Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course June July 2020

Medicine Buddha Inspiration Gallery 

Welcome to the Gallery showing the artworks that were created during the online Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course in June-July 2020 at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art. Cheers to all these beautiful Medicine Buddhas, that show all the love and dedication that went into creating these artworks!

Anna De Schutter

I knew it would be great again!

I loved doing this course. I knew it would be great again!
I knew more or less what to expect and the course was again very well structured.

I very much a…

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I knew it would be great again!

I loved doing this course. I knew it would be great again!
I knew more or less what to expect and the course was again very well structured.

I very much appreciated the mantra and the singing, it took me into another state of mind, so it was easier for me to focus.

Anna De Schutter
Valeria Kiraly

Surpassed my expectations

I loved that the course was very well rounded with information about the medicine Buddha and all the extra things. It gave me a wonderful sense of being closer to th…

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Surpassed my expectations

I loved that the course was very well rounded with information about the medicine Buddha and all the extra things. It gave me a wonderful sense of being closer to the sacred aspect of drawing a Buddha.
I especially loved that I had a guided meditation to begin every drawing session…what a true blessing!
This course surpassed my expectations and I have recommended it to several friends.

Valeria Kiraly
Kanti Arani

Liked the special zoom session to understand the colouring techniques

This session was structured very well to understand the iconography and how to draw the full Buddha body. I really enjoyed the transformation of grid to the full body…

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Liked the special zoom session to understand the colouring techniques

This session was structured very well to understand the iconography and how to draw the full Buddha body. I really enjoyed the transformation of grid to the full body figure as we go on the course step by step.

I reall liked the way Carmen explained drawing feet and hands in this course.
I also liked the special zoom session she took to help me understand the colouring techniques.

Kanti Arani
Joyce Isabelle

I didn’t think I could draw a full Buddha. It was a great experience

The course felt thorough. Carmen is adept at instruction and encouragement!
I loved learning about the mantra. I learned a lot in my one-on-one Zoom session.

I didn’…

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I didn’t think I could draw a full Buddha. It was a great experience

The course felt thorough. Carmen is adept at instruction and encouragement!
I loved learning about the mantra. I learned a lot in my one-on-one Zoom session.

I didn’t think I could draw a full Buddha. It was a great experience. I learned a lot about thangka methods, working with pencil, and colors. In addition, learned about the Medicine Buddha and his mantra, plants, symbolism.
Thank you Carmen!

Joyce Isabelle
Maria E.

It was such a special time for me!

The course exceeded my expectations. So much information on the history and detailed instruction that I really enjoyed, especially for drawing the hands and feet, I so…

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It was such a special time for me!

The course exceeded my expectations. So much information on the history and detailed instruction that I really enjoyed, especially for drawing the hands and feet, I so appreciated it. The mantra recitation was really beautiful!

I absolutely love the Meditations and the sacredness with which you handle and deliver the course material, Carmen! I loved every aspect of the course and it was such a blessing to be able to go over material I needed to review again and again!

Also, the fact that you offered the course online was so helpful since with the pandemic no onsite courses were available! Still miss the interaction with you in person and with the other students but I am so grateful I could immerse myself in drawing sacred art! It was such a special time for me!

Maria E.
Krystine Alkermann

I walk alongside Carmen for realize my dream of painting a thangka

It’s a chance to be able to participate in online courses with carmen! I can only move very little because my job and my family are involved. My family knows the…

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I walk alongside Carmen for realize my dream of painting a thangka

It’s a chance to be able to participate in online courses with carmen! I can only move very little because my job and my family are involved. My family knows the importance for me to continue to walk alongside Carmen for realize my dream of painting a thangka one day. The carmen lessons are of an excellent level.

I hope to be able to continue. I will finish the color to my buddha of medicine and then I hope to be able to make tara!!

Also the guided meditations and historical explanations were so valuable. For me everything is designed to bring us gently towards the realization of our work and in understanding what each gesture means. It is ideal.

Krystine Alkermann
Magdalena

A challenging topic assimilated for modern Western mind

Carmen is well experienced and supportive teacher who has ability to explain things with clarity and involvement. The course consists of few balanced parts, each part…

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A challenging topic assimilated for modern Western mind

Carmen is well experienced and supportive teacher who has ability to explain things with clarity and involvement. The course consists of few balanced parts, each part jows from the previous one and it’s composed in balanced way with beautiful simplicity and saving depth of traditional knowledge.

