Drawing The Medicine Buddha – Tibetan Art Course

School for Tibetan Buddhist Art

Medicine Buddha Thangka Art Course
May 11-July 14, 2024

Learn to draw the Buddha of Healing according to the Tibetan tradition

During this in-depth course, you will learn how to draw this Buddha according to the traditional Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Thangka.
The Medicine Buddha (Tib.: Sangye Menla) is the embodiment of all the Buddhas’ Healing qualities, associated with healing both physical and mental suffering. His deep blue lapis lazuli colour, the bowl filled with medicinal nectar, and the healing plants that he holds, all symbolise his power to conquer diseases and delusions.
Through Carmen Mensink's combination of creating art step by step, explaining the Buddha's iconography and Tibetan Medicine, meditation and mantra, you will not only connect with the Medicine Buddha and create a meaningful drawing, but you will gain an experience that lasts way longer than the duration of this course.
Before the course starts, an envelope with the traditional grid proportions for drawing this Buddha will be shipped to you and during the course Carmen is fully available (through the discussion section in this course platform and via email) to guide and support you on your drawing, bringing each student from where they are to a higher level.
You can start this course anytime within the above time frame and come back to it as much as you like in between these dates.
The average thangka student will take up to 3 days to complete this course and draw the Medicine Buddha black & white. If preferred, your drawing can be further worked out using shading or colour (check out the course bundles with the Colouring Techniques course included!).

This course is for you when:
• You have previously drawn the Buddha Face with Carmen Mensink, either onsite or online
• You want to learn to draw the Buddha of Healing as well as knowing all about his background and symbolism
• You want to experience the meditative aspect of thangka drawing

After this course:
• You have drawn your own beautiful Medicine Buddha, know his deep symbolism, and it has made you more aware about (the balance in) your own body and mind
• You have experienced inner peace and joy through the drawing process, and working with his meditation & mantra
• You have created a connection with the Medicine Buddha, with a beautiful and ancient tradition, and have gained an experience that lasts way longer than the duration of this course

The School for Tibetan Buddhist Art stays true to the Tibetan Thangka Tradition. Therefore, in order to take this Medicine Buddha Thangka Course, you need to have taken the base course Drawing the Buddha Face! with Carmen Mensink (online or onsite) before you can register for this course. If you want to learn how to draw the Medicine Buddha but haven't taken the Buddha Face course yet, we suggest you choose the Thangka Course Bundle that includes both courses.

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