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ONLINE April 30-May 14, 2021 / Buddha Face Thangka Art Course

In this in-depth, online thangka course you will learn in a clear step by step...
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ONLINE April 30-July 9, 2021 / The Eight Auspicious Symbols Thangka Art Course

In this in-depth, 10 week online course you will learn how to draw the most...
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ONLINE / Colouring Techniques Course for Thangka Art

In this in-depth, online course on colour theory, colouring techniques, shading techniques and blending techniques...
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ONLINE Fall 2021 / Medicine Buddha, the Buddha of Healing – Thangka Art Course

In this in-depth, online thangka course you will learn step by step to draw the...
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ONLINE Fall 2021, 2021 / White Tara, the Buddha of Long Life – Thangka Art Course

In this in-depth, online thangka course you will learn step by step to draw White...
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VOL (WACHTLIJST) Nederland / Veluwe / 26-29 nov. 2020 / Vajrapani, Boeddha v. Oneindige Kracht

Een 4-daagse thangkacursus in Maitreya Instituut Loenen, incl. alle overnachtingen en maaltijden
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VOL (WACHTLIJST) Nederland / Veluwe / 30 nov-3 dec 2020 / Manjushri, Boeddha van Wijsheid

Een 4-daagse thangkacursus in Maitreya Instituut Loenen, incl. alle overnachtingen en maaltijden
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Italy / Arco / Postponed until further notice to Fall 2021 or Summer 2022 / Thangka Drawing & Painting Retreat

Learn to draw and paint Buddhas near the beautiful Garda Lake at this special art...
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Holland / Amsterdam / Private Thangka Courses

Amsterdam / Private Thangka Classes / All Year Around
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Annette van der Swaluw

Dank voor deze waardevolle online cursus Kleurtechnieken

Tashi delek, Carmen, zo fijn dat je meteen bij de introductie aangeeft om vooral ‘playful’ te zijn. Ik merk dat het me tijdens deze cursus best goed afging. Ik heb enorm genoten van het ‘stille tekenen & kleuren als een kind’. Je visie van ‘bending the rules of colo…

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Nederland

Dank voor deze waardevolle online cursus Kleurtechnieken

Tashi delek, Carmen, zo fijn dat je meteen bij de introductie aangeeft om vooral ‘playful’ te zijn. Ik merk dat het me tijdens deze cursus best goed afging. Ik heb enorm genoten van het ‘stille tekenen & kleuren als een kind’. Je visie van ‘bending the rules of colour theory’ BUT ‘to be respectful to the tradition and lineage of Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Art’, daar kan ik me helemaal in vinden. Van de lineage en traditie hoop ik straks nog meer te leren bij de Witte Tara. Een eyeopener voor mij was ‘imagine the light coming from within’. Dat heeft mij nu al geholpen en zal me blijven helpen. Dank voor deze waardevolle ‘preliminaries’, Annette

Annette van der Swaluw

Nederland

Ellen Green

Being a complete amateur in all things art, the Coloring Techniques Course was so valuable to me

Thank you for your precise instructions as well as perspective and access to you directly. Being a complete amateur in all things art, the Coloring Techniques Course was so valuable to me. I think I enjoyed the shading and blending the best, although I find I am quite timid about shading. I am getti…

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Louisville, KY, United States

Being a complete amateur in all things art, the Coloring Techniques Course was so valuable to me

Thank you for your precise instructions as well as perspective and access to you directly. Being a complete amateur in all things art, the Coloring Techniques Course was so valuable to me. I think I enjoyed the shading and blending the best, although I find I am quite timid about shading. I am getting bolder. Here is a coloring of the lotus where one has no blending and the other I used water color pencils and blending.

Ellen Green

Louisville, KY, United States

Ellen Green

I especially learned and enjoyed the teachings on shading and blending

I just want to say that the course exceeded my expectations. I especially learned and enjoyed the teachings on shading and blending, as well as the bonus information on artists. It was good to make the connection with the old Dutch Masters because I felt more of an appreciation for them after this. …

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Louisville, KY, United States

I especially learned and enjoyed the teachings on shading and blending

I just want to say that the course exceeded my expectations. I especially learned and enjoyed the teachings on shading and blending, as well as the bonus information on artists. It was good to make the connection with the old Dutch Masters because I felt more of an appreciation for them after this. This will definitely help me with upcoming Medicine Buddha class and I only wish I had taken this course prior to the Buddha Face class. Many thanks and deep bow to you.

Ellen Green

Louisville, KY, United States

Namita Pal

A spiritual journey of growth and deeper understanding

Loved the course
Was a spiritual journey of growth and deeper understanding
Made me introspect a lot without realising it
Thank you carmen
God bless

Pune, India

A spiritual journey of growth and deeper understanding

Loved the course
Was a spiritual journey of growth and deeper understanding
Made me introspect a lot without realising it
Thank you carmen
God bless

Namita Pal

Pune, India

Courtney

Such rich insight into the symbolism and even profound teachings

This course was “thangka healing” for me! I haven’t picked up a pencil in almost 3 decades until last year, starting with Drawing the Buddha Face. An epic self-critic and always behind, I just love these courses because they give such rich insight into the symbolism and even profou…

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Colorado, USA

Such rich insight into the symbolism and even profound teachings

This course was “thangka healing” for me! I haven’t picked up a pencil in almost 3 decades until last year, starting with Drawing the Buddha Face. An epic self-critic and always behind, I just love these courses because they give such rich insight into the symbolism and even profound teachings. It is a pleasure/pain thing. I held off on registering for The 8 Auspicious Symbols – until I ‘received a symbol’ so to speak. A mention of the symbols in an unlikely circumstance. So I signed up.

The approach worked for me. “Many ‘little’ drawings, frequently” is what I call it. I contacted Carmen in a state of despair after the first symbol – the scarves were my obvious path (read: terror). But there they were again on Symbol 3, and 4, and after I realized it, I was drawing scarves without the enormous mental overlay! A personal breakthrough. Don’t ask me to get creative with them, I still go by the models. But one day…!

I’d say it got me used to “tackling the grid” right at the outset, and going right into drawing. I have a strange sense of time, like it’s infinite or something? This got my “hustle” on! It was exactly what Medicine Buddha ordered.

While I can’t profess confidence, I have a LOT less fear of that looming blank sheet of paper. Much like the Pair of Fishes, I just needed to go deeper into the water to get out of the choppy waves of my mind. And….practice practice practice! 💜🙏

Courtney

Colorado, USA

Charlene

What a great way to focus my mind

It has been an amazing journey with this course. What a great way to focus my mind on the joy of thangka drawing during the time of pandemic. Carmen guides us through a step-by-step process to compose each drawing. This is my third online course with Carmen. I highly recommend her online thangka cou…

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USA

What a great way to focus my mind

It has been an amazing journey with this course. What a great way to focus my mind on the joy of thangka drawing during the time of pandemic. Carmen guides us through a step-by-step process to compose each drawing. This is my third online course with Carmen. I highly recommend her online thangka courses.

