In Tibet, the painting of thangkas was an important and highly developed means of expression through which the entire Buddhist philosophy could be explained. And it still has this function: thangkas are used in temples & monasteries and are hung above the altars to support the Buddhist meditation and practice. The Chinese invasion in Tibet in the 1950’s and the destruction of a lot of old Tibetan traditions and monasteries makes it even more important to keep this beautiful tradition alive and pure.
We are excited that Carmen Mensink will be returning to Shantideva Center to teach three courses for both beginners and advanced students. All courses come with a guided meditation, slide shows and talks on the symbolism of the subject (a Tibetan Buddha, Mandala or Symbol), and a lot of individual guidance.
You may register for the workshops individually below. To register for the entire series, click here.
Note: While we are hoping that these workshops will no longer be affected by COVID-19 in May, we will issue a full refund if they are cancelled. Please make any other arrangements such as travel with the possibility of cancellation in mind.
Healing Plants in Tibetan Medicine
About the Instructor
Carmen Mensink was born in the Netherlands in 1972 and graduated in 1995 as a graphic designer at the Academy of Arts in Kampen. Afterwards she completed a specialization in Typography at The Hague Royal Academy of Arts in 1996. Carmen, who is a member of our sister FPMT Center in Amsterdam, lives in the Netherlands and teaches thangka courses in Europe, as well as thangka classes in the United States. Visit her website at https://www.tibetan-buddhist-art.com