Chenrezig (Skt.: Avalokiteshvara),
the Boddhisattva of Great Compassion
NYC – Tibet House – weekend course
organized by the Shantideva Meditation Center
In this Tibetan Buddhist Art weekend course you will learn how to draw the Buddha of Compassion according to the Tibetan Thangka tradition.
Avalokiteshvara, the ‘One who hears the cries of the world’, is the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Protector of Tibet. The Dalai Lama is considered to be his earthly incarnation.
Long ago Chenrezig -as he’s called in Tibetan- vowed not to return to Nirvana until all sentient beings were liberated from their suffering.
In this 4-armed form he represents the Four Immeasurable Qualities of a Bodhisattva: compassion, love, joy and equanimity.
This wonderful deity reminds us that true awakening is not a retreat nor escape from our personal problems, but rather reaching outward and embracing the entire world with the compassion and love in our heart.
Included in the course are (short) meditations, slideshows & talks (on the symbolism) and a lot of individual guidance.
You will also learn the meaning of his famous mantra OM MANI PADME HUM
The course is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no drawing experience whatsoever.
OPTIONAL for beginners: you can also choose to draw the Face of the Buddha and the Face of Avalokiteshvara in this weekend (instead of his complete body), as this will be easier.
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