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the Awakened One
Tuscany – Thangka Weekend Course
The course is given in English and will be translated in Italian
In this weekend course you will learn how to draw Buddha Shakyamuni according to traditional Tibetan thangka scroll paintings.
The practice of Buddha Shakyamuni (the ‘Enlightened One’ or ‘Awakened One’) helps you purify negativities of body, speech and mind, which is essential if you want to make progress on the spiritual path.
In this weekend you will learn through a combination of slideshows, lectures and meditations about the history and cultural/religious context of Tibetan thangka paintings, and of the symbolism found in the Tibetan art itself. There will also be a detailed explanation of Buddha Shakyamuni’s mantra.
The practical element of drawing in the course is like a meditation in itself, and creates a lot of joy.
If you are a Buddhist practitioner, drawing the Buddha image significantly improves visualization in your meditations.
The course will be given in English (with Italian translation) and is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no drawing experience whatsoever! Beginners will first draw a Buddha Face before moving on to drawing the complete figure.
If you have drawn Buddha Shakyamuni in a previous course with Carmen you can also choose to draw Medicine Buddha instead. If you want this, please contact Carmen beforehand it so she can prepare this for you.
Testimonials & student artwork can be found here
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