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Buddhist Art Afternoon
Saturday 29 July @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Enjoy an engrossing hands-on afternoon of painting, colouring, and drawing using the traditional Tibetan methods. Share artist tips and enjoy the company of fellow travellers on the path.
You don’t need any artistic skill to enjoy this workshop! Painting the statues to your own individual taste is an immensely enjoyable activity, a nice way to socialise with other LTC students, and a great way to unwind! (and it’s the perfect activity for introverts!). Once completed, you can take your statue home, or leave it to become part of the display wall in our library!
‘Offering paint’ to the small flat-backed statues called tsa-tsas is a way to calm the mind, develop concentration, and draw forth the enlightened qualities of the buddhas. We dedicate the tsa-tsa to five things: the holy gurus, one’s parents, the sick and vulnerable, those who have recently died, and one’s own spiritual progress.
There will also be an opportunity to learn how to draw the Eight Auspicious Symbols, the perfectly resonant dimensions of the face of the Buddha, their symbolic meaning, and the profound blessing they can bring to your life.
You invited to bring along any current Dharma art projects, to work in like-minded company.
This workshop is facilitated:
Helene HollandLTC Artist in Residence
LTC Artist in Residence. Helene is skilled in painting, drawing, and sculpture. She brings a depth of symbolic knowledge and traditional Tibetan art techniques.
Arts materials supplied:
– Tsa-tsa statues (Yes! You can take yours home!)
– Paints and brushes
– Examples to copy or for inspiration!
– Water bottle
– If you will be drawing; an H or HB pencil, eraser, ruler, and large art paper (not photocopy paper)
You can make your donation now online, or when you arrive on the on the day (with cash or card). Most people offer $10-$20, but there is no set amount, please offer what you are comfortable with!