Medicine Buddha & White Tara Thangka Art Course – Inspiration Gallery!

Thangka art Gallery School for Tibetan Buddhist Art
Welcome to the Inspiration Gallery! Here displayed are the artworks that were created during the online Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course and the White Tara Thangka Art Course with Carmen Mensink, Edition 2021, at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art.
These traditional Tibetan artworks 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?

White Tara thangka course
Tenzin Nyidron
Vietnam

Any problem, ask the teacher

This course is so interesting for a beginner as me. My experience: just relax, visualise, draw, meditate… and follow the instruction of the teac...
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Any problem, ask the teacher

This course is so interesting for a beginner as me. My experience: just relax, visualise, draw, meditate… and follow the instruction of the teacher. Any problem, ask the teacher. With her skill and compassion, you can get the final smoothly.

Tenzin Nyidron
Vietnam
Sarah Novotney
Montana, USA

Such an enriching, educational, meaningful, and powerful course

Wow. I am totally blown away. I’ve been wanting to meet Medicine Buddha for a while now. I never imagined it would be this way. Only a couple months a...
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Such an enriching, educational, meaningful, and powerful course

Wow. I am totally blown away. I’ve been wanting to meet Medicine Buddha for a while now. I never imagined it would be this way. Only a couple months ago I started following “Medicine Buddha” tag on instagram and your classes popped up. So I signed up and started with the Buddha face and proceeded with the Medicine Buddha course.

This was better than I ever could have planned myself, at a time that couldn’t have been more perfect for me physically, mentally and karmically. Your quote sums it all up, “We practice medicine to alleviate suffering and prolong the human life, to improve the opportunity to attain enlightenment”. And I could quite literally see this working…in my meditations, as I focus on my breath, I usually am aware of a background of nonsense thoughts constantly coming and going. After practicing and reciting Medicine Buddha mantra for this month, I noticed in my meditations that background noice while concentrating on breath was a background hum of the mantra. It was almost as if my subconscious was getting cleansed from random thought to the mantra. I thought that was quite amazing….

I am a practitioner of the healing arts, but I really haven’t done “physical art” since high school…a bit of drawing or ceramics here and there. I was completely amazed by the end result of Medicine Buddha. I think I found a new feel-good, meditative hobby! I want to keep this going. Thank you so much for such an enriching, educational, meaningful, powerful course. I am very grateful for you as a teacher, for Medicine Buddha as a guide in my life and for Zoom for making this accessible to me in Montana, USA!

Sarah Novotney
Montana, USA
Annette van der Swaluw
Netherlands

An in-depth retreat

Hi Carmen, it was so enjoyable ánd valuable for my Buddhist and drawing practice to follow a course with you again after nine years! I have experience...
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An in-depth retreat

Hi Carmen, it was so enjoyable ánd valuable for my Buddhist and drawing practice to follow a course with you again after nine years! I have experienced the course as an in-depth retreat. Your carefully designed teaching material, together with your constructive feedback, the mantras and beautiful meditation on White Tara makes this drawing a real Sadhana. Thank you so much that you offer this to the world!

Annette van der Swaluw
Netherlands
Marie-Francoise Louyat-Provot
Netherlands

A super structure and good explanations

It is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to draw White Tara. It a good practice to meet my mind and see where I resist, where I want to pu...
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A super structure and good explanations

It is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to draw White Tara. It a good practice to meet my mind and see where I resist, where I want to push, where I get proud. Superbe.
The only issue was the rhythm of the course which was too quick for me although Carmen was generous and offered twice more time. However some day it took me hours to draw just a little peace of the whole …
Not finished yet …I am really excited to continue as it is for me a real process
Thanks a lot Carmen for the very well done course, the super structure and the good explanations

Marie-Francoise Louyat-Provot
Netherlands
Medicine Buddha of Healing thnabgka course tibetan medicine
Ellen Green
United States

Your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enriched my life deeply

This experience woke me up to the possibility of creativity and meditation in my life. Carmen, your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enr...
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Your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enriched my life deeply

This experience woke me up to the possibility of creativity and meditation in my life. Carmen, your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enriched my life deeply.

Deep bow to you,
Ellen Green

Ellen Green
United States
Medicine Buddha thangka course
Jennifer

It was a wonderful experience

I loved the class! It was a wonderful experience and I really enjoyed the mantras and meditations. You are a great teacher – thank you!
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It was a wonderful experience

I loved the class! It was a wonderful experience and I really enjoyed the mantras and meditations.

You are a great teacher – thank you!

Jennifer
Edward

Meet my Medicine Buddha

Thank you for the extra time Carmen 🙂

Meet my Medicine Buddha

Thank you for the extra time Carmen 🙂

Edward
Charlene
USA

My Medicine Buddha looks so beautiful and handsome

It has been a beautiful journey with this course. At times, I found it challenging to draw Medicine Buddha’s hands and feet. I am ridiculously happy t...
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My Medicine Buddha looks so beautiful and handsome

It has been a beautiful journey with this course. At times, I found it challenging to draw Medicine Buddha’s hands and feet. I am ridiculously happy that my Medicine Buddha looks so beautiful and handsome at the same time. All thanks to Carmen’s guidance and encouragements. This is my fourth online course with Carmen. I highly recommend her courses.

Charlene
USA
Jess
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

A wonderful experience

Finally I have done my medicine Buddha. It was a wonderful experience and need so much patience..

A wonderful experience

Finally I have done my medicine Buddha. It was a wonderful experience and need so much patience..

Jess
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Natalia Melnikova
Marbella, Spain

Carmen inspired me to believe in myself

This course was a challenge, all about passion, love, doubt, joy, creation, learning, acceptance, meditation and deep immersion into Tara’s philosophy...
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Carmen inspired me to believe in myself

This course was a challenge, all about passion, love, doubt, joy, creation, learning, acceptance, meditation and deep immersion into Tara’s philosophy and meaning behind each detail on the Thangka. Carmen inspired me to believe in myself, trust my abilities and led me through the course step-by-step, from the first grid lines to the final shading strokes. I consider the White Tara drawing course as a meditative retreat.
I am very grateful to Carmen for the realization of my dream, to draw the White Tara, the female Buddha. Om Tare 🙏🏻

Natalia Melnikova
Marbella, Spain
James Bleifus
Viet Nam

No drawing experience, excited at how quickly my drawings are progressing

What a surprise! While my thangka isn’t perfect, it’s far better than I expected. I’ve started Carmen’s courses with no drawin...
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No drawing experience, excited at how quickly my drawings are progressing

What a surprise! While my thangka isn’t perfect, it’s far better than I expected. I’ve started Carmen’s courses with no drawing experience, and I’m excited at how quickly my drawings are progressing. Next is the Eight Auspicious Symbols class as I continue practicing drawing the Buddha.

James Bleifus
Viet Nam
Karin Meijer
Haarlem, the Netherlands

A lot of information and very clear instructions

It was again a very nice course. A lot of information and very clear instructions for the drawing. Thank you Carmen.

A lot of information and very clear instructions

It was again a very nice course. A lot of information and very clear instructions for the drawing. Thank you Carmen.

Karin Meijer
Haarlem, the Netherlands
Jan PM Van den Broeck
España

Here’s my White Tara

Will be lining and colouring later

Here’s my White Tara

Will be lining and colouring later

Jan PM Van den Broeck
España