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White Tara, Buddha of Longevity
In this (extended) thangka weekend course you will learn to draw White Tara according to tradition of Tibetan Buddhist thangka (scroll paintings).
The female Buddha White Tara (Tib. Drolkar) is one of the main longevity deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Her practice 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.
There are many rituals connected to White Tara and Long Life practices, such as the beautiful ritual to offer a White Tara image to somebody who is ill, or to a newly born baby to wish that he or she may have a long life ahead.
In this weekend course you will learn through a combination of drawing, lectures and meditations all about the backgrounds and meanings of White Tara, as well as experiencing the meditational aspect of thangka drawing.
The mornings start with a guided Meditation on White Tara. You will also learn the meaning of the Mantra of White Tara and learn how to work with it.
The drawing of these enlightened images is like a meditation in itself, and creates a lot of joy.
If you are a Buddhist practitioner, drawing a Buddha image significantly improves visualisation in your meditations.
This Thangka Art Course is suitable for beginner, medium and advanced students:
1) Beginner students follow the Complete Program and start on Thu evening 13 feb. with the basis by learning to draw the Face of the Buddha , and subsequently join the White Tara weekend course. You don’t need to have any drawing experience! During the drawing sessions there’s a lot of individual guidance by Carmen.
2) Students who have already drawn the Face of the Buddha in a previous course with Carmen can start Fri evening 14 feb. with the White Tara Weekend Course.
3) Students who have already drawn White Tara in a previous course with Carmen may work further on their drawing(s) with coloured pencils or other materials and/or may opt to draw Vasudhara, the female Buddha of Abundance (that Carmen offers in her subsequent thangka painting course in Sri Lanka).If you prefer the latter please contact Carmen about it so she can prepare this for you.
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