USA / NYC / MANJUSHRI, BUDDHA OF WISDOM / Oct 6-8, 2023 / Register Now

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Manjushri by Graham Dyer

The Buddha of
Infinite Wisdom

Or The Buddha for beginner students (see feat. box)

Oct 6/7/8 / Shantideva Center / NYC

This weekend you will learn how to draw the beautiful Manjushri (Tib.: Jampel-yang), according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition or thangka (scroll paintings).

Manjushri embodies the wisdom of all the Buddhas, and therefore the attributes that he holds in his hands are an expression of this enlightened wisdom.

In his left hand he holds a lotus flower that supports the ‘Perfection of Wisdom-Sutra‘, an important Mahayana- text that reveals the methods for developing and achieving the ultimate wisdom in yourself.

In his right hand he holds a flaming sword, symbolizing the power of his wisdom to cut through the core of all our illusions, namely: ignorance. Because of our ignorance we experience all the problems in this life.

It is said that studying the Wisdom-Sutras and meditating on Manjushri are the two most powerful ways to develop wisdom in yourself.

In addition to drawing this special deity, this weekend course you will also learn all about the backgrounds and symbolism of Manjushri
through presentations and lectures. In the mornings we will start with a guided meditation, and you will learn the meanings of Manjushri’s mantra and how to work with it.

Thangka-drawing is a meditation in itself, and creates joy and inner peace.
Buddhist lamas say “When you draw a Buddha, you draw your own mind.”
If you are a Buddhist practitioner, drawing a Buddha can greatly be of benefit to your visualization meditation.

<strong>Beginners are welcome! Prerequisite: the Buddha Face course Online or Onsite (in NYC on Oct 5)</strong>
Note that this subject of Manjushri is more suitable for intermediate to advanced thangka students. Beginner students are welcome to join and learn to draw The Buddha (Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha of our time) this weekend. The requirement for a complete Buddha is this is that you’ve learned the basics through the Drawing the Buddha Face workshop on Oct 5 / Tibet House NYC / Drawing the Buddha Face. Alternatively you can take the Buddha Face Course anytime beforehand Online at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art.


More Info & Registration


Dates & Times:
Fri Oct 6 from 7-8.30PM

Sat Oct 7 from 10.30AM-6PM
(morning 10:30am-1pm, lunch 1-2pm, afternoon 2-6pm) 

Sun Oct 8 from 10.30AM-5PM
(morning 10:30am-1pm, lunch 1-2pm, afternoon 2-5pm) 

Workshop Fee:
$225, including the use of materials*

*We have drawing paper, pencils, erasers and rulers for you to use. If you prefer to bring your own materials in addition as well as  colored pencils for example, please do so. You may also want to bring a notebook and pen to make notes during this class.

432 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(917) 909-0410


As there’s limited room space available it’s recommended to register asap:




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