The wonderful Geisha Exhibition & Buddha Flag painting project at the Museum of Ethnology…
Beauty, art and mysticism on Bali & sunrise at the Borobudur on Java…
Annual painting classes in Singapore with Mandala of the 5 Elements as subject…
December – Thangka Painting Year Training
November – Green Tara & the 21 Taras
October – Drawing Padmasambhava in Venice and Buddha Shakyamuni in Bologna
September – Happinez Festival exhibition of the 8 Auspicious Symbols artwork
August – Festivals, Paris & The Guimet Museum of Asian Art
July- Create a Tibetan Thangka Painting during the annual Thangka Painting Retreat in Italy
My long thangka painting retreat is held each year in Arco, Trento (Northern Italy). Participants come from many different countries and there are many ways of getting there. We took the slow boat.
May – The Sand Mandala in progress: from the first grains of sand to the dismantling ceremony
April – What I do besides thangka painting & teaching
The very first thangka art retreat on the island of Sri Lanka
Art course incl. sightseeing tour in Sri Lanka with subject ‘Guan Yin, the female Bodhisattva of Great Compassion’
For the visits of HH the Dalai Lama to The Netherlands in 2009, 2014 and 2018, thangka painter Carmen Mensink was asked to create large paintings of the 8 Auspicious Symbols to welcome this special master in her country, according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.