8 Auspicious Symbols Thangka Art Course – Inspiration Gallery!

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Welcome to the Inspiration Gallery! Here displayed are the artworks that were created during the online Eight Auspicious Symbols Thangka Art Course with Carmen Mensink, Editions 2021 + 2022, at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art.
These traditional Tibetan artworks are made by people from all over the world, and both with and without any drawing experience. Not only express these images the enlightened Buddha mind, they also convey the beauty, love and dedication of the maker. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Isn’t each and every one of them amazing?

Mara
USA

I feel very grateful about this experience

It was an amazing long and beautiful journey to draw the 8 Auspicious Signs. I feel very grateful about this experience and I know it will go on and o...
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I feel very grateful about this experience

It was an amazing long and beautiful journey to draw the 8 Auspicious Signs. I feel very grateful about this experience and I know it will go on and on inside of me and in the way life unfold.
Thank you so much Carmen Mensink ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒ

Mara
USA
Anne Vial

My Pair of Fishes

My Pair of Fishes

Anne Vial
Ellen Green
United States

Thank you, again. I look forward to next time

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

Thank you, again. I look forward to next time

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

Ellen Green
United States
Sushma
Netherlands

My Victory Banner

My Victory Banner

Sushma
Netherlands
Brenda
The Netherlands

Check out my artworks!

A selection of the artworks that I made during the 8 Auspicious Symbols Course

Check out my artworks!

A selection of the artworks that I made during the 8 Auspicious Symbols Course

Brenda
The Netherlands
Kanti Arani
Canada

My Parasol

My Parasol

Kanti Arani
Canada
Kathleen Horne
United States

I loved this course

I loved this course, and am excited to continue exploring ways to create these symbols!

I loved this course

I loved this course, and am excited to continue exploring ways to create these symbols!

Kathleen Horne
United States
Caroline
Connecticut, USA

I was concerned about how well an online course would work, but all my fears were put to rest

This was a wonderful course and surpassed my expectations! I really look forward to doing more work with Carmen. I was concerned about how well an onl...
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I was concerned about how well an online course would work, but all my fears were put to rest

This was a wonderful course and surpassed my expectations! I really look forward to doing more work with Carmen. I was concerned about how well an online course would work, but all my fears were put to rest. Carmen gave great feedback and has developed a great way to present her information. Thank you so much!

Caroline
Connecticut, USA
Ellen Green
United States

I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity

Once again, your teaching not only increased my knowledge and skill, but also touched my heart. I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity...
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I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity

Once again, your teaching not only increased my knowledge and skill, but also touched my heart. I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity with devotion for the dharma as it unfolds on my paper. Thank you.

Ellen Green
United States
Ellen Green
United States

My Conch Shell

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

My Conch Shell

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

Ellen Green
United States
Sushma
Netherlands

My Conch Shell

My Conch Shell

Sushma
Netherlands
Kanika Mehra
Mumbai, India

This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more!

Dear Carmen, it was a wonderful course. I have not managed to finish all the art works, but I plan to complete them . The meditations, symbolism behin...
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This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more!

Dear Carmen, it was a wonderful course. I have not managed to finish all the art works, but I plan to complete them . The meditations, symbolism behind each symbol and reflection was so enriching! This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more! thank you so much for all the effort you have put in creating these courses for us!

Kanika Mehra
Mumbai, India
Barry
USA

The lessons are a pleasure to complete and use creatively

Loved the course. I have been creating symbols in different formats, both large and small over these many weeks. Carmen’s persona and teaching m...
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The lessons are a pleasure to complete and use creatively

Loved the course. I have been creating symbols in different formats, both large and small over these many weeks. Carmen’s persona and teaching methodologies are so finely tuned to, and in sync with, the participants, that the lessons are a pleasure to complete and use creatively.

Barry
USA
Mara
USA

Closeup of my artwork

Closeup of my artwork

Mara
USA
Anne Vial
Barcelona, Spain

My Treasure Vase

My Treasure Vase

Anne Vial
Barcelona, Spain
Anne Vial

My Eternal Knot

My Eternal Knot

Anne Vial
Anne Vial
Barcelona, Spain

Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings

Its my 2nd course with Carmen. Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings. Its clear a lot of love...
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Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings

Its my 2nd course with Carmen. Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings. Its clear a lot of love & effort has gone into the preparation of all individual modules. Inspiring and enriching. Thank you for your enthusiasm & generosity, Carmen!

