NYC – Afternoon workshop
Create a Tibetan Amulet
for Protection, Well-being, Abundance and Longevity
Afternoon class with artist Carmen Mensink, who returns to the Pratt Institute to lead thangka drawing and painting classes as well as this special Tibetan Buddhist amulet-making workshop, where you will learn to make your own Protection Amulet according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Through the presentations you will learn about the background and meanings of Tibetan amulets.
The amulets are traditionally made of paper, printed with a special woodblock print of mantras and prayers of different Buddhas.
The papers are filled with medicinal herbs and precious substances (such as gold), and folded in a special way and bound in different ways with colored thread.
Each amulet has a specific meaning and power and one chooses a the kind of amulet that offers what is needed at that moment.
You can choose to make either one of the following amulets:
- Amulet for Protection, Healing and Long Life – Connected to Medicine Buddha and Ushnisha Vijaya
- Amulet for Protection, Compassion and Abundance – Connected to Chenrezig and Vasudhara
Check out the other thangka classes in NYC: Drawing the Buddha Face, May 23, White Tara thangka weekend course, May 24-26, 2019
Date: Friday May 24, 2019
Time: 1-5PM / Room 405
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER, 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
See also the Pratt Institute website
The use of all materials is included.
Please register a.s.a.p. with program director Suzanne de Vegh by filling out this form (or call her at 212.647.7299):