World-renowned Tibetan thangka painter Andy Weber returns to Australia to lead a weekend on the art of Guru Rinpoche. Hands-on-tuition will be given for drawing and painting techniques. Besides instructions like canvas making and natural colours, we will make colour charts with modern paints to simplify the painting process.
This course will explore the remarkable mahasiddha Padmasambhava (the lotus born), who stabilised the first wave of Dharma into Tibet in the 8th century. Known for his mystical and magical powers he laid the foundation for the old school Nying-ma. Even today his followers still rely on his hidden treasures (termas) and the direct teaching and instructions he left behind.
Meditation, mantra recitation and prayers will make this course a unique and deep experience. The end result is not as important as the path getting there. A modest artistic talent is required. Genuine perseverance and devotion to the subject are the important qualities students should bring along.
Bookings are appreciated so we can prepare enough notes and graphs for everyone. A list of art materials for you to bring along will be emailed to you upon booking. Remember to BYO lunch!