Charlene

USA

Theresa Gaimaro

Each week I looked forward to the next module

I enjoyed the modules over 10 weeks. I was able to complete more work over an extended period of time. Each week I looked forward to the next module. The weekly assignments helped to stay connected with the other students and Carmen. I would love to do a similar course in the future.

NYC

Each week I looked forward to the next module

I enjoyed the modules over 10 weeks. I was able to complete more work over an extended period of time. Each week I looked forward to the next module. The weekly assignments helped to stay connected with the other students and Carmen. I would love to do a similar course in the future.

Theresa Gaimaro

NYC

Erzsébet Saskoi

This was an amazing course

This was an amazing course. I loved that I can draw on a smaller size of paper (A4). It was easier to handle. I wasn’t familiar with these symbols, I enjoyed getting to know them.

Hungary

This was an amazing course

This was an amazing course. I loved that I can draw on a smaller size of paper (A4). It was easier to handle. I wasn’t familiar with these symbols, I enjoyed getting to know them.

Erzsébet Saskoi

Hungary

Johnny

Learning to draw Tibetan artwork is rewarding

Loved the course. As a lover of eastern esoteric spirituality, Buddhist art has great symbology and of course the 8 auspicious symbols epitomise this. Learning to draw Tibetan artwork is rewarding and somewhat fulfilling. Carmen’s classes are a wonderful route to this learning with a strong fo…

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Ireland

Learning to draw Tibetan artwork is rewarding

Loved the course. As a lover of eastern esoteric spirituality, Buddhist art has great symbology and of course the 8 auspicious symbols epitomise this. Learning to draw Tibetan artwork is rewarding and somewhat fulfilling. Carmen’s classes are a wonderful route to this learning with a strong foundation in spiritual perspective.

Johnny

Ireland

Mariana

So much more than I ever expected

This course was so much more than I ever expected, Carmen. Thank you for your guidance and for sharing your energy and enthusiasm. This was a spiritual journey too, and it brought peace and quiet during a time when our world had changed so much and we all struggled to cope with the ‘new normal…

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Irene, South Africa

So much more than I ever expected

This course was so much more than I ever expected, Carmen. Thank you for your guidance and for sharing your energy and enthusiasm. This was a spiritual journey too, and it brought peace and quiet during a time when our world had changed so much and we all struggled to cope with the ‘new normal’.

Mariana

Irene, South Africa

Francis Di Bucchianico-Bakker

Vele uren ‘me time’

Het tekenen van de 8 gelukssymbolen heeft mij vele uren ‘me time’ gegeven. Ik heb er erg van genoten en, zoals te zien, kan ik nog even verder om mijn mandala af te maken.
🙏🙏Carmen, voor jouw toewijding en het geven van deze online mogelijkheid om deze tekening te maken.

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Son & Breugel, Nederland

Vele uren ‘me time’

Het tekenen van de 8 gelukssymbolen heeft mij vele uren ‘me time’ gegeven. Ik heb er erg van genoten en, zoals te zien, kan ik nog even verder om mijn mandala af te maken.
🙏🙏Carmen, voor jouw toewijding en het geven van deze online mogelijkheid om deze tekening te maken.

Francis Di Bucchianico-Bakker

Son & Breugel, Nederland

Francis Di Bucchianico-Bakker

Many hours of ‘me time’

Drawing the 8 lucky symbols has given me many hours of ‘me time’. I enjoyed it a lot and, as you can see, I still have some time to go to finish my mandala.
🙏🙏Carmen, for your dedication and giving this online opportunity to create this drawing.

Son & Breugel, Netherlands

Many hours of ‘me time’

Drawing the 8 lucky symbols has given me many hours of ‘me time’. I enjoyed it a lot and, as you can see, I still have some time to go to finish my mandala.
🙏🙏Carmen, for your dedication and giving this online opportunity to create this drawing.

Francis Di Bucchianico-Bakker

Son & Breugel, Netherlands

Ineke Zuidervaart

Dank voor je betrokkenheid, bemoediging en enthousiasme

Ik heb genoten van deze cursus.
Jouw grote schat aan kennis en kunde blijkt uit het feit aan wat je ons allemaal aanbiedt en laat zien.
Je biedt de correcte vorm van de symbolen aan. Maar je geeft ons ook zoveel voorbeelden om daar (een beetje) van af te wijken om van het symbool een eigen tekening…

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The Netherlands

Dank voor je betrokkenheid, bemoediging en enthousiasme

Ik heb genoten van deze cursus.
Jouw grote schat aan kennis en kunde blijkt uit het feit aan wat je ons allemaal aanbiedt en laat zien.
Je biedt de correcte vorm van de symbolen aan. Maar je geeft ons ook zoveel voorbeelden om daar (een beetje) van af te wijken om van het symbool een eigen tekening te maken die bij onszelf past.
Door de reflectie en bonussen geef je ons de kans verder te gaan op een innerlijke zoektocht.
Het is niet zomaar een les die je geeft: alles wat je zegt, daar sta je achter.
Ik dank je voor jouw betrokkenheid, je bemoediging en je enthousiasme.
Moge je nog lang positieve energie verzamelen voor het welzijn van alle wezens!

Ineke Zuidervaart

The Netherlands

Ineke Zuidervaart

Thank you for your involvement, encouragement and enthusiasm

I have enjoyed this course.
Your great wealth of knowledge and expertise is evident from everything that you offer and show us.
You offer the correct shape of the symbols. But you also give us so many examples to deviate from that (a little) in order to make our own drawing of the symbol that suits…

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The Netherlands

Thank you for your involvement, encouragement and enthusiasm

I have enjoyed this course.
Your great wealth of knowledge and expertise is evident from everything that you offer and show us.
You offer the correct shape of the symbols. But you also give us so many examples to deviate from that (a little) in order to make our own drawing of the symbol that suits ourselves.
Through the reflection and bonuses you give us the opportunity to continue on an inner quest.
It is not just any lesson you give: everything you say, you support it.
I thank you for your involvement, your encouragement and your enthusiasm.
May you continue to accumulate positive energy for the benefit of all beings!

