Tibetan Thangka Painting Workshop

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Painting Yangchenma’s Face: An Introduction to Tibetan Thangka Painting with Tiffani Gyatso

In this two day workshop we will be introduced to the symbolism of tantric imagery and the practice of meditation through sacred painting. We will start with Yangchenma’s face, goddess of the arts and wisdom, who we will look to as both the inspiration and subject of our class.

After a theoretic introduction, we will begin the drawing of Yangchenma’s face. This drawing will follow traditional geometric proportions, with the consideration of her spiritual anatomy reminding us of our own sacred qualities and encouraging one to practice with presence and focus. After familiarizing ourselves with these classical proportions through sketching, we will begin with the basics of Tibetan painting. Working with wet and dry shading and finalizing in contour and golden detailing.

After this wonderful weekend together, you will take home a symbol of your own devoted presence with Yangchenma’s beautiful soft smile and gazing eyes

This course is introductory and open to all, not prior painting experience is needed. Please join if you feel motivated to use art as a support for meditation, and the practice of engaging with presence and devotion.

Additionally Gyatso will be giving a public introductory talk on Friday Oct. 18th at 7PM. For more details on the talk event please click here.

About the Artist:

Tiffani Gyatso is a Brazilian artist specialized in Thangkas – icons of Tibetan Buddhism, at the Norbulingka Institute, India and in Persian mandalas at the Prince School in London.

She also develops her own contemporary painting on the basis of the intuitive and contemplative process. She holds workshops in Brazil and other countries and promotes art retreats in her space at the brazilian green mountains, the Atelier YabYum.

Annually promotes Art Trips and art retreats to India supported by Mystic Art Retreats.

About Pure Land Farms:

Pure Land Farms is a ten acre rural sanctuary located in Topanga, on the edge of Los Angeles, California. A true healing oasis within a bustling vibrant city, it is a place to retreat and restore, to learn and connect. We offer small group retreats and non-residential workshops in Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and other related topics, as well as traditional healing consultations, therapies and bodywork. Please visit our schedule page for a list of events. To schedule a private health consultation in Topanga, please click here.

$250 exchange | includes lunch and all art materials.

For registration & details click here.