Spirituality and Art: A Two-Week Special, with Vaishali Iyer and Charu Ramesh

Week 1: Discovering the Sacred in Art, with Vaishali Iyer An exploration of the meaning and purpose of dharma art: how can creative activities like painting, sculpture, dance and performance take us deeper into our true nature? Who do we become as we engage in artistic practice and how can this experience transform our world? This talk draws on Vaishali’s research for her dissertation on Tibetan artistic and spiritual culture, as well as Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s course on dharma art and his book True Perception.   51b Temple Street, 2nd Floor, Chinatown Monday 18th January 2016, 7pm to 8.30pm Cost: by donation…

12-13 Jan 2016: Thangka Workshop with Carmen Mensink

Learn how to draw mudras In these 2 evening classes you will learn how to draw mudras – the special and graceful hand gestures of the enlightened beings – according to the Tibetan Buddhist Thangka tradition. You will learn about the many different mudras, including the mudras of the 5 Buddha Families  and of Green Tara and White Tara. 12 & 13 January 2016, 7.30pm to 10pm 9 Penang Road #11-13 Park Mall S(238459) (Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B) $110 – non member; $99 ASC member for both evenings (One evening $60 – non member; $54 ASC member) To register, please contact Jennifer…

Thangka Painting Workshop: 28th & 29th January 2015

‘When you draw a Buddha, you are drawing your own mind.’  These evening workshops provide an introduction to Tibetan thangka art (traditional scroll paintings). They are suitable for everyone, including beginners with no drawing experience whatsoever! The workshops come with a short meditation, explanation of the tradition, explanation of the grids, and a lot of individual guidance. If you are a Buddhist Practitioner, drawing a Buddha is such a great help for your visualization-meditation. Once you have done this, you will notice your visualization goes much better. Beginners will learn how to draw the Face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan tradition (1st…