Sri Lanka – Buddhist Art & Painting Retreat
An amazing 11 day course from 20 feb to 1 march, 2020, that includes a 4 day sightseeing tour to the famous Buddhist pilgrim sites.
Registration is now opened!
(Note: registration ends Oct 31, 2019)
Organized by The Buddhist Library in Singapore – TBL Members get a S$210 discount
In this Buddhist Art Retreat you will learn to draw & paint a Buddha (subject to be announced) according to the tradition of Buddhist Thangka (scroll painting).
This painting retreat is extra special, because it includes a sightseeing tour where we will visit the most beautiful Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka, and look at the ancient artwork, Buddha paintings and murals. Our own buddha drawing & painting practice will make this an even deeper experience and offers a better understanding of Buddhist art.
Check out the complete schedule here
Participants will be coming from all over the world, and this course offers a wonderful opportunity to combine it with a longer vacation in Sri Lanka or elsewhere in Asia.
You can either choose to draw and color the Buddha with colored pencils or paint your drawing and learn how to work with the special thangka (tibetan scroll) painting techniques. Drawing and painting experience is not necessary, enthusiasm is!
You can also use this retreat to complete the thangka drawings and paintings that you’ve previously made in a course with Carmen.
Paramita International Buddhist Centre
The painting course will be held at the Paramita International Buddhist Centre, in central Sri Lanka, a beautiful place to stay. You will share a room with another thangka student. More information can be found here under the pink bars.
Sightseeing tour to the most famous Buddhist sites
The sightseeing tour will be after the painting retreat, where you will stay in 3-star hotels, in double rooms (a single room is possible for a supplement). The complete schedule of the retreat and the sightseeing tour can be found here under the pink bars. At the bottom of the page some pictures of the places we will be visiting.
See you in Sri Lanka!