TIBETAN THANGKA AND MEDITATION RETREAT

TIBETAN THANGKA AND MEDITATION RETREAT-2023

AT CENTER FOR LIVING BUDDHIST ART

10 DAYS / EVERY YEAR

 

MODE: RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

MONTHS: FEBRUARY-MARCH

DATES : 12-23 FEBRUARY  2023 (Dates in accordance with Tibetan New Year each year)

DURATIONS: 10 DAYS RETREAT (8 Days Practice; 2 days Tibetan Losar New Year Celebration with the Host Family)

SEATS: Minimum 1; Maximum 8 

COSTS: US$ 3000/- per person (Foreign Nationals)

              INR 1,50,000/- per person (Indian Nationals)

WHERE: Nestled in the Himalayas in Northern India is the Centre for Living Buddhist Art. The Centre includes Himalayan Art Museum, Thangde Gatsal Art School and Studio, Nalanda Temple and Bodi Gardens. Situated next to a forest, the property has scenic views of the mountains and ample space around for being in the lap of nature. Envisioned by Master Locho and his wife Dr Sarika Singh, the space exhibits 45 contemporary quality Thangka paintings based on the 2500 years tradition of Buddhist Paintings gradually carried forward by Indian and Tibetan masters. 

CONTENT:  The retreat includes 

  • Buddhist Meditation 

  • Tibetan Exercises and Prostrations 

  • Recitation of Prayer and Mantras 

  • Nature Walks 

  • Home-made meals 

  • Access to the Museum and Library 

  • Tibetan drawing/painting sessions

  • Celebration of the Tibetan New Year Losar with the host family, towards the end of the Retreat. 


The participants may choose from one of the following themes. 

  • Buddha face, body and robes (drawing)

  • Tara face, body and robes (Drawing)

  • Landscape (Drawing and Inking) 

  • 8 Auspicious Symbol (Drawing and Inking)

  • Peony flower with leaves (Drawing, Inking and Coloring)

  • Lotus flower with leaves (Drawing, Inking and Coloring)

  • Clouds Painting (drawing, Inking and Coloring)

 

MASTERS:  

Master Locho ( Master Teacher and finest Thangka Artist)

Dr Sarika Singh ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarika_Singh_(Thangka_painter)

Lobsang Tsaten (Assistant Master)

 

COST INCLUDES: 

  • Art Supplies 

  • Training Materials 

  • Laundry Facilities

  • Wi-fi Facilities

  • All Meals

  • Fully furnished residences on location with attached Bath and Kitchen.

  • A traditional custom made traditional Tibetan Dress- to be worn during the Losar Celebrations.

WHO: Anyone above 18 can apply, artist or non- artist


RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Day 0: 12th Feb 2023

Arrival 

Day 1: 13th Feb 2023

Welcome and guided tour of the Center and the Museum

Introduction and Talk on Tibetan Thangka Painting

Students choose the theme of their interest after discussion with the teacher.

Day 2 : 14th Feb 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Meditation, Prayers and Prostration.

9:30 am - 11 am - Breakfast and Rest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

1 pm -  2:30 pm - Lunch and Rest

2:30 pm -  4:30 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

4:30 pm onwards - Tea followed by Nature Walk

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner

7:45 pm to 8:30 pm- Meditation.

8:30 pm- Retire 

Day 3: 15th Feb 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Meditation, Prayers and Prostration.

9:30 am - 11 am - Breakfast and Rest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

1 pm -  2:30 pm - Lunch and Rest

2:30 pm -  4:30 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

4:30 pm onwards - Tea followed by Nature Walk

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner

7:45 pm to 8:30 pm- Meditation.

8:30 pm- Retire

Day 4: 16th Feb 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Meditation, Prayers and Prostration.

9:30 am - 11 am - Breakfast and Rest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

1 pm -  2:30 pm - Lunch and Rest

2:30 pm -  4:30 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

4:30 pm onwards - Tea followed by Nature Walk

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner

7:45 pm to 8:30 pm- Meditation.

8:30 pm- Retire

Day 5: 17th Feb 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Meditation, Prayers and Prostration.

9:30 am - 11 am - Breakfast and Rest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

1 pm -  2:30 pm - Lunch and Rest

2:30 pm -  4:30 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

4:30 pm onwards - Tea followed by Nature Walk

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner

7:45 pm to 8:30 pm- Meditation.

8:30 pm- Retire

Day 6: 18th Feb 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Meditation, Prayers and Prostration.

9:30 am - 11 am - Breakfast and Rest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

1 pm -  2:30 pm - Lunch and Rest

2:30 pm -  4:30 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

4:30 pm onwards - Tea followed by Nature Walk

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner

7:45 pm to 8:30 pm- Meditation.

8:30 pm- Retire

Day 7: 19th Feb 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Meditation, Prayers and Prostration.

9:30 am - 11 am - Breakfast and Rest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

1 pm -  2:30 pm - Lunch and Rest

2:30 pm -  4:30 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

4:30 pm onwards - Tea followed by Nature Walk

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner

7:45 pm to 8:30 pm- Meditation.

8:30 pm- Retire

Day 8: 20th Feb 2023

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Meditation, Prayers and Prostration.

9:30 am - 11 am - Breakfast and Rest

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

1 pm -  2:30 pm - Lunch and Rest

2:30 pm -  4:30 pm - Practice Tibetan Art

4:30 pm onwards - Tea followed by Nature Walk

7 pm onwards - Pre Losar Traditional Tibetan Dinner 

Day 9: 21st Feb 2023 (LOSAR - TIBETAN NEW YEAR OF THE RABBIT)

7:00 am- 8:00 am : Breakfast

8:00 am- 9:00 am: Photograph Session in Traditional Tibetan Dresses

9:30 am onwards: Visit to His Holiness the Dalai Lama Temple, Making Kora and Personal Lunch at Mcleod. 

7:00 pm onwards - Dinner at the Centre

Day 10 : 22nd Feb 2023

Day to Relax

11 am - 2 pm : Momo Making (optional) and Group Lunch 

7:00 pm onwards - Final Group Dinner, Dance and Bon-fire at the Centre

Day 11 : 23rd Feb 2023

FINAL DEPARTURE

 

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