Medicine Buddha, Green Tara, Vajrapani, and Tibetan Landscape  Drawing Course (USD 750)
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Medicine Buddha, Green Tara, Vajrapani, and Tibetan Landscape Drawing Course (USD 750)

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Medicine Buddha or the Healing Buddha is acknowledged as Bhaiajyaguru, indicating that he is the master of medicines and ‘doctor of souls and bodies.’ Identical to Buddha Śa-kya-muni, he has the ushnisa on the top of his head exemplifying his spiritual power, is clad in a monastic robe and is seated in Padmasana. Bhaiajyaguru is symbolic of the healing facet of Buddha Śa-kya-muni in Mahayana Buddhism. Medicine Buddha is always portrayed in a profound lapis lazuli blue, with his left hand positioned in the mediation mudra holding a medicine bowl, while his right hand is placed on the right knee clasping a stem or fruit of the myrobalan plant (a medicinal plant found in India).


 The Tara is a female Bodhisattva and her name Tara translates to 'a star'; she is a beacon of light in the darkness positioned above the human world, watching over us all. Tara is the ultimate mother. She is our creator-guiding us into existence; she is our savior teaching us kindness, compassion, and affection; She is our protector-resolved to being born again and again until we are all liberated. It is due to the presence of these attributes that She will exist in an earthly form until we are all enlightened, for without creation, salvation, and protection, we are doomed to darkness.

The Tara is shown gazing forward, Her right hand performs the mudra of generosity, while Her right foot is stepping out towards the human realm ready to step out into a worldly existence, ready to intervene as our protector, ready to help as our savior. Through her gaze, mudra, and foot position, she is communicating to the viewer that she is here to help us along our journey. She wears intricately patterned pants and a shawl around her shoulders. Her left hand, which holds the stem of a white lotus, is positioned over her heart in a mudra of compassion.


Vajrapani or ‘the Great Black One’ is a Hindu and Buddhist wrathful figure with the devastating appearance of Shiva. He is a Yi-dam, the guardian deity, and Dharmapala, or protector of the Dharma or Buddhist Law. Vajrapani has many different manifestations. The six-armed form of Vajrapani, believed to be a ferocious and influential form of Avalokiteśvara, is preferential in Tibetan Buddhism. In this manifestation, he is midnight blue in colour, and has three eyes. Each eye represents his wisdom of the past, present and future, and the three bodies of the Buddha. The crown of five skulls is representative of conversion of the five poisons: ignorance, jealousy, anger, desire, and pride, into the five insights.

Landscape Elements

Buddhist scriptures contain few rules with respect to the landscape or background iconography of Thangkas. Landscape and background fundamentals are the only spheres where artists have the freedom to extemporize in the Thangka. Notwithstanding this freedom, the landscape and background must be portrayed as gratifying and gracious to the subject matter of the painting. Normally, the artist pursues a conservative layout, with the horizon line being positioned around the middle of the painting, a deep blue or graded sky, and numerous other detailed objects, such as clouds, rocks, waterfalls, plants and animals appropriately placed in the rest of the background. The iconography of some of these objects is described below

Note: This is a digital product. Once purchased, you will be able to download the material. Any cancellation for this product is non-refundable & non-returnable.

Welcome to a spiritually elevating experience through drawing… 


To preserve the Master Student Relationship is our highest mission!

Once Enrolled in our Online Self Study Thangka Courses, You are blessed with the opportunity to work with the Masters, Master Locho and Dr Sarika Singh, renowned Thangka Painters.

A Student may choose to study on their own through our Course Materials (GUIDELINES and PRINTABLES). The Course also allows the students to reach out to the teacher through WhatsApp/ Email (24 x 7) or Zoom (Scheduled or appointment by email), if needed. These are included in the Program with NO extra costs.

Dr. Sarika Singh, can be contacted at, Mobile/ WhatsApp +91 9418655401 for any Course related queries and any assistance through the creation of the drawing.    


Once ENROLLED, the Digital Downloadable Course Materials are available as- GUIDELINES and PRINTABLES. 

GUIDELINES include Introduction, Prayers and Instructions. Printing is optional. 

PRINTABLES includes Grids, Drawings and Practice Sheets. Printing is mandatory.

For the A4 folder, use A4 printing papers.

For the A3 folder, use A3 printing papers. 

A4 drawings are to be made on A4 Drawing Sheets

A3 drawings are to be made on A3 Drawing Sheets 


  • Once you have ENROLLED for the Course and Printed the PRINTABLES, You need the following materials to get started: mechanical pencils 0.3 or 0.5, eraser, divider/compass, ruler, drawing sheets, cutter to sharpen the tip of pencil and extra A4 printing papers in order to create paper scales. 
  • The images are highly spiritual and sacred. Please respect all course materials, tools and images at all times.
  • Please be aware that while drawing these divine images, you as an artist bring these images into this world to benefit mankind. In this position the artist becomes the creator of the deities. An artist should remain humble, kind, compassionate, selfless and anonymous. 
  • While drawing please sharpen your pencils every 2 minutes, if it is 0.5 Mechanical or wooden pencil. It is highly recommended to draw face and meticulous details with 0.3 and other areas with 0.5 Mechanical Pencil. 
  • No names of Artists are usually written on the drawings. One may write the date, serial number or the Name of the Deity. 
  • When one looks upon these images, or meditates upon them or practices them or draws/paints them, one develops attributes possessed by each image. Attributes of generosity, morality, renunciation, wisdom, perseverance, patience, truthfulness, determination, love, kindness, compassion and equanimity. With practice we cultivate these attributes until one day we are filled with them. Then we become one with the deity or enlightened. 
  • All course materials are a copyright of Centre for Living Buddhist Art and any reproduction, distribution, sharing is prohibited without the written permission from the centre.
  • For additional benefit you may practice our Free Guided Meditation, Prayer and Tibetan Prostration Video in the Media page of the Website. 

Enjoy the Spiritually elevating experience by ENROLLING in one of our four Levels of Courses- INTRODUCTORY, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCE COURSES.

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