Anne Vial
Barcelona, Spain
Anne Vial

My Dharma Wheel

My Dharma Wheel

Anne Vial
MQ
Singapore

Indeed a wonderful and insightful experience

I was initially hesitant to sign up for the course as I am not a fan of learning drawings from recorded videos and work schedule was very busy. Howeve...
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Indeed a wonderful and insightful experience

I was initially hesitant to sign up for the course as I am not a fan of learning drawings from recorded videos and work schedule was very busy. However, I decided to take the plunge as I had attended Carmen’s live classes and really enjoyed her teachings. I did not regret the decision as it is indeed a wonderful and insightful experience as I excitedly wait for each week’s module and dedicated whatever free time I could find to work on the symbols, even if I had to work past midnight. It became a therapeutic respite from work and although i have yet to complete the mandala, I can’t wait to complete it with beautiful colours and add it to my Thangka drawings. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to travel for Carmen’s live classes but till then, her online courses are a wonderful replacement for her global students.

MQ
Singapore
Sushma
Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

It gave me a lot of inner peace in a challenging period

It was a special experience for me to participate with an online course from Carmen instead of an course on location. The films, information and bonus...
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It gave me a lot of inner peace in a challenging period

It was a special experience for me to participate with an online course from Carmen instead of an course on location. The films, information and bonus material that came with it was a pleasant surprise.๐ŸŒŸ

It was an enriching experience to learn more about the 8 Auspicious Symbols that gave me a lot of inner peace in a challenging period for me.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

I haven’t finished my mandala with the symbols yet, but I have enough information with me to continue and create moments for myself to continue working on this.๐ŸŒŸ

Thank you Carmen for all your efforts and your valuable enriching lessons!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝโค

Sushma
Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
Anne Vial

My Lotus Flower

My Lotus Flower

Anne Vial
Emmelien
The Netherlands

My Mandala with the 8 Auspicious Symbols

My Mandala with the 8 Auspicious Symbols

Emmelien
The Netherlands
Anh Nguyen

A wonderful experience

I have had a wonderful experience with Carmenโ€™s Eight Auspicious Symbols course.

A wonderful experience

I have had a wonderful experience with Carmenโ€™s Eight Auspicious Symbols course.

Anh Nguyen
Irma Lindemans
Den Haag, Nederland

Super explanation and great videos, everything very inspiring!

I thought it was a great course, a super challenge for me to draw a mandala for the first time. I succeeded despite some technical mistakes, but I als...
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Super explanation and great videos, everything very inspiring!

I thought it was a great course, a super challenge for me to draw a mandala for the first time. I succeeded despite some technical mistakes, but I also learn from that. Super explanation and great videos, everything very inspiring!

Irma Lindemans
Den Haag, Nederland
Sally Sando
USA

I’ve always wanted to learn to draw and I have found an approach that seems to work for me

This is the third class that I’ve taken with Carmen. I think she does a wonderful job-the courses are very well-rounded with general information...
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I’ve always wanted to learn to draw and I have found an approach that seems to work for me

This is the third class that I’ve taken with Carmen. I think she does a wonderful job-the courses are very well-rounded with general information on the topic, guided meditations, recommended dharma teachings by Carmen and other teachers, and clear materials to work with. Asher courses are much more than just a drawing class! I’ve always wanted to learn to draw and I have found an approach that seems to work for me- people can recognize what I’ve drawn!! Thank-you, Carmen for offering these courses online. I’d love to attend one in person.

Sally Sando
USA
Brenda
The Netherlands

Check out my Mandala!

The 8 Auspicious Symbols in mandala shape

Check out my Mandala!

The 8 Auspicious Symbols in mandala shape

Brenda
The Netherlands
Kanti Arani
Canada

Here’s my Lotus!

My Lotus

Here’s my Lotus!

My Lotus

Kanti Arani
Canada
Alice Sorensen
New York, USA

Check out my Pair of Fishes!

Check out my Pair of Fishes!

Alice Sorensen
New York, USA
Beth Jenkins
United States

Loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols

I loved this course. I loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols. The Eternal Knot is a symbol that I feel especially drawn to....
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Loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols

I loved this course. I loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols. The Eternal Knot is a symbol that I feel especially drawn to. I was readying to take my Bodhisattva vow while working on this symbol and it really helped it come alive for me. Thank you Carmen and Tara too

Beth Jenkins
United States
Kanti Arani
Canada

I am always amazed at the information Carmen provides us in each and every module

The Ashtamangala (8 Auspicious symbols) class was a great experience for me. A detail oriented course with many notes, mantras and meditations. Ms Car...
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I am always amazed at the information Carmen provides us in each and every module

The Ashtamangala (8 Auspicious symbols) class was a great experience for me. A detail oriented course with many notes, mantras and meditations. Ms Carmen Mensink is a wonderful teacher and I am always amazed at the information she provides us in each and every module with profound in-depth history, information and insights from revered preachers and monks. What I liked the most was that it was not only a great art class but the reasoning and thought process that was provoked while learning every single symbol.