It makes challenging topic of painting Tibetan thankas easy to assimilate for modern Western mind.
CARMEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH

Magdalena
Jennifer Selkow

Far exceeding my expectations!

I loved the depth of this course: intention meditation, mantras, learning about the history of Thangka and Tibetan medicine, the meaning of symbolism, de…

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Far exceeding my expectations!

I loved the depth of this course: intention meditation, mantras, learning about the history of Thangka and Tibetan medicine, the meaning of symbolism, dedication meditation… I didn’t just learn how to draw the Medicine Buddha, but have gained a rich spiritual practice. Your course was amazing, far exceeding my expectations!

Jennifer Selkow
Moira McCaul

Like taking a class with you in person!

I wanted to learn about the symbolism and iconography behind the Medicine Buddha and of course the proper proportions. I think it was very apt to have a course …

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Like taking a class with you in person!

I wanted to learn about the symbolism and iconography behind the Medicine Buddha and of course the proper proportions. I think it was very apt to have a course on him at this time considering the global pandemic. The class was perfect! It met all my expectations.

I really enjoyed how it was broken up into different modules. It was almost like taking a class with you in person! Your calm demeanor and positive energy even came through in the videos!

Moira McCaul
Johnny

Hints and tips of how to actually do it

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and find the Buddhist teaching element and spirituality excellent. My aspirations were simply to be able to draw a presentable Medicine…

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Hints and tips of how to actually do it

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and find the Buddhist teaching element and spirituality excellent. My aspirations were simply to be able to draw a presentable Medicine Buddha in the first instance and I’m happy I achieved that.

The guided drawing in stages with hints and tips of how to actually do it and in what order have been invaluable. Its possible to go out and buy a book but without this clear instruction, guidance and indeed lineage working from a book is very impersonal and open to interpretation.

I feel Carmen struck a great balance and this online course has great artistic and authenticity value.

Johnny
Nancy Fritz

Carmen did a good job with transitioning the course on-line

I expected the course to be similar to the White Tara course I took previously. I think Carmen did a good job with transitioning the course on-line. I enjoyed the lect…

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Carmen did a good job with transitioning the course on-line

I expected the course to be similar to the White Tara course I took previously. I think Carmen did a good job with transitioning the course on-line. I enjoyed the lecture information along with the drawing instructions and mediations.

The breakdown of the drawing sessions were quite useful. I would say though the information in the lecture and private Zoom session were most valuable for the understanding drawing and the Medicine Buddha.

Thank you again Carmen for offering the course on-line. I enjoyed this class and would love to take another class with you.

Nancy Fritz
Teresa McDowell

In depth course like I would receive if I were there in person

I enjoy the combination of all the different elements. I feel that it is a rather detailed and in depth course like I would receive if I were there in person.Read More

In depth course like I would receive if I were there in person

I enjoy the combination of all the different elements. I feel that it is a rather detailed and in depth course like I would receive if I were there in person.

I actually found the meditating the most useful to me. I suffer from anxiety and noticed that I was calmer after every session. I was also interested in the background of Tibetan medicine. So much so, that I even ordered a few books on the subject.

Teresa McDowell
Peggy Sue McRae

A whole month to access the material

I thought the videos were beautifully made, visually appealing and clear to follow and learn from.
I appreciated how different aspects of the course, art process, history and culture, underst…

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A whole month to access the material

I thought the videos were beautifully made, visually appealing and clear to follow and learn from.
I appreciated how different aspects of the course, art process, history and culture, understanding and use of the mantra, and the guided meditation all supported each other.
My expectation was to create a drawing and that expectation was met. The guided meditation was an unexpected treasure.

I was glad we had a whole month to access the material.
As a single person living by myself out in the woods under quarantine I consistently under estimated how much I would be interrupted. Even worse when outside interruptions stopped I would manage to interrupt myself!
Creating blocks of time to be in retreat mode was a challenge but very rewarding when I managed to do it.

 

 

Peggy Sue McRae
Albel Sarmiento Cobo

Love every step!

Love every step, very clear the way make it to learn thangka!

Love every step!

Love every step, very clear the way make it to learn thangka!

Albel Sarmiento Cobo