Tibetan Amulet Making
with Carmen Mensink
Create a Tibetan Amulet for Protection, Well-being, Abundance and Longevity
An afternoon class with artist Carmen Mensink, returns to the Shantideva Center to lead thangka drawing and painting classes as well as this special Tibetan Buddhist amulet making workshop, where you will learn to make your own Protection Amulet according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Through the presentations you will learn about the background and meanings of Tibetan amulets. The amulets are traditionally made of paper, printed with a special woodblock print of mantras and prayers of different Buddhas. Each amulet is filled with medicinal herbs and precious substances (such as gold), and folded in a special way and bound in different ways with colored thread.
One chooses the kind of amulet that offers what is needed at that moment as each amulet has a specific meaning and power. You can choose to make either one of the following amulets:
- Amulet for Protection, Healing and Long Life (Connected to Medicine Buddha and Ushnisha Vijaya)
- Amulet for Protection, Compassion and Abundance (Connected to Chenrezig and Vasudhara)
Tip: Combine this afternoon workshop with the Draw the Face of the Buddha that takes place in the same room in the morning!
To learn more about this course: https://www.tibetan-buddhist-art.com/tibetan-amulet-making-class-with-carmen-mensink-for-protection-healing-abundance-longevity/
About the Teacher
Carmen Mensink is an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas. She is the founder of the online School for Tibetan Buddhist Art.
Carmen has been teaching Tibetan Art, Meditation and Philosophy for two decades and offers classes at museums, universities, and Buddhist centers around the world, including the Rubin Museum of Art, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and Omega Institute. She has been featured in dozens of publications.
Through the dedication and joy Carmen expresses (and that is passed on to her students!) in her onsite, online, and private thangka classes, she has guided and inspired thousands of people along the Buddhist Art & Dharma path.
Carmen is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is also being asked to work on related Tibetan art forms, including large floor paintings of the ‘Eight Auspicious Symbols’ to welcome the Dalai Lama in her home country in 2009, 2014 and 2018.