June 21, 2024 6:00pm

Introduction to Thangka Art with Carmen Mensink

Introduction to Thangka Art with Carmen Mensink

Carmen Mensink



Friday, June 21


In Person | Tiered Pricing

A beautiful evening with renowned thangka painter Carmen Mensink from The Netherlands, where after her lecture on the art of thangka you’ll get to experience it hands-on by learning how to draw the Face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

This evening offers a great introduction on Tibetan thangka painting (Buddhist scroll paintings): through the lecture you’ll learn about the tradition of thangka art, how it came into existence, and the special place it holds within the Tibetan buddhist philosophy.

Drawing the Face of the Buddha the way it has been done for centuries is a meditative experience. If you’re a buddhist practitioner, drawing a Buddha is also a great help for your visualization meditation. The symbolism found within the Buddha Face will also be explained.

This evening is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no drawing experience whatsoever; Carmen will guide you individually.

The use of materials is included!


Please Note: The Sponsor rate covers the cost of the program and supports fellow practitioners, monastic members, and those in financial need; tax-deductible portion is the difference between the regular rate and this rate.

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$60 basic, $80 Sponsorship, $100 Benefeactor


Carmen Mensink¬†is an internationally renowned painter of¬†thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas. She is the founder of the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art. Carmen has been teaching Tibetan Art, Meditation and Philosophy for two decades and offers classes and lectures 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 she expresses in her thangka classes (onsite, online, and private) and that are passed onto her students, Carmen has guided and inspired thousands of people along the buddhist art and¬†dharma¬†path. Carmen is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is also being asked to work on related forms of Tibetan art, including the large floor paintings of the ‘Eight Auspicious Symbols’ she created to welcome the Dalai Lama in her home country for the past three times. To learn more go to¬†www.tibetanbuddhistart.comand¬†www.schoolfortibetanbuddhistart.com

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