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Thangkas: Tibetan-Buddhist scroll paintings

painted by Carmen Mensink

    A selection of the thangka paintings created by Carmen and a ‘sneak preview’ of the paintings she’s currently working on.
    Click on each image to see the name and click again to read more about the artwork and see the making of in pictures.

    Buddha Shakyamuni

    The historical Buddha of our time
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    Mandala of Compassion

    Mandala of Chenrezig / Avalokiteshvara The Buddha of Compassion
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    Thangka Classes

    Learn to draw/paint a Buddha, Mandala or Symbols in the...
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    Medicine Buddha

    The Buddha of Healing
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    Green Tara thangka painted by Carmen Mensink

    Green Tara

    The Mother of all Buddhas
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    Vajra

    (Tib.: dorje) Tantric ritual implement
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    The eight tibetan lucky symbols

    The Eight Auspicious Symbols is the most famous set of symbols in Tibetan Buddhism.
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    Vajrapani

    The Infinite Power of all Buddhas
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    White Tara painted by Carmen Mensink

    White Tara

    Buddha of Long Life
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    Amitayus thangka painted by Carmen Mensink

    Amitayus

    Buddha of Longevity
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    Offering Goddess

    with lotus flower and mantra
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    8 Medicine Buddhas

    The Healing Masters
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    Mandala of the 5 Elements

    Earth - Water - Fire - Air - Space
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    Tibetan Medicine Plants

    Healing plants & Herbs
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    Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara)

    (Skt.: Avalokiteshvara) Buddha of Compassion
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    Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)

    Padmasambhava is also referred to as the Second Buddha as without him we would not have Tibetan Buddhism
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    Lotus flower

    (padma) Symbol of the Spiritual Journey
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    Thangka of Vajrayogini

    From Passion to Compassion
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    Commissioning or buying a thangka
    Carmen can paint you a thangka on commission. Any size is welcome and will be painted in consultation with you (including special dedications & blessings on the back) making it a very personal thangka. Traditionally, by commissioning a thangka, you will ‘bring the Buddha alive‘ which, according to Tibetan-Buddhism, brings on very positive karma and stabilizes your connection with the Buddha and the path to enlightenment, in this life and in future lives. Click here for more information on buying one of these thangkas or commissioning one.

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