Ineke Zuidervaart

The Netherlands

Alaya

Plenty of time to get it all done

While I was really hoping to be able to paint all of the signs still I feel very good about what I was able to accomplish. With the changes in caring for my husband it really shortened the amount of time I was able to spend. Impermanence and change, yep! That said I think the way the class was struc…

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Washington, USA

Plenty of time to get it all done

While I was really hoping to be able to paint all of the signs still I feel very good about what I was able to accomplish. With the changes in caring for my husband it really shortened the amount of time I was able to spend. Impermanence and change, yep! That said I think the way the class was structured and how Carmen taught , there really is plenty of time to get it all done. The teachings she offered were helpful as well. I really like how there was only one a week to do. This really helped build my confidence in doing the graphs and drawings on a regular basis. I still have corrections to make on the drawings but hope to get to them soon. I’m excited to paint them in watercolor and see them come to life. Always learning more and more going deeper and deeper along the way.
I love that there is no “rush” from Carmen -that only comes from me 🙂 Love love these classes and look forward to more in the future. Thank you Carmen! 🙂

Alaya

Washington, USA

Jess Chiang

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Jess Chiang

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Nancy

A great time

Hi Carmen,

I had a great time taking the 8 Auspicious Symbols class. The pacing was great. Thank you for providing the online class, though I hope to take an in person class soon. 🙂

Take care,
Nancy

Indiana, USA

A great time

Hi Carmen,

I had a great time taking the 8 Auspicious Symbols class. The pacing was great. Thank you for providing the online class, though I hope to take an in person class soon. 🙂

Take care,
Nancy

Nancy

Indiana, USA

Debra Carrier-Perry

All of the materials were very useful

I loved this course! All of the materials were very useful, the pace was right for me, and I really enjoyed not having to haul my supplies around NYC. Thank you, Carmen! Stay healthy!

Connecticut, U.S.

All of the materials were very useful

I loved this course! All of the materials were very useful, the pace was right for me, and I really enjoyed not having to haul my supplies around NYC. Thank you, Carmen! Stay healthy!

Debra Carrier-Perry

Connecticut, U.S.

Janneke

In-depth learning

Even though I did not finish by far, I really enjoyed working on the 8 auspicious symbols. It was very interesting to learn in depth on each symbols. What a wonderful way of following a course in Covid times. I will color with gold. silver, grey and 1-2 colors max. To all of you; be well and be happ…

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

In-depth learning

Even though I did not finish by far, I really enjoyed working on the 8 auspicious symbols. It was very interesting to learn in depth on each symbols. What a wonderful way of following a course in Covid times. I will color with gold. silver, grey and 1-2 colors max. To all of you; be well and be happy. Thank you for sharing all your inspiring work and thoughts during the course. With enormous gratitude, I bow to you Carmen.

Janneke

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lisa Evert

Loved the teachings, the content, the artwork, the support, and the community!

I loved the teachings, the content, the artwork, the support, and the community! Looking forward to doing all of Carmens classes!

USA

Loved the teachings, the content, the artwork, the support, and the community!

I loved the teachings, the content, the artwork, the support, and the community! Looking forward to doing all of Carmens classes!

Lisa Evert

USA

Emelia Berol

So many interesting teachings, details, videos and information

Carmen has put together a wonderful online art course. She includes so many interesting teachings, details, videos and information about each of the Auspicious symbols that it is a great introduction to dharma, as well as a deepening for those who have studied previously. As a beginner art student I…

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Northern California, USA

So many interesting teachings, details, videos and information

Carmen has put together a wonderful online art course. She includes so many interesting teachings, details, videos and information about each of the Auspicious symbols that it is a great introduction to dharma, as well as a deepening for those who have studied previously. As a beginner art student I find this method very accessible and inspiring! Thank you Carmen for another fabulous course!

Emelia Berol

Northern California, USA

Alessandra Otero-Ramos

Gained a deep understanding of the symbols

When I enrolled in this course I had little to none experience in drawing. Still I wanted to try it and I do not regret my decision. This course is not just about learning to draw the 8 symbols. It is also about reflecting and meditating on what you are doing, and learning the origins of the symbols…

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From Puerto Rico, living in New York, USA

Gained a deep understanding of the symbols

When I enrolled in this course I had little to none experience in drawing. Still I wanted to try it and I do not regret my decision. This course is not just about learning to draw the 8 symbols. It is also about reflecting and meditating on what you are doing, and learning the origins of the symbols. Even when I didn’t complete the drawings I feel that I gained a deep understanding of the symbols by watching and taking notes of the the teachings, lectures and complementary materials. What I enjoyed the most of the course were the lectures, the meditations, learning the mudras os each symbol and drawing the grids for each symbols.

Alessandra Otero-Ramos

From Puerto Rico, living in New York, USA

Camila

Loving way of teaching and easy to comprehend

I absolutely love all the Thangka courses I’ve been taken and this one, with the weekly assignments, was very special. It feels like, as we are learning the wisdom of the Thangka , we are also receiving guidance to walk thru our path. It seem there’s always a way to apply the learnings , in diff…

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Maui, Hawaii

Loving way of teaching and easy to comprehend

I absolutely love all the Thangka courses I’ve been taken and this one, with the weekly assignments, was very special. It feels like, as we are learning the wisdom of the Thangka , we are also receiving guidance to walk thru our path. It seem there’s always a way to apply the learnings , in different parts of life.
The timing was perfect. Starting and finishing on a new moon. Very beautiful!
Im still gonna spend time, with my notes of the course, coloring each of them and reflecting on the teachings.
Thank you Carmen for your gentle way of teaching. It’s very loving and easy to comprehend.

See you on the next class!
Aloha🌺

Camila

Maui, Hawaii

Bill

Not only a drawing class

Drawing is still new to me but under Carmen’s guidance I’ve gained confidence and enjoyment.
The class is not only a drawing class but an exciting journey into learning a great deal about Tibetan Buddhism.

New Jersey

Not only a drawing class

Drawing is still new to me but under Carmen’s guidance I’ve gained confidence and enjoyment.
The class is not only a drawing class but an exciting journey into learning a great deal about Tibetan Buddhism.

Bill

New Jersey

Robin

So inspiring to learn about Tibetan Buddhism

I really enjoyed this class. It was fun to draw and color the 8 auspicious symbols but it was so inspiring to learn about Tibetan Buddhism and to listen to the dharma talks. Thank you, Carmen!

United States

So inspiring to learn about Tibetan Buddhism

I really enjoyed this class. It was fun to draw and color the 8 auspicious symbols but it was so inspiring to learn about Tibetan Buddhism and to listen to the dharma talks. Thank you, Carmen!

Robin

United States

Christianna Kreiss

A great opportunity to get me drawing again

This was a really great class. I was looking forward every Friday to the new module. I love colored pencil but have not worked with them for many years. It was a great opportunity to get me drawing again. I also really enjoyed all the lectures about the spiritual meaning of the symbols. So sorry I c…

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United States

A great opportunity to get me drawing again

This was a really great class. I was looking forward every Friday to the new module. I love colored pencil but have not worked with them for many years. It was a great opportunity to get me drawing again. I also really enjoyed all the lectures about the spiritual meaning of the symbols. So sorry I could not finish the mandala by the end of the course but I will hopefully soon get to it! Very inspiring experience! Carmen, thank you so very much! Your class brought a lot of joy!

