BINTAN ISLAND – Extended Weekend Thangka Art Retreat, Jan. 11-14, 2018
female Buddha of Long Life
In this extended weekend retreat (starting on Thu) you will learn to draw White Tara according to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (scroll paintings).
It is held on the beautiful Indonesian Island of Bintan, a short boat ride from the city of Singapore. Lodging, all meals and materials are included.
The female Buddha White Tara (Tib. Drolkar) is one of the main longevity deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Her practice, which we will also do this weekend, can be done to prolong your life and to overcome life-threatening obstacles such as illnesses.
It is said that White Tara’s seven eyes enable her to clearly ‘see’ all beings in the realms of existence.
A beautiful ritual is to offer a White Tara image to a newly born baby to wish that he or she may have a long life ahead.
The drawing of these enlightened images is like a meditation in itself, and creates a lot of joy.
Through a combination of drawing, slideshows, lectures and meditations you will learn all about the backgrounds and meanings of White Tara and experience the meditational way of drawing. You will also learn the meaning of the mantra of White Tara and learn how to work with this mantra.
If you are a Buddhist practitioner, drawing the Buddha image significantly improves visualization in your meditations.
This weekend is suitable for beginners (also for people with no drawing experience), medium and advanced students.
During the drawing sessions there’s a lot of individual guidance by Carmen.
Info & Registration
Dates: Thu Jan. 11 to Sunday Jan. 14:
Thu 11 Jan.: 11am ferry from Singapore to Bintan Island
Sunday 14 Jan.: 12noon ferry from Bintan Island to Singapore (arrival 12.45)
Price: Twin share = SGD730.00 / Single = SGD910.00
Inclusive of: 2 way land transfer, 2 way ferry tickets, 4 days / 3 nights accommodation, all meals and use of materials
Organized by: Asian Spiritual Classics
Where: Bintan Agro Beach Resort
Jalan Pantai Trikora Km 36, Bintan Island – Indonesia
Please register with Jennifer Uma a.s.a.p.: