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Thangka Painting with Andy Weber

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'Dharma Without Words'
Thangka Painting Workshop with Andy Weber
3 - 6 May 2019

A rare opportunity: the art of Thangka painting in Tibetan Buddhism from a modern master.

This is a practical workshop and will focus on the image of Buddha Shakyamuni, which forms the basis for the whole Tibetan Buddhist iconography. We will explore the deeper symbolism and meaning in relation to the Buddha's teachings and legacy in sacred art.  Students will receive hands-on-tuition to learn about the ancient craft of tangkha painting (drawing and painting techniques, natural paints, brushes and canvas). The seminar includes meditation and mantra recitation which enhances the inner experience. By realising the inner Buddha one begins the process of self-healing and exploration.

This course is suitable for both beginner and advanced students of sacred art.

Andy will also be giving a Public Talk:
Buddha Shakyamuni - Introduction to the Sacred Art of Tibet 
Public Talk  19.30 Friday 3 May 


Workshop Details
The workshop will begin on the evening of Friday the 3rd and conclude on Monday 6th after lunch - the bank holiday weekend. If you have registered for the course, you will automatically have a ticket for the public talk. Our website details different accommodation and day visitor options ranging from £95 - £255; these fees are inclusive of all teaching fees. We hope there is something for all. 

More information and registration

About Andy Weber

The artist Andy Weber spent seven years living and studying the iconographical art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in India and Nepal. His unique style of authentic images are highly respected not only by a growing number of western Buddhists but also by Tibetan Lamas of all traditions, many of whom have commissioned his work. His thangka paintings (Tibetan scroll paintings) can be seen in Buddhist centres and temples throughout the world including the Potala Palace in Lhasa and his images have become well known and popular through numerous publications.

Public Talk  
This lecture will focus on the image of Buddha Shakyamuni (the historical Buddha), and its deeper symbolism, forming the basis for the whole Tibetan Buddhist iconography.
All sacred images are considered “”, meaning 'support' in Tibetan language. Not only do they form support for daily meditation but act as guides throughout one’s life. The sacred image expresses the essential teachings of the Buddha and his message and becomes “Dharma without words”.

A rare opportunity for anybody who wants to gain an understanding of sacred imagery  or uses images in meditation to facilitate the path to Enlightenment.