Kanti Arani
Canada
Kanika Mehra
Mumbai, India

My Treasure Vase

My Treasure Vase

Kanika Mehra
Mumbai, India
Sushma
Netherlands

My Treasure Vase

My Treasure Vase

Sushma
Netherlands
Kanika Mehra
Mumbai, India

My Pair of Fishes

My Pair of Fishes

Kanika Mehra
Mumbai, India
Joyce Isabelle
New Jersey, USA

I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring.

This was a great course. I enjoyed delving into each symbol. I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring. Thank you Carmen for the informative lec...
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I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring.

This was a great course. I enjoyed delving into each symbol. I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring.

Thank you Carmen for the informative lectures and peaceful meditations.

Joyce Isabelle
New Jersey, USA
Sushma
Netherlands

My Pair of Fishes

My Pair of Fishes

Sushma
Netherlands
Sushma
Netherlands

My Eternal Knot

My Eternal Knot

Sushma
Netherlands
Kathleen Horne
United States

Easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

Carmen has created a course that is easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

Easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

Carmen has created a course that is easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

Kathleen Horne
United States
Anne Vial
Barcelona, Spain

My favourite symbol

Here a pic with me & my favourite symbol (;

My favourite symbol

Here a pic with me & my favourite symbol (;

Anne Vial
Barcelona, Spain
Carol
United States

My drawings became more confident – I loved the experience

I liked that the course brought back old and forgotten aspects of myself, like how to slow down and really be in the moment. My expectations were more...
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My drawings became more confident – I loved the experience

I liked that the course brought back old and forgotten aspects of myself, like how to slow down and really be in the moment. My expectations were more than met – it was really a great course. I noticed that my drawings became more confident and that the strokes became more fluid with practice. But along with that were deep feelings of calm/support and a sense of strong love. I had to rush at the end because I was away for a week but my wheel still came out fine. I loved the experience.

Carol
United States
Moira McCaul
United States

As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols

Loved everything! As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols. Thank you so much Carmen for your generous teachings! I prom...
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As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols

Loved everything! As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols. Thank you so much Carmen for your generous teachings! I promise to share the completed drawings with you when I finish my symbols. I plan to use gouache for the coloring.

Moira McCaul
United States
Anne Vial

My Victory Banner

My Victory Banner

Anne Vial
Anne Vial

My Conch Shell

My Conch Shell

Anne Vial
Esther

Knowledge, insight, calmth, inspriration and lots of fun

The last half year I joined 3 online courses: the Budha face, the Medicine Budha en now the 8 Auspicious Symbols. The classes gave me knowledge, insig...
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Knowledge, insight, calmth, inspriration and lots of fun

The last half year I joined 3 online courses: the Budha face, the Medicine Budha en now the 8 Auspicious Symbols. The classes gave me knowledge, insight, calmth, inspriration and lots of fun. Every week I am looking forward to the next module. I can join the lessons whenever it suits me and Carmen is always very helpfull by helping me to structure my ideas.

Esther
Margot
The Netherlands

So much information, really well structured and very clear

My artwork unfortunately is not finished. I really enjoyed the course as I have always enjoyed all your courses. You give so much information and it i...
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So much information, really well structured and very clear

My artwork unfortunately is not finished. I really enjoyed the course as I have always enjoyed all your courses. You give so much information and it is really well structured and very clear. I loved drawing whilst listening to the buddhist lectures you offered us. It is really very enriching and I feel very privileged it has come on my path. Thank you so much Carmen for a beautiful course and I am looking forward to a next one!

Margot
The Netherlands
Sushma
Netherlands

My Parasol

My Parasol

Sushma
Netherlands
Sylvia
The Hague, The Netherlands

I learned a lot about each symbol. Carmen is a true and devoted artist

I am very happy, that I have decided to take the course of the 8 auspicious symbols. I learned a lot about each symbol and got a better understanding...
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I learned a lot about each symbol. Carmen is a true and devoted artist

I am very happy, that I have decided to take the course of the 8 auspicious symbols. I learned a lot about each symbol and got a better understanding of their means. I loved to draw each symbol and enjoyed filling my mandala, although not finished yet. I did several courses with Carmen on site, first time online course and I would like to give a big applaus to Carmen. She is a true and devoted artist. Om Mani Padme Hum๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ฟโค๏ธ

Sylvia
The Hague, The Netherlands

Check out my Mandala!

Here are myย 8 Auspicious Symbols, placed in the mandala shape

Check out my Mandala!

Here are myย 8 Auspicious Symbols, placed in the mandala shape

Anne Vial

My Parasol

My Parasol

Anne Vial
Sushma
Netherlands

My Lotus Flower

My Lotus Flower

Sushma
Netherlands