USA / NYC / May 30, 2019 / The Endless Knot

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The Endless Knot 

Drawing workshop on one of the most famous Tibetan symbols (no drawing experience needed)

Organized by The Alix Experience

This evening you will learn how to draw the famous Endless Knot Symbol according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

The ENDLESS KNOT or ETERNAL KNOT (Skt. shrivatsa; Tib. dpal be’u) has no beginning and no end, and represents the beginningless rounds of existence. It also indicates the link of wisdom and compassion in a Buddha’s enlightenment and is therefore considered to be the ‘lucky diagram’.

This special knot is part of the Eight Auspicious Buddhist Symbols (that Carmen painted for the Dalai Lama), which derived from a group of early Indian symbols of royalty which were presented at ceremonies (such as the coronation of a king).

Besides being decorative, the Eternal Knot is seen as an auspicious sign of spiritual and material well-being. As it’s such a popular symbol among Tibetan Buddhists it can be found in most homes and as well as in
monasteries. You’ll find it on all kinds of sacred and not sacred objects, such as prayer wheels, wooden furniture, metalwork, on walls, carpets and silk brocades. There are many different forms of the Eternal Knot, and this evening you will create your own!

No drawing experience is needed.

Snacks & drinks included! As well as the use of all materials.


Carmen offers more Thangka Courses in NYC in May 

Date: Thursday May 30, 2019
Time: 5.30 – 8.30PM (You may arrive at 5PM)
Price: $81, including drinks, snacks and the use of all materials
Where: Meet In Place Spring, 75 Spring Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012


This special workshop is organized by Suzanne Randolph from The Alix Experience