Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course – Inspiration Gallery!


Welcome to the Medicine Buddha Inspiration Gallery!
Here displayed are the artworks that were created during the online Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course Edition 2022, at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art (check out all upcoming classes!)
These traditional Buddhas of Healing are made by people from all over the world, and both with and without any drawing experience.
Not only express these images the enlightened Buddha mind, they also convey the beauty, love and dedication of the maker. 🙏🏼
Isn’t each and every one of them amazing?

Sylvia
The Hague, the Netherlands

I was able to deepen my knowledge about buddhism

My medicine buddha – he is my favourite one and I enjoyed every moment. Many thanks to Carmen for her guidance and support. I have learned a lot...
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I was able to deepen my knowledge about buddhism

My medicine buddha – he is my favourite one and I enjoyed every moment. Many thanks to Carmen for her guidance and support. I have learned a lot by the lectures and was able to deepen my knowledge about buddhism. It won’t be the last time that I will draw the medicine buddha.

Sylvia
The Hague, the Netherlands
Evaly van Dijk
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands

Love to draw this. Every time again.

Love to draw this. Every time again. Continue with this slowly. Will join online again, or spend a week in the Netherlands, I think that would be grea...
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Love to draw this. Every time again.

Love to draw this. Every time again. Continue with this slowly. Will join online again, or spend a week in the Netherlands, I think that would be great too.

Evaly van Dijk
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
Deborah Carnick
Del Mar, California

Especially appreciated all your sharing and teachings

Oh…I’m so excited about this…gotta show it. So here’s the Buddha (fixed up), with an outline of my hair (gonna play with flame...
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Especially appreciated all your sharing and teachings

Oh…I’m so excited about this…gotta show it.
So here’s the Buddha (fixed up), with an outline of my hair (gonna play with flames) and shoulders, with my hand holding the flower in front….and for awesome measure…the estuary and cliff behind….and last evenings’ sunset for clouds and sky.

Self portrait…Buddha within.

Ahhhh… if I can paint this.

Carmen,
I know this is not a traditional thangka image…and I hope you are okay with this. I’d like to explore my contemporary art expression with the spiritual aspects of traditional thangka painting.

Yes, I enjoyed this course very much. I especially appreciated all your sharing and teachings…and understanding the respect of this spiritual process and meanings.

I learned a lot and look forward toward continuing.

Thank you,
🙏🏻💕Debbie

Deborah Carnick
Del Mar, California
Cecilia
Hungary

Enjoyed a lot!

Thank you for the course, I’m enjoyed a lot! I really like the result also, but im on the way to do it even better 🙂 It really takes a lot of ti...
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Enjoyed a lot!

Thank you for the course, I’m enjoyed a lot!
I really like the result also, but im on the way to do it even better 🙂 It really takes a lot of time, so i wish to have another three day do repeat it. I would like to color with acril, if it possible.
Best wishies for everybody!

Cecilia
Hungary
Lisa
USA

Meditative, healing and grounding for me to light a candle and work

Still working and so much erasing to do but…… here are the 8 Medicine Buddhas. I loved this course, the history, the chanting, and the challenge of dr...
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Meditative, healing and grounding for me to light a candle and work

Still working and so much erasing to do but…… here are the 8 Medicine Buddhas.
I loved this course, the history, the chanting, and the challenge of drawing all of these smaller Buddhas. Definitely the most difficult so far – and also timely and needed. Meditative, healing and grounding for me to light a candle and work. Sending love to Ukraine and to the people of Russia.

Lisa
USA
Annie Bien
Brooklyn, NY USA

Really happy to be drawing again

Hi Carmen, Here is a photo of me with Medicine Buddha, whom I saw when I closed my eyes during the dedication, but with different color halos glimmeri...
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Really happy to be drawing again

Hi Carmen,

Here is a photo of me with Medicine Buddha, whom I saw when I closed my eyes during the dedication, but with different color halos glimmering, very moving.

This time I realized that next time I would like to try to paint the Buddha I have chosen to draw. I used the color pencils that can have water added to make it more like water color along with regular color pencils making the paper wavy. Other than that I was really happy to be drawing again, and if I have time, I would like to draw another one, perhaps in blue ink. If you like I can send you a photo by email of just the Medicine Buddha alone.

Annie Bien
Brooklyn, NY USA
Esther
The Netherlands

The course also helps to improve my meditation

Hi Carmen, Enjoyed the course again. Very nice and interesting. I am not only learning more about the thangka paintings but the course also helps to i...
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The course also helps to improve my meditation

Hi Carmen, Enjoyed the course again. Very nice and interesting. I am not only learning more about the thangka paintings but the course also helps to improve my meditation. The last two courses I have learned so much and I am looking forward to learn more. Thanks again for the info you sent in response to my questions about the lion throne. I’m very happy with that. I hope to take another course in the fall. Looking forward to it already.

 

Esther
The Netherlands
Lisa Evert
United States

Carmen was always responsive to questions and to provide feedback and suggestions

I loved the Medicine Buddha course for so many reasons. Really well thought out with so much detail and history, as well as chanting and meditation. C...
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Carmen was always responsive to questions and to provide feedback and suggestions

I loved the Medicine Buddha course for so many reasons. Really well thought out with so much detail and history, as well as chanting and meditation. Carmen was always responsive to questions and to provide feedback and suggestions. So timely as well- I feel that doing this work at this time is supportive and inspirational during so much chaos and suffering in the world. I lit a candle each night that I worked and dedicated any merit to those in need.

