White Tara Thangka Art Course Edition Sept/Oct 2020

Welcome to the White Tara Inspiration Gallery! Here displayed are the artworks that were created during the online White Tara Thangka Art Course Edition Sept/Oct, 2020 at the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art (check out the next edition!)
These female Buddhas of Longevity are made by people from all over the world, and both with and without any drawing experience. Not only express these images the enlightened Buddha mind, they also convey the beauty, love and dedication of the maker. 🙏🏼
Isn’t each and every one of them amazing?

Peggy Sue McRae
Friday Harbor, Washington USA

The material is so well presented

Having taken other online Thangka courses from Carmen I knew that it would be a challenge this time to set aside enough quiet time to spend with White...

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The material is so well presented

Having taken other online Thangka courses from Carmen I knew that it would be a challenge this time to set aside enough quiet time to spend with White Tara.
It was a challenge and yet I found the mantra and meditation practices really helped me stay calm during an otherwise stressful time.
I love how this course, and the others I’ve taken, are a pathway back to my neglected Buddhist practice through art.
The material is so well presented I value the whole package. Carmen’s voice has a calming effect.
I plan to use paint this time to finish my White Tara.

Peggy Sue McRae
Friday Harbor, Washington USA
Katharine Macaulay
Pueblo, Colorado, US

I had no drawing experience and yet I was able to see wonderful Buddhas arise

The courses Carmen has created for her students are Amazing. I had no drawing experience and yet I was able to see wonderful Buddhas arise with the ai...

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I had no drawing experience and yet I was able to see wonderful Buddhas arise

The courses Carmen has created for her students are Amazing.
I had no drawing experience and yet I was able to see wonderful Buddhas arise with the aid of Thangka history, Buddhist teachings, mantras. and a wonderful instructor who makes it all so accessible.
The meditative drawing experience for me is one of peaceful, single pointed focus and development of patience that I never thought I could achieve.
Buddhas arising from paper and pencil… what a Joy!

May All Benefit

Katharine Macaulay
Pueblo, Colorado, US
Toni
United Kingdom

Giving a real retreat feel

Thank you Carmen. It’s been great to ‘begin’ drawing White Tara through the zoom course. Incredibly well presented and delivered giving a real retreat...

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Giving a real retreat feel

Thank you Carmen. It’s been great to ‘begin’ drawing White Tara through the zoom course. Incredibly well presented and delivered giving a real retreat feel, especially at such a time when we can’t meet in person.
It’s been lovely knowing that around the world we have all been focusing on White Tara at the same time.

Toni
United Kingdom
Ferne
New York City, USA

I open my mind and heart to the act of drawing, meditating and mantra

I continue to learn on many levels each time I draw a Buddha. What I mean is that not only do I learn technique and skill through practice, but as I o...

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I open my mind and heart to the act of drawing, meditating and mantra

I continue to learn on many levels each time I draw a Buddha. What I mean is that not only do I learn technique and skill through practice, but as I open my mind and heart to the act of drawing, meditating and mantra, I receive subtle teachings about myself – what to let go off and what to focus on – how to expand my horizons. It’s a beautiful practice to engage in! I feel such gratitude to Carmen Mensink and the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art for reviving this ancient practice in our modern era!

Ferne
New York City, USA
Michel
New York, USA

I thought I would never be able to draw all the details

I thought I would never be able to draw all the details of White Tara but I found increasing confidence in my abilities as I put pencil to paper. Now...

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I thought I would never be able to draw all the details

I thought I would never be able to draw all the details of White Tara but I found increasing confidence in my abilities as I put pencil to paper. Now can’t wait to do the shading and coloring course! It was a pleasure to learn about the history of Tara and have an opportunity to do the meditations. Thanks Carmen! Look forward to many more!

Michel
New York, USA
Teresa McDowell
Minnesota, USA

It’s so much more than just a drawing course

This is my third online course from Carmen Mensink. I really enjoy taking these classes and learning about the history behind the iconometry. It...

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It’s so much more than just a drawing course

This is my third online course from Carmen Mensink. I really enjoy taking these classes and learning about the history behind the iconometry. It’s so much more than just a drawing course.

Teresa McDowell
Minnesota, USA
Grace B. Yap-Kirk
Brisbane, Australia

Feels great upon completion

Immense gratitude to Carmen for the course, which gave structure to my process of thangka drawing. The lectures provided meaning, symbolism and Buddhi...

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Feels great upon completion

Immense gratitude to Carmen for the course, which gave structure to my process of thangka drawing. The lectures provided meaning, symbolism and Buddhist philosophy concepts besides drawing with contemplation. Feels great upon completion.

(digital artwork drawn and coloured using Procreate; halos and backdrop are digitally altered images using copyright-free pictures)

Grace B. Yap-Kirk
Brisbane, Australia
Emelia
Northern California, USA

Almost like being with Carmen in person

After studying with Carmen in person on several occasions, I had little idea of what she was going to be able to do to offer her wonderful courses in...

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Almost like being with Carmen in person

After studying with Carmen in person on several occasions, I had little idea of what she was going to be able to do to offer her wonderful courses in Tibetan sacred art. This course on White Tara was so well designed and presented that it was almost like being with Carmen in person. As good as it gets in this year of pandemic.

Emelia
Northern California, USA
Ànna
Belgium

Will color the whole thangka

I can not yet make up my mind on how I should color the whole thangka. Of course with the right colors.

Will color the whole thangka

I can not yet make up my mind on how I should color the whole thangka. Of course with the right colors.

Ànna
Belgium
Theresa G
New York, USA

My ninth year working with Carmen

I finally finished my White Tara! This is my ninth year working with Carmen and it is always an amazing experience. Doing this course helped me to fin...

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My ninth year working with Carmen

I finally finished my White Tara!
This is my ninth year working with Carmen and it is always an amazing experience. Doing this course helped me to finish my drawing.

Theresa G
New York, USA