Christianna Kreiss

United States

Hilda

We need to connect to the object

I always love Carmen’s class, for any art painting, I believe we need to connect to the object, and Carmen always able help me to connect for each subject by introducing the thangka and the background of each thangka that we are working on.

Singapore

We need to connect to the object

I always love Carmen’s class, for any art painting, I believe we need to connect to the object, and Carmen always able help me to connect for each subject by introducing the thangka and the background of each thangka that we are working on.

Hilda

Singapore

Natasha

I was so doubtful I could draw these symbols, and then I could!

I was so doubtful I could draw these symbols when I started, and then I could! It was a wonderful experience, and I learned so much. The mantras and the meditations all added a further dimension to the drawings themselves and made it feel purposeful. I was able to understand the true nature of mindf…

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UK

I was so doubtful I could draw these symbols, and then I could!

I was so doubtful I could draw these symbols when I started, and then I could! It was a wonderful experience, and I learned so much. The mantras and the meditations all added a further dimension to the drawings themselves and made it feel purposeful. I was able to understand the true nature of mindfulness and just being in the moment when I was drawing. I also found the Colours and Inspirations sections of the lectures fascinating and prompted me to go looking further on the internet. Now seeing everyone’s art in the gallery and the different interpretations I am awestruck at how beautiful they have all turned out.

Natasha

UK

Kanti Arani

It was overall a great experience

This was my first Thangka drawing with Carmen and a first hand experience of drawing Buddha face using Iconography and grid technique. The meditations and mantras taught in the course made me very relaxed and helped me enjoy learning the art technique. It was overall a great experience.

Canada

It was overall a great experience

This was my first Thangka drawing with Carmen and a first hand experience of drawing Buddha face using Iconography and grid technique. The meditations and mantras taught in the course made me very relaxed and helped me enjoy learning the art technique. It was overall a great experience.

Kanti Arani

Canada

Charlene

My Medicine Buddha looks so beautiful and handsome

It has been a beautiful journey with this course. At times, I found it challenging to draw Medicine Buddha’s hands and feet. I am ridiculously happy that my Medicine Buddha looks so beautiful and handsome at the same time. All thanks to Carmen’s guidance and encouragements. This is my fourth onl…

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USA

My Medicine Buddha looks so beautiful and handsome

It has been a beautiful journey with this course. At times, I found it challenging to draw Medicine Buddha’s hands and feet. I am ridiculously happy that my Medicine Buddha looks so beautiful and handsome at the same time. All thanks to Carmen’s guidance and encouragements. This is my fourth online course with Carmen. I highly recommend her courses.

Charlene

USA

Jan PM Van den Broeck

Here’s my White Tara

Will be lining and colouring later

España

Here’s my White Tara

Will be lining and colouring later

Jan PM Van den Broeck

España

Jess

A wonderful experience

Finally I have done my medicine Buddha. It was a wonderful experience and need so much patience..

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

A wonderful experience

Finally I have done my medicine Buddha. It was a wonderful experience and need so much patience..

Jess

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Marie-Francoise Louyat-Provot

A super structure and good explanations

It is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to draw White Tara. It a good practice to meet my mind and see where I resist, where I want to push, where I get proud. Superbe.
The only issue was the rhythm of the course which was too quick for me although Carmen was generous and offered twice …

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Netherlands

A super structure and good explanations

It is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to draw White Tara. It a good practice to meet my mind and see where I resist, where I want to push, where I get proud. Superbe.
The only issue was the rhythm of the course which was too quick for me although Carmen was generous and offered twice more time. However some day it took me hours to draw just a little peace of the whole …
Not finished yet …I am really excited to continue as it is for me a real process
Thanks a lot Carmen for the very well done course, the super structure and the good explanations

Marie-Francoise Louyat-Provot

Netherlands

Natalia Melnikova

Carmen inspired me to believe in myself

This course was a challenge, all about passion, love, doubt, joy, creation, learning, acceptance, meditation and deep immersion into Tara’s philosophy and meaning behind each detail on the Thangka. Carmen inspired me to believe in myself, trust my abilities and led me through the course step-by-st…

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Marbella, Spain

Carmen inspired me to believe in myself

This course was a challenge, all about passion, love, doubt, joy, creation, learning, acceptance, meditation and deep immersion into Tara’s philosophy and meaning behind each detail on the Thangka. Carmen inspired me to believe in myself, trust my abilities and led me through the course step-by-step, from the first grid lines to the final shading strokes. I consider the White Tara drawing course as a meditative retreat.
I am very grateful to Carmen for the realization of my dream, to draw the White Tara, the female Buddha. Om Tare 🙏🏻

Natalia Melnikova

Marbella, Spain

Annette van der Swaluw

An in-depth retreat

Hi Carmen, it was so enjoyable ánd valuable for my Buddhist and drawing practice to follow a course with you again after nine years! I have experienced the course as an in-depth retreat. Your carefully designed teaching material, together with your constructive feedback, the mantras and beautiful m…

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Netherlands

An in-depth retreat

Hi Carmen, it was so enjoyable ánd valuable for my Buddhist and drawing practice to follow a course with you again after nine years! I have experienced the course as an in-depth retreat. Your carefully designed teaching material, together with your constructive feedback, the mantras and beautiful meditation on White Tara makes this drawing a real Sadhana. Thank you so much that you offer this to the world!

Annette van der Swaluw

Netherlands

Tenzin Nyidron

Any problem, ask the teacher

This course is so interesting for a beginner as me. My experience: just relax, visualise, draw, meditate… and follow the instruction of the teacher. Any problem, ask the teacher. With her skill and compassion, you can get the final smoothly.

Vietnam

Any problem, ask the teacher

This course is so interesting for a beginner as me. My experience: just relax, visualise, draw, meditate… and follow the instruction of the teacher. Any problem, ask the teacher. With her skill and compassion, you can get the final smoothly.

Tenzin Nyidron

Vietnam

James Bleifus

No drawing experience, excited at how quickly my drawings are progressing

What a surprise! While my thangka isn’t perfect, it’s far better than I expected. I’ve started Carmen’s courses with no drawing experience, and I’m excited at how quickly my drawings are progressing. Next is the Eight Auspicious Symbols class as I continue practicing dr…

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Viet Nam

No drawing experience, excited at how quickly my drawings are progressing

What a surprise! While my thangka isn’t perfect, it’s far better than I expected. I’ve started Carmen’s courses with no drawing experience, and I’m excited at how quickly my drawings are progressing. Next is the Eight Auspicious Symbols class as I continue practicing drawing the Buddha.

James Bleifus

Viet Nam

Edward

Meet my Medicine Buddha

Thank you for the extra time Carmen 🙂

Meet my Medicine Buddha

Thank you for the extra time Carmen 🙂

Edward

Karin Meijer

A lot of information and very clear instructions

It was again a very nice course. A lot of information and very clear instructions for the drawing. Thank you Carmen.

Haarlem, the Netherlands

A lot of information and very clear instructions

It was again a very nice course. A lot of information and very clear instructions for the drawing. Thank you Carmen.

Karin Meijer

Haarlem, the Netherlands

Jennifer

It was a wonderful experience

I loved the class! It was a wonderful experience and I really enjoyed the mantras and meditations.

You are a great teacher – thank you!

It was a wonderful experience

I loved the class! It was a wonderful experience and I really enjoyed the mantras and meditations.

You are a great teacher – thank you!

Jennifer

Sarah Novotney

Such an enriching, educational, meaningful, and powerful course

Wow. I am totally blown away. I’ve been wanting to meet Medicine Buddha for a while now. I never imagined it would be this way. Only a couple months ago I started following “Medicine Buddha” tag on instagram and your classes popped up. So I signed up and started with the Buddha face an…

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Montana, USA

Such an enriching, educational, meaningful, and powerful course

Wow. I am totally blown away. I’ve been wanting to meet Medicine Buddha for a while now. I never imagined it would be this way. Only a couple months ago I started following “Medicine Buddha” tag on instagram and your classes popped up. So I signed up and started with the Buddha face and proceeded with the Medicine Buddha course.

This was better than I ever could have planned myself, at a time that couldn’t have been more perfect for me physically, mentally and karmically. Your quote sums it all up, “We practice medicine to alleviate suffering and prolong the human life, to improve the opportunity to attain enlightenment”. And I could quite literally see this working…in my meditations, as I focus on my breath, I usually am aware of a background of nonsense thoughts constantly coming and going. After practicing and reciting Medicine Buddha mantra for this month, I noticed in my meditations that background noice while concentrating on breath was a background hum of the mantra. It was almost as if my subconscious was getting cleansed from random thought to the mantra. I thought that was quite amazing….

I am a practitioner of the healing arts, but I really haven’t done “physical art” since high school…a bit of drawing or ceramics here and there. I was completely amazed by the end result of Medicine Buddha. I think I found a new feel-good, meditative hobby! I want to keep this going. Thank you so much for such an enriching, educational, meaningful, powerful course. I am very grateful for you as a teacher, for Medicine Buddha as a guide in my life and for Zoom for making this accessible to me in Montana, USA!

Sarah Novotney

Montana, USA

Ellen Green

Your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enriched my life deeply

This experience woke me up to the possibility of creativity and meditation in my life. Carmen, your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enriched my life deeply.

Deep bow to you,
Ellen Green

United States

Your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enriched my life deeply

This experience woke me up to the possibility of creativity and meditation in my life. Carmen, your teaching style, the supports and bonus options enriched my life deeply.

Deep bow to you,
Ellen Green

Ellen Green

United States

Gé van Lieshout-Klarenaar

By connecting with the Energy of the Medicine Buddha something is happening inside me

My experience with my first Medicine Buddha Course by Carmen in Zwolle (NLs)

It was I think April 2019.
I chose a big size drawing sheet, because I wanted to try it. I am used to small drawings or even tiny ones.
I took one unit = 0.5 cm
Never realized it that it was really that big 😊.  I didn&#…

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Heemskerk, Netherlands

By connecting with the Energy of the Medicine Buddha something is happening inside me

My experience with my first Medicine Buddha Course by Carmen in Zwolle (NLs)

It was I think April 2019.
I chose a big size drawing sheet, because I wanted to try it. I am used to small drawings or even tiny ones.
I took one unit = 0.5 cm
Never realized it that it was really that big 😊.  I didn’t make it myself easy this time, but enjoyed every moment of this weekend of drawing and sharing information with each other. My drawing was not completely finished yet, but went home happy.

It was my first time connecting with the Tibetan Energy and Carmen’s lectures. I have been studying classical yoga for more than 20 years and found the same way of thinking in Tibetan Buddhism. (Thank you).

A year later in 2020 I finished the complete Medicine Buddha as a pencil drawing. In the meantime I had been drawing a very small Medicine Buddha with pencil.

Last year I started the online course by Carmen about the White Tara. That really lifted me up because “She” was smaller and after finishing the White Tara I felt inspired to start the coloring of the Medicine Buddha.
The driver for the choice of the Medicine Buddha started in 2018. In that time I was diagnosed with an overactive immune system affecting my hart muscle and currently I am treated with an immune inhibiting therapy.
In my mind I needed some kind of support to get me through this. By connecting with the Energy of the Medicine Buddha something is happening inside me. However I couldn’t get it colored at first. It just grew on me during this 2 years and after my connection with the White Tara I felt I could start coloring the Medicine Buddha and by finishing the coloring I can now feel his bettering coming to me .

My reflection is to take my own time and flow to do things in life and that my mindset is the most important to stay calm and to trust the process.

Be joyful and trustful!

Love,
Gé van Lieshout-Klarenaar

Gé van Lieshout-Klarenaar

Heemskerk, Netherlands

Zoe Greenbaum

You gave very helpful tips and ideas to consider, I am grateful for that

The Colouring Techniques Course was so much fun, and beyond my expectations. I love the Dutch Masters, Rembrandt and Van Gogh are 2 of my personal favorites. I was happy to have some exercises with the colored pencils because I have never used them before. I have been drawing and painting throughout…

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Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

You gave very helpful tips and ideas to consider, I am grateful for that

The Colouring Techniques Course was so much fun, and beyond my expectations. I love the Dutch Masters, Rembrandt and Van Gogh are 2 of my personal favorites. I was happy to have some exercises with the colored pencils because I have never used them before. I have been drawing and painting throughout my life, but have never tried using colored pencils, so it was great to get to experiment before the actual course begins. You gave very helpful tips and ideas to consider, I am grateful for that. Your ability to explain the lessons clearly and show through examples was also very helpful. I only wished I had more time to devote to the exercises, but such is life! I’m really looking forward to drawing the Buddha course soon.

Zoe Greenbaum

Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Sharla

I had no drawing experience and doubted I could draw a Buddha face

I loved everything about the course. I had no drawing experience and doubted I could draw a Buddha face so was delighted with what I was able to achieve. Thank you Carmen – you are inspirational and a wonderful teacher.

UK

I had no drawing experience and doubted I could draw a Buddha face

I loved everything about the course. I had no drawing experience and doubted I could draw a Buddha face so was delighted with what I was able to achieve. Thank you Carmen – you are inspirational and a wonderful teacher.

Sharla

UK

Chris Molloy

I am not a drawer by nature and loved the experience

Loved the course. Very informative and helpful. I am not a drawer by nature and loved the experience. Looking forward to doing more courses.

United States

I am not a drawer by nature and loved the experience

Loved the course. Very informative and helpful. I am not a drawer by nature and loved the experience. Looking forward to doing more courses.

Chris Molloy

United States

Mirjam Wagenmans

Duidelijke uitleg en de mooie video’s in de Cursus Boeddhagezicht

Ik heb genoten van de cursus. De duidelijke uitleg en de mooie video’s nodigden uit om te gaan tekenen. De meditatie aan het begin en aan het eind waren erg fijn om te doen.

Nederland, Ootmarsum

Duidelijke uitleg en de mooie video’s in de Cursus Boeddhagezicht

Ik heb genoten van de cursus. De duidelijke uitleg en de mooie video’s nodigden uit om te gaan tekenen. De meditatie aan het begin en aan het eind waren erg fijn om te doen.

Mirjam Wagenmans

Nederland, Ootmarsum

Anne Vial

Clear, neat structure and very manageable sessions

Thank you for this course, which I feel follows tradition & is serious. I had been wanting to learn more about thangka for long, this was the perfect entry door! I feel inspired to practice drawing more Buddha Faces in the future and continue on this path… clear, neat structure and very ma…

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Barcelona, Spain

Clear, neat structure and very manageable sessions

Thank you for this course, which I feel follows tradition & is serious. I had been wanting to learn more about thangka for long, this was the perfect entry door! I feel inspired to practice drawing more Buddha Faces in the future and continue on this path… clear, neat structure and very manageable sessions.

Would have loved slightly more detail on individual face features (like you did for the eye!) and proportion, lines of jaw, chin, which I copied freehand from your general face video.

Thanks for making these teachings available to us. I would love to visit you in person one day (-: Anne from Barcelona

Anne Vial

Barcelona, Spain

Anne Vial

My Parasol

My Parasol

Anne Vial

Sushma

My Lotus Flower

Netherlands

My Lotus Flower

Sushma

Netherlands

Sushma

My Treasure Vase

Netherlands

My Treasure Vase

Sushma

Netherlands

Sushma

My Pair of Fishes

Netherlands

My Pair of Fishes

Sushma

Netherlands

Sushma

My Parasol

Netherlands

My Parasol

Sushma

Netherlands

Sushma

It gave me a lot of inner peace in a challenging period

It was a special experience for me to participate with an online course from Carmen instead of an course on location. The films, information and bonus material that came with it was a pleasant surprise.🌟

It was an enriching experience to learn more about the 8 Auspicious Symbols that gave me a lo…

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Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

It gave me a lot of inner peace in a challenging period

It was a special experience for me to participate with an online course from Carmen instead of an course on location. The films, information and bonus material that came with it was a pleasant surprise.🌟

It was an enriching experience to learn more about the 8 Auspicious Symbols that gave me a lot of inner peace in a challenging period for me.🙏🏽

I haven’t finished my mandala with the symbols yet, but I have enough information with me to continue and create moments for myself to continue working on this.🌟

Thank you Carmen for all your efforts and your valuable enriching lessons!🙏🏽❤

Sushma

Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

Beth Jenkins

Loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols

I loved this course. I loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols. The Eternal Knot is a symbol that I feel especially drawn to. I was readying to take my Bodhisattva vow while working on this symbol and it really helped it come alive for me. Thank you Carmen and Tara too

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United States

Loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols

I loved this course. I loved the lectures and learning about the meaning of the symbols. The Eternal Knot is a symbol that I feel especially drawn to. I was readying to take my Bodhisattva vow while working on this symbol and it really helped it come alive for me. Thank you Carmen and Tara too

Beth Jenkins

United States

Carol

My drawings became more confident – I loved the experience

I liked that the course brought back old and forgotten aspects of myself, like how to slow down and really be in the moment. My expectations were more than met – it was really a great course. I noticed that my drawings became more confident and that the strokes became more fluid with practice….

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United States

My drawings became more confident – I loved the experience

I liked that the course brought back old and forgotten aspects of myself, like how to slow down and really be in the moment. My expectations were more than met – it was really a great course. I noticed that my drawings became more confident and that the strokes became more fluid with practice. But along with that were deep feelings of calm/support and a sense of strong love. I had to rush at the end because I was away for a week but my wheel still came out fine. I loved the experience.

Carol

United States

Caroline

I was concerned about how well an online course would work, but all my fears were put to rest

This was a wonderful course and surpassed my expectations! I really look forward to doing more work with Carmen. I was concerned about how well an online course would work, but all my fears were put to rest. Carmen gave great feedback and has developed a great way to present her information. Thank y…

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Connecticut, USA

I was concerned about how well an online course would work, but all my fears were put to rest

This was a wonderful course and surpassed my expectations! I really look forward to doing more work with Carmen. I was concerned about how well an online course would work, but all my fears were put to rest. Carmen gave great feedback and has developed a great way to present her information. Thank you so much!

Caroline

Connecticut, USA

Anne Vial

My Treasure Vase

Barcelona, Spain

My Treasure Vase

Anne Vial

Barcelona, Spain

Anne Vial

My Pair of Fishes

My Pair of Fishes

Anne Vial

Sushma

My Conch Shell

Netherlands

My Conch Shell

Sushma

Netherlands

Sushma

My Eternal Knot

Netherlands

My Eternal Knot

Sushma

Netherlands

Kanti Arani

My Parasol

Canada

My Parasol

Kanti Arani

Canada

Annette van der Swaluw

I hope to learn even more from the lineage and tradition

Tashi delek, Carmen, it’s so nice that at the start of the Colouring Techniques Course you indicate to be especially ‘playful’. I find that I did quite well during this course. I really enjoyed ‘silent drawing & coloring like a child’. I completely agree with your v…

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Netherlands

I hope to learn even more from the lineage and tradition

Tashi delek, Carmen, it’s so nice that at the start of the Colouring Techniques Course you indicate to be especially ‘playful’. I find that I did quite well during this course. I really enjoyed ‘silent drawing & coloring like a child’. I completely agree with your vision of ‘bending the rules of color theory’ BUT ‘to be respectful to the tradition and lineage of Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Art’. I hope to learn even more from the lineage and tradition at the White Tara Thangka Course. An eye opener for me was ‘imagine the light coming from within’. It has already helped me and will continue to help me. Thanks for these valuable ‘preliminaries’, Annette

 

 

Annette van der Swaluw

Netherlands

Kanika Mehra

This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more!

Dear Carmen, it was a wonderful course. I have not managed to finish all the art works, but I plan to complete them . The meditations, symbolism behind each symbol and reflection was so enriching! This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more! thank you so much for all…

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Mumbai, India

This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more!

Dear Carmen, it was a wonderful course. I have not managed to finish all the art works, but I plan to complete them . The meditations, symbolism behind each symbol and reflection was so enriching! This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more! thank you so much for all the effort you have put in creating these courses for us!

Kanika Mehra

Mumbai, India

Joyce Isabelle

I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring.

This was a great course. I enjoyed delving into each symbol. I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring.

Thank you Carmen for the informative lectures and peaceful meditations.

New Jersey, USA

I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring.

This was a great course. I enjoyed delving into each symbol. I like the process. Grid to drawing to coloring.

