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Overview of venues

List of places where Carmen Mensink has taught or teaches thangka art classes, offers lectures and guided tours on Buddhist art, as well as big painting events on Tibetan Buddhist art:



Rubin Museum of Art – New York City, USA
Tropenmuseum – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Volkenkunde – Leiden, The Netherlands
De Nieuwe Kerk – Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Omega Institute – Rhinebeck, NY, USA
Pratt Institute- New York City, USA
Tibet House NY – New York City, USA
E-Vam Institute – New York City, USA
International Shang Shung Institute – Preservation of Tibetan Heritage & Culture
Asian Classics Institute Singapore – Singapore


Columbia University – New York City, USA
University of Bologna – Bologna, Italy
Budapest Buddhist University – Budapest, Hungary

Festivals & Events

Museum Night 2018, Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dalai Lama 2018 visit, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dalai Lama 2014 visit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dalai Lama 2009 visit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Happinez Festival 2017 – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Happinez Festival 2015 – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Happinez Festival 2013 – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Block Party Rubin Museum of Art 2016, New York City, USA
Block Party Rubin Museum of Art 2015, New York City, USA
Block Party Rubin Museum of Art 2014, New York City, USA
Buddhism Festival 2016 at National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands
Buddhism Festival 2015 at National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands
Buddhism Festival 2014 at National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands
Buddhism Festival 2013 at National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands
Buddhist Youth Festival – Bad Rappenau, Germany

High Schools

Twents Carmel College De Thij – Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
Workshops for different schools at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Buddhist Centers

The Buddhist Library – Singapore, Singapore
Losang Dragpa Centre – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Maitreya Institute – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Maitreya Institute – Loenen, The Netherlands
Sakya Tsegchen Ling – The Hague, The Netherlands
Rabten Jigme Ling Buddhist Center – The Hague, The Netherlands
Buddhas Gompa – Deventer, The Netherlands
Chenrezig Study Center – Bologna, Italy
Kushi Ling Retreat Center – Arco, Italy
Dzogchen Community – Venice, Italy
Taracittamani Buddhist Center – Padova, Italy
Institute Lama Tzong Khapa – Pomaia, Italy
Sabsel Thekchok Ling Buddhist Center – Genoa, Italy
Centro Nagarjuna – Madrid, Spain
Centro Eh Wam – Coimbra, Portugal
Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center – Philadelphia, USA
Three Rivers Dharma Center – Pittsburgh, USA
Milarepa Retreat Center – Vermont, USA
Guhyasamaya Buddhist Center – Washington DC, USA
Karma Yönten Ling, Malmö, Sweden

Meditation Centers

Shantideva Meditation Center – New York City, USA (weekend courses, day workshops)
Paramita Meditation Center, Kandy, Sri Lanka (Buddhist art retreat incl. sightseeing tour)

Testimonials by venues in blogs & magazines:



Guhyasamaja Center (USA)

'Thangka class was memorable' - review on Carmen's art course in Washington DC
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Rubin Museum of Art, NYC (USA)

'A wonderful weekend with Carmen Mensink' - article by Laura Sloan
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The Leidener, Leiden University (Netherlands)

Article/review on Carmen's workshops at the Buddhism Festival
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Rubin Museum of Art (USA)

Article by Laura Sloan about Carmen's classes at the Education department
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Path of Joy Magazine (Singapore)

Picture review of Carmen's Buddhist Art Course in Singapore
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Art Classes for Teens at the Rubin Museum (USA)

A picture blog on the Teen events with Carmen Mensink
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University of Bologna Magazine (Italy)

Article by Chiara Bellini about Carmen's classes in Bologna
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More testimonials can be found here