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White Tara, Buddha of Longevity

Online at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art
Available between Sep 25-Oct 25, 2020

White Tara painted by Carmen Mensink during a special 24hr Long Life Practice

White Tara painted by Carmen Mensink during a special 24hr Long Life Practice

In this online thangka course you will learn to draw White Tara according to tradition of Tibetan Buddhist thangka (scroll paintings).

The female Buddha White Tara (Tib. Drolkar) is one of the main longevity deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Her practice can be done to prolong your life and to overcome life-threatening obstacles such as illnesses.
It is said that White Tara’s seven eyes enable her to clearly ‘see’ all beings in the realms of existence.

There are many rituals connected to White Tara and Long Life practices, such as the beautiful ritual to offer a White Tara image to somebody who is ill, or to a newly born baby to wish that he or she may have a long life ahead.

In this weekend course you will learn through a combination of drawing, lectures and meditations all about the backgrounds and meanings of White Tara, as well as experiencing the meditational aspect of thangka drawing.
The mornings start with a guided Meditation on White Tara. You will also learn the meaning of the Mantra of White Tara and learn how to work with it.

The drawing of these enlightened images is like a meditation in itself, and creates a lot of joy.
If you are a Buddhist practitioner, drawing a Buddha image significantly improves visualisation in your meditations.

Note: Beginner thangka art students traditionally start with the basis by learning to draw the Face of the Buddha.
CHECK OUT THE THANGKA COURSE BUNDLES THAT INCLUDE BOTH BUDDHA FACE AND WHITE TARA COURSES