Thank you Carmen for the informative lectures and peaceful meditations.

Joyce Isabelle

New Jersey, USA

Anh Nguyen

A wonderful experience

I have had a wonderful experience with Carmen’s Eight Auspicious Symbols course.

A wonderful experience

I have had a wonderful experience with Carmen’s Eight Auspicious Symbols course.

Anh Nguyen

Kathleen Horne

Easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

Carmen has created a course that is easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

United States

Easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

Carmen has created a course that is easy to follow, with just the right amount of challenge

Kathleen Horne

United States

Kathleen Horne

I loved this course

I loved this course, and am excited to continue exploring ways to create these symbols!

United States

I loved this course

I loved this course, and am excited to continue exploring ways to create these symbols!

Kathleen Horne

United States

Kanika Mehra

My Treasure Vase

Mumbai, India

My Treasure Vase

Kanika Mehra

Mumbai, India

Kanika Mehra

My Pair of Fishes

Mumbai, India

My Pair of Fishes

Kanika Mehra

Mumbai, India

Kanika Mehra

This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more!

Dear Carmen, it was a wonderful course. I have not managed to finish all the art works, but I plan to complete them . The meditations, symbolism behind each symbol and reflection was so enriching! This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more! thank you so much for all…

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Mumbai, India

This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more!

Dear Carmen, it was a wonderful course. I have not managed to finish all the art works, but I plan to complete them . The meditations, symbolism behind each symbol and reflection was so enriching! This course was much more than I had hoped for and look forward to many more! thank you so much for all the effort you have put in creating these courses for us!

Kanika Mehra

Mumbai, India

Sushma

My Victory Banner

Netherlands

My Victory Banner

Sushma

Netherlands

Anne Vial

My Dharma Wheel

My Dharma Wheel

Anne Vial

Anne Vial

My Victory Banner

My Victory Banner

Anne Vial

Anne Vial

My Eternal Knot

My Eternal Knot

Anne Vial

Emmelien

My Mandala with the 8 Auspicious Symbols

The Netherlands

My Mandala with the 8 Auspicious Symbols

Emmelien

The Netherlands

Anne Vial

I had been wanting to learn about thangka, this was the perfect entry door!

Thank you for this course, which I feel follows tradition & is serious. I had been wanting to learn more about thangka for long, this was the perfect entry door! I feel inspired to practice drawing more Buddha Faces in the future and continue on this path… clear, neat structure and very ma…

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Barcelona, Spain

I had been wanting to learn about thangka, this was the perfect entry door!

Thank you for this course, which I feel follows tradition & is serious. I had been wanting to learn more about thangka for long, this was the perfect entry door! I feel inspired to practice drawing more Buddha Faces in the future and continue on this path… clear, neat structure and very manageable sessions.

Anne Vial

Barcelona, Spain

Mirjam Wagenmans

Clear explanations and beautiful videos

I enjoyed the course. The clear explanations and the beautiful videos invited us to draw. The meditation at the beginning and at the end were very nice to do.

Ootmarsum, Netherlands

Clear explanations and beautiful videos

I enjoyed the course. The clear explanations and the beautiful videos invited us to draw. The meditation at the beginning and at the end were very nice to do.

Mirjam Wagenmans

Ootmarsum, Netherlands

Sheila Odessey

I plan to make it part of my practice

I enjoyed the class. At first I thought there should be more guidance for drawing the different facial features but as I started working it all came together. It is inspiring to work on the Buddha’s face and I plan to make it part of my practice.
Thank you Carmen

United States

I plan to make it part of my practice

I enjoyed the class. At first I thought there should be more guidance for drawing the different facial features but as I started working it all came together. It is inspiring to work on the Buddha’s face and I plan to make it part of my practice.
Thank you Carmen

Sheila Odessey

United States

Natasha

Loved the confidence it gave me

I loved the precision of the gridwork and the confidence it gave me to know that the framework was there for me to draw in and colour. Although this is not completed yet, I understand the quote “When you draw the Buddha you draw your mind” it is a humbling experience. I am looking forwar…

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United Kingdom

Loved the confidence it gave me

I loved the precision of the gridwork and the confidence it gave me to know that the framework was there for me to draw in and colour. Although this is not completed yet, I understand the quote “When you draw the Buddha you draw your mind” it is a humbling experience. I am looking forward to finishing it and to future courses too. It has certainly lived up to my expectations and more.

Natasha

United Kingdom

Kanika Mehra

This course was very holistic, not only about drawing

Dear Carmen,
I enjoyed the course a lot for various reasons..I like that you shared the history of Thangka painting with us. I like that you also spoke to us about your lineage and admire how you respect the master disciple tradition thus enabling us to respect the dharma material as well. This cour…

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Mumbai, India

This course was very holistic, not only about drawing

Dear Carmen,
I enjoyed the course a lot for various reasons..I like that you shared the history of Thangka painting with us. I like that you also spoke to us about your lineage and admire how you respect the master disciple tradition thus enabling us to respect the dharma material as well. This course was very holistic as you made us think of an intention before we started drawing. It was not only about drawing. but you took us through the main purpose of thangkas – To aspire to develop qualities within ourselves that the deity on the thangka represents.
I look forward to all then other courses and I am now starting the 8 auspicious symbols course.
Thank you so much!

Kanika Mehra

Mumbai, India

David

This course is well worth every penny spent

Brilliant course, Carmen will feed you bite size, manageable, educational packages, gently bringing them together, skillfully building up to make a heart warming, intuitive picture of the Buddhist path to Enlightenment as a creative artist.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of these lessons, a…

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Manchester, England

This course is well worth every penny spent

Brilliant course, Carmen will feed you bite size, manageable, educational packages, gently bringing them together, skillfully building up to make a heart warming, intuitive picture of the Buddhist path to Enlightenment as a creative artist.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of these lessons, as within a couple of viewings, the profundity of Carmen’s decades of devotion practice helped me change my mind and heart and soon I was happily painting a Buddha’s beautiful face.

I saw Carmen bring alive paper, pencil, rulers, grids, and artistic symmetrical drawings to invoke Enlightenment, all explained with a slow rich inner intelligence, which ignited my puppy dog enthusiasm’s and I could not wait to start drawing.

This course is well worth every penny spent. I highly recommend Carmen as a teacher. Ask questions if you feel uncomfortable, she has years of experience to help you with.

Best Wishes David

David

Manchester, England

Christianna Kreiss

A really inspiring experience

I very much enjoyed this class! I have drawn with colored pencil before but have not picked them up in quite a few years and just discovered how much I love working with them. There is definitely a meditative aspect to this drawing. Creating the Buddha face was a really inspiring experience. Your in…

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Pittsburgh , PA, United States

A really inspiring experience

I very much enjoyed this class! I have drawn with colored pencil before but have not picked them up in quite a few years and just discovered how much I love working with them. There is definitely a meditative aspect to this drawing. Creating the Buddha face was a really inspiring experience. Your instructions and additional educational materials were very helpful and worked well for me.

