Testimonials Thangka students of Carmen Mensink

Testimonials by the Thangka students of Carmen Mensink

“It was very nice yesterday. I enjoyed your workshop and the ambiance that was so well taken care of.”
Marian van Lookeren Campagne, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Participant in the day workshop and weekend course


“Thank you so much for the lovely day in Amsterdam in your beautiful work place. I enjoyed everything: the meditation, the drawing sessions and your kind teachings, the lovely atmosphere and your pampering with tidbits - so I'll definitely come back for another course.“ 
Isa Hesse, Hamburg, Germany
Student at the day workshops in Amsterdam, The Netherlands


“I wanted to thank you very much for the special day yesterday, with delicious food and attentions, and the beautiful music, I feel very happy about it.. and created a very beautiful Buddha (although I can hardly believe I drew it myself!). It was very nice to feel your great dedication, and knowledge, coming from a very old tradition, because this gives the dimension and the authenticity that I'm looking for in everything. It was also very nice to meet somebody who shares the passion that I too have for the Tibetan culture and spirituality, and the buddhist tradition, although I'm not a buddhist.”
Joëlle, Leiden, The Netherlands
Participant in the day workshop 'Drawing the Buddha Face'


“You are doing such special work. Thank you again for the way in which you are guiding me.”
Clémentine Ederveen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Participant in day workshops, weekend courses and the annual painting retreat in Italy


"It was a great weekend with wonderful people, lots of depth and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful energy with us."
Joop A., Tilburg, The Netherlands
Participant at the internal thangka weekend course at Maitreya Institute, Loenen, The Netherlands


“Here a short feedback from yesterday. Yesterday evening I sat a for a moment in front of my buddha. I only drew 2 small lines because I didn't want to ruin it with some glasses of wine. My head felt very light and empty and for the first time in a long while I was able to sleep very well and woke up without worrying ...wow!  Your meditation served me very well. This morning I couldn't wait to get start drawing again! Thank you for your energy and wisdom.”
Andrea Joos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Participant in the day workshop 'Face of the Buddha'


“The course last Friday has given me a lot. The drawing/painting of the Buddha face has a powerful effect. I keep on making more, I'm working on my fourth now. Nice to try out different sizes and different materials. I want to thank you again for all the beautiful things that I've experienced through you.”
Gurie Bosman, The Hague, The Netherlands
Participant in the workshop 'Face of the Buddha'


"Carmen is a spiritual gift, and she is brilliant, noble, kind & clear. Her teaching is done with clarity and kindness."
Irena Delahuntey, Connecticut, USA
Student at the Retreat Week at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY


"Clear & simple with the indepth essence of a profound meditation!"
George Pierson, Philadelphia, USA
Student at the Retreat Week at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY


"We had a really fun five days, Carmen was really a dedicated teacher, it was amazing how we all didn't really know what we were doing at first, but got guided through the process and we all ended up making nice stuff IMO. ...We did a cool meditation every morning that was tied into the specific buddha that we were all drawing/painting. Carmen's great - sincere, supportive, humble & enthusiastic."
Vlad Lewis, Massachusetts, USA
Student at the Retreat Week at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY