Avalokiteshvara with 1000 Arms and 11 Heads Drawing Course
ABOUT AVALOKITESHVARA WITH 1000 ARMS AND 11 HEADS
- Advanced, Highly challenging drawing
- Can be drawn in three options
- OPTION 1, Requires A3 Printer A3 Printing Sheet to Draw A3 size drawing
- OPTION 2, Requires A3 Printer A3 Printing Sheet to Draw A2 size drawing
- OPTION 3, Requires A2 Printer A2 Printing Sheet to Draw A2 size drawing
Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion, is one of the most popular and important deities in Buddhist belief. In the Tibetan understanding, the Dalai Lamas are said to be reincarnations of Avalokiteshvara. Traditionally, it is said that Avalokiteshvara is the worldly manifestation of the Buddha, and he has chosen to postpone his own enlightenment until every earthly being has first achieved enlightenment. His immense compassion is a beacon of hope in a world of suffering that mankind must endure before achieving the ultimate liberation.
This Avalokiteshvara has one thousand arms, each with a palm and five fingers. If you look closely, you will notice an eye on each of the palms. The artist took care to include this to represent the omniscient vision of the Avalokiteshvara, who sees and knows all human suffering. The central hands are each in the Anjali mudra, which is the Buddhist hand gesture of worship. In his frontal hands, Avalokiteshvara holds the dharma wheel, which represents all teachings of Buddha held in one place, and a lotus flower, which represents purity of the mind, body, and speech. Each hand in the innermost circle are each holding important Buddhist symbols such as the 'Sword of Wisdom' or the 'Bow and Arrow'. The rest of the hands were each painted exactly the same and represent Avalokiteshvara's eternal desire to reach out and help every being that suffers.
This Avalokiteshvara is shown with eleven heads, which are meant to represent the three worlds of demons, humans, and Buddhas. These eleven heads also represent the principal virtues which are used to conquer the eleven desires, which is part of traditional Tibetan Buddhist belief. The three serene faces are the three hidden jewels, the three wrathful faces are the defenders, and the two sets of two calm faces that bear fangs are the guardians. The eleventh face located at the top is the head of the Amitabha Buddha.
Welcome to a spiritually elevating experience through drawing…
MASTER STUDENT RELATIONSHIP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.