Christianna Kreiss

Pittsburgh , PA, United States

Tansy Foster

History of your thangka lineage as well as buddhist iconography

Thank-you Carmen for another superb course! I enjoyed learning some the history of your thangka lineage as well as buddhist iconography. The materials were well presented and you inspired us with many great images and bonus materials. I am looking forward to more!

Hershey, PA, USA

History of your thangka lineage as well as buddhist iconography

Thank-you Carmen for another superb course! I enjoyed learning some the history of your thangka lineage as well as buddhist iconography. The materials were well presented and you inspired us with many great images and bonus materials. I am looking forward to more!

Tansy Foster

Hershey, PA, USA

Zoe Greenbaum

Loved the whole experience from start to finish!

The course was so comprehensive and every detail thought out, so that it made it very accessible to know how to complete the drawing. I have been making art my entire life, and this course allowed me to express color and form in a very meaningful way! I loved the whole experience from start to finis…

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Shohola, Pa. USA

Loved the whole experience from start to finish!

The course was so comprehensive and every detail thought out, so that it made it very accessible to know how to complete the drawing. I have been making art my entire life, and this course allowed me to express color and form in a very meaningful way! I loved the whole experience from start to finish! thank you Carmen for bringing your talents and skills to so many people, who can now experience the joy of Thangkha painting.

Zoe Greenbaum

Shohola, Pa. USA

Mara

I feel very grateful about this experience

It was an amazing long and beautiful journey to draw the 8 Auspicious Signs. I feel very grateful about this experience and I know it will go on and on inside of me and in the way life unfold.
Thank you so much Carmen Mensink 🙏🏻🌹🌏

USA

I feel very grateful about this experience

It was an amazing long and beautiful journey to draw the 8 Auspicious Signs. I feel very grateful about this experience and I know it will go on and on inside of me and in the way life unfold.
Thank you so much Carmen Mensink 🙏🏻🌹🌏

Mara

USA

Ellen Green

I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity

Once again, your teaching not only increased my knowledge and skill, but also touched my heart. I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity with devotion for the dharma as it unfolds on my paper. Thank you.

United States

I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity

Once again, your teaching not only increased my knowledge and skill, but also touched my heart. I am learning to have confidence in my own creativity with devotion for the dharma as it unfolds on my paper. Thank you.

Ellen Green

United States

Kanti Arani

I am always amazed at the information Carmen provides us in each and every module

The Ashtamangala (8 Auspicious symbols) class was a great experience for me. A detail oriented course with many notes, mantras and meditations. Ms Carmen Mensink is a wonderful teacher and I am always amazed at the information she provides us in each and every module with profound in-depth history, …

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Canada

I am always amazed at the information Carmen provides us in each and every module

The Ashtamangala (8 Auspicious symbols) class was a great experience for me. A detail oriented course with many notes, mantras and meditations. Ms Carmen Mensink is a wonderful teacher and I am always amazed at the information she provides us in each and every module with profound in-depth history, information and insights from revered preachers and monks. What I liked the most was that it was not only a great art class but the reasoning and thought process that was provoked while learning every single symbol.

Kanti Arani

Canada

Anne Vial

My Conch Shell

My Conch Shell

Anne Vial

Anne Vial

My Lotus Flower

My Lotus Flower

Anne Vial

Mara

Closeup of my artwork

USA

Closeup of my artwork

Mara

USA

Sylvia

I learned a lot about each symbol. Carmen is a true and devoted artist

I am very happy, that I have decided to take the course of the 8 auspicious symbols. I learned a lot about each symbol and got a better understanding of their means. I loved to draw each symbol and enjoyed filling my mandala, although not finished yet. I did several courses with Carmen on site, firs…

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The Hague, The Netherlands

I learned a lot about each symbol. Carmen is a true and devoted artist

I am very happy, that I have decided to take the course of the 8 auspicious symbols. I learned a lot about each symbol and got a better understanding of their means. I loved to draw each symbol and enjoyed filling my mandala, although not finished yet. I did several courses with Carmen on site, first time online course and I would like to give a big applaus to Carmen. She is a true and devoted artist. Om Mani Padme Hum🙏🏻📿❤️

Sylvia

The Hague, The Netherlands

Moira McCaul

As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols

Loved everything! As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols. Thank you so much Carmen for your generous teachings! I promise to share the completed drawings with you when I finish my symbols. I plan to use gouache for the coloring.

United States

As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols

Loved everything! As always, I have learned so much about the iconography of the symbols. Thank you so much Carmen for your generous teachings! I promise to share the completed drawings with you when I finish my symbols. I plan to use gouache for the coloring.

Moira McCaul

United States

Ellen Green

Thank you, again. I look forward to next time

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

United States

Thank you, again. I look forward to next time

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

Ellen Green

United States

Ellen Green

My Conch Shell

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

United States

My Conch Shell

I am sending 3 of mine as they were my favorites for very different reasons. Thank you, again. I look forward to next time.

Ellen Green

United States

Margot

So much information, really well structured and very clear

My artwork unfortunately is not finished. I really enjoyed the course as I have always enjoyed all your courses. You give so much information and it is really well structured and very clear. I loved drawing whilst listening to the buddhist lectures you offered us. It is really very enriching and I f…

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The Netherlands

So much information, really well structured and very clear

My artwork unfortunately is not finished. I really enjoyed the course as I have always enjoyed all your courses. You give so much information and it is really well structured and very clear. I loved drawing whilst listening to the buddhist lectures you offered us. It is really very enriching and I feel very privileged it has come on my path. Thank you so much Carmen for a beautiful course and I am looking forward to a next one!

Margot

The Netherlands

Anne Vial

My favourite symbol

Here a pic with me & my favourite symbol (;

Barcelona, Spain

My favourite symbol

Here a pic with me & my favourite symbol (;

Anne Vial

Barcelona, Spain

Anne Vial

Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings

Its my 2nd course with Carmen. Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings. Its clear a lot of love & effort has gone into the preparation of all individual modules. Inspiring and enriching. Thank you for your enthusiasm & generosity, Carmen…

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Barcelona, Spain

Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings

Its my 2nd course with Carmen. Loved this course, so rich in detail & a real journey through Buddhist art & teachings. Its clear a lot of love & effort has gone into the preparation of all individual modules. Inspiring and enriching. Thank you for your enthusiasm & generosity, Carmen!

Anne Vial

Barcelona, Spain

Alison Foss

So enjoyable seeing the buddha face emerge

Thank you so much for this course, so enjoyable seeing the buddha face emerge.

United Kingdom

So enjoyable seeing the buddha face emerge

Thank you so much for this course, so enjoyable seeing the buddha face emerge.

Alison Foss

United Kingdom