December – Masterclass in Classic Realism oil painting

This month I joined a masterclass with Cornelis le Mair, a contemporary master painter who paints according to the style of the old Dutch masters such as Willem Claeszoon Heda, Willem Kalf, and -of course- Rembrandt van Rijn.

November – Teachings from Tulku Lobsang

Meeting with the Venerable Tulku Lobsang, a master in the Buddhist Philosophy, whose teachings are based on the ancient Tantric knowledge that is the foundation for Tibetan Buddhism, Medicine, Astrology and other healing techniques.

September – The Silk Road

Exhibition on the Silk Road, which was not one road as one might think, but a collection of ancient trade routes that linked China to Central Asia on one side, and the Mediterranean and the Middle East to the other.

July – Teen Thangka Classes in New York

Every year I offer Buddhist Art Classes for teenagers at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. It’s so wonderful to be able to inspire these teenagers, coming from all backgrounds and religions, through the Buddhas they learn to draw.

February – The Temples of Thailand

I traveled to Thailand to learn more about the beautiful and old Buddhist Lanna Art and to visit as many temples and museums as I could. I also connected with some Thai artists who work in this decorative Buddhist art style.