Images from Drawing the Face of the Buddha class

Contemplative Studies
Arts & Culture
Tibetan Buddhist Drawing Workshops

 

DRAW THE FACE OF THE BUDDHA
XFA-208

Learn to draw the face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition the way it has been done for centuries. Receive an overall introduction to the art of Tibetan thangka painting (traditional Buddhist scroll paintings) with a visit to the Rubin museum. Engage in a focused meditation, and a hear a brief lecture on the traditions and symbolism related to Tibetan art. Carmen Mensink, an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, will guide you to draw your own portrait of the Buddha. The workshop is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no previous drawing experience. For a materials list please contact sdevegh@pratt.edu.

Ms. Mensink  is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and teaches this rare art form, as well as Buddhist meditation and Eastern philosophy, at museums, universities, and Buddhist Centers around the world: tibetanbuddhistart.com.

THURSDAY | CARMEN MENSINK
MAY 8 | 6:30–9:30 PM
1 SESSION |.3 CEUs |$95
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

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Draw the Medicine Buddha
XFA-123

During this weekend-long course learn how to draw the Medicine Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

The Medicine Buddha (Tib.: Sangye Menla) is the embodiment of all healing activities of the Buddhas, which are associated with healing both physical and mental suffering.

Drawing an enlightened image like this Buddha is a meditation in itself and creates inner calmness and joy. Through a combination of drawing, lectures and meditations, you will learn about the history of Tibetan Buddhism, the symbolism of Medicine Buddha, and experience the meditational way of drawing thangka. Included in this course is a visit to the Rubin Museum of Art.

SAT + SUN | CARMEN MENSINK
MAY 9 & 10 | 10 AM–5 PM
2 SESSIONS | 1.2 CEUs | $350
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER

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Please note: You may register for a related complimentary lecture on Medicine Buddha led by Carmen Mensink by registering here.