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NYC – Weekend Course


of the 5 Elements

Earth – Water – Fire – Air – Space

During this new weekend course, organized by Pratt Institute, you will learn how to draw a mandala according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

The basis of Indian Ayurvedic Medicine was formed by the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space.
This system was later incorporated in the Tibetan Medicine.

Within ourselves, these elements correspond with our chakras as well as with the different emotions, colors, tastes, body types, diseases, thinking styles and character.
This mandala was used to explain the relationship between diseases and their treatments.

In addition to the drawing sessions there will be short guided meditations and lectures to learn more about the cultural/historical context and symbolism of this mandala within the Tibetan Buddhist art.

>>> Included in this course is a visit to the Rubin Museum of Art!

Drawing experience is not necessary.

Check out the other courses in NYC such as Buddha Face workshop April 3, 2018,  Vajrasattva, Buddha of Purification, April 13-15, 2018

Date: Saturday April 7 + Sunday April 8, 2018
Time: 10Am – 5PM both days
Price: $395
Where: PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER, 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
See also the Pratt Institute website

Materials to bring:
– 1 sheet of good drawing paper 17 x 22 inch (or larger if you wish)
– pencil (or mechanical pencil), eraser, ruler (pref. 18 inch)
– compass
– colored pencils

Please register with Program Director Suzanne de Vegh a.s.a.p.:
Send an email: sdevegh(at) or call 212.647.7299.