Lisa Evert
United States
Natalia Melnikova
Spain

I spent hours chanting the mantra for all those in pain and desperation

This course was very special for me. I started drawing my Medicine Buddha concentrating on the healing aspects for one person and I was finishing it w...
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I spent hours chanting the mantra for all those in pain and desperation

This course was very special for me. I started drawing my Medicine Buddha concentrating on the healing aspects for one person and I was finishing it with great sorrow for the people who were involved in the war in Ucrania. I spent hours chanting M. Buddha mantra for all those in pain and desperation.
Carmen, our dear teacher has provided an extraordinary course on Tibetan medicine and I’ve learnt a lot of interesting things it. I hope to enroll in the next course of medicine plants to learn more about it and be able to make another Thangka with them.

Natalia Melnikova
Spain
Evaly van Dijk
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands

The online program is very well put together

Not quite finished yet, I’m working on it every week. Really enjoy doing it. Really enjoyed drawing and coloring again. And thank you the online...
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The online program is very well put together

Not quite finished yet, I’m working on it every week. Really enjoy doing it. Really enjoyed drawing and coloring again. And thank you the online program is very well put together. Also the color module. This summer I’m going to sign up for the drawing retreat in The Netherlands. I’m looking forward to that. Love Evaly

Evaly van Dijk
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
Marco
The Netherlands

It’s been an beautiful meditative experience

I’ve really enjoyed the drawing experience of the Medicine Buddha. It’s been an beautiful meditative experience and deepening of my connec...
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It’s been an beautiful meditative experience

I’ve really enjoyed the drawing experience of the Medicine Buddha. It’s been an beautiful meditative experience and deepening of my connection with the Medicine Buddha. Thank you Carmen for making this beautiful practice available to others!

With gratitude,
Marco

Marco
The Netherlands
David Payge
Manchester, England

Here’s my Medicine Buddha so far

Here’s my Medicine Buddha so far

David Payge
Manchester, England
Natasha
United Kingdom

These courses opened up a whole new philosophy and art for me

Another wonderful course, with every course I do with Carmen I learn something and progress further. I really enjoyed the drawing and painting of the...
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These courses opened up a whole new philosophy and art for me

Another wonderful course, with every course I do with Carmen I learn something and progress further. I really enjoyed the drawing and painting of the Medicine Buddha, it was profound and I felt quite moved when I had finished it. As always, the grids and instructions are clear and I love the extra meditations and information given in the course. I am so glad Carmen decided to do these courses online, they have really opened up a whole new philosophy and art for me.

Natasha
United Kingdom
Sabine
The Hague, Netherlands

Step by step through the wonderful realms of history, old traditions, healing plants, Buddhist symbols, mantra’s and much more

This course was an inspiring journey of the consciousness through the energyfields of the Medicine Buddha. We started with a blank piece of paper and...
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Step by step through the wonderful realms of history, old traditions, healing plants, Buddhist symbols, mantra’s and much more

This course was an inspiring journey of the consciousness through the energyfields of the Medicine Buddha. We started with a blank piece of paper and a pen in our hands, having Carmen on our side, who walked me step by step through the wonderful realms of history, old traditions, healing plants, Buddhist symbols, mantra’s and much more. Being supported and encouraged by her excellent coaching qualities, her patience and her profound and generously shared knowledge, I ended this journey with a drawing of the Medicine Buddha, being astonished, that I really created this myself. The whole wonderful proces was strengthening qualities like diligence, endurance, patience, serenity and meditation and there was so much pure joy. Thank you so much, Carmen and my fellow students for this unforgetable experience.

Sabine
The Hague, Netherlands
Janis Cooper
British Columbia, Canada

The instruction guided me through each challenge

The course was well organized. I enjoyed all aspects of it. I especially enjoyed the images used in the videos regarding iconography and Tibetan medic...
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The instruction guided me through each challenge

The course was well organized. I enjoyed all aspects of it. I especially enjoyed the images used in the videos regarding iconography and Tibetan medicine. With two months for the course, I found I got very familiar with the mantra. Also, I found some aspects challenging, but the instruction guided me through each challenge.
Thank you Camen!

Janis Cooper
British Columbia, Canada
Muriël Koopman
Vleuten, The Netherlands

Reconnected more with myself again

I started this course, process, blanc, not expecting but hoping it would bring me some joy and peace and healing. It brought me more than that. During...
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Reconnected more with myself again

I started this course, process, blanc, not expecting but hoping it would bring me some joy and peace and healing.

It brought me more than that. During this whole process I became able to reconnect more with myself again.

My situation is difficult and doing this course brought also joy to my husband, who witnessed me smiling more and finding some inner peace on moments.

Just super grateful I was given the opportunity and for ever happy with my Medicine Buddha 🙏🙏🙏

I will try to colour it in the best way I can in the coming weeks/months.

May you all find peace and joy in the merits this course brought me.

Muriël Koopman
Vleuten, The Netherlands