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About our thangka painting courses

Our goal is to continually strengthen our efforts to preserve and promote the traditional practice of Buddhist painting, especially thangka painting. This ancient art form is highly endangered and so taking efforts to revive it is crucial. To that end, courses have been designed for anyone interested in learning about the history and practice of Buddhist painting. The courses are aimed at developing an understanding of the iconography, materials, and techniques involved in the process of creating these paintings.

To register, please select one of the following courses, fill out the registration form provided, and contact us at (livingbuddhistart@gmail.com) to confirm your admission.

All courses are strictly residential. Accommodations (including individual rooms) and meals are provided to all students, so they can fully dedicate themselves to their studies. The training provided at the school is free, but costs include accommodation, meals, and basic art supplies. The cost of the course does not include Internet access, any travel by taxi, or other personal expenses. Please be advised that the creation of Buddhist paintings requires intense training, dedication, reverence for tradition, and meticulous attention to detail. It takes years of study to become an accomplished artist, and a lifetime to eventually become a master.

Daily Schedule for all Courses (Monday - Saturday)

  • 8:45 - 9:15 Breakfast
  • 9:15 - 1:00 First Session
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 - 5:00 Second Session
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Dinner (Winter)
    Or
    8:00 - 8:30 Dinner (Summer)