The artist Andy Weber spent seven years living and studying the iconographical art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in India and Nepal.
His unique style of authentic images for visualization are highly respected not only by the growing number of Western Buddhists but also by Tibetan Lamas of all traditions, many of whom have commissioned his work. His thangka paintings (= Tibetan scroll paintings) can be seen in Buddhist centres and temples throughout the world including the Potala Palace in Lhasa and his images have become well known and popular through numerous publications.
With over 35 years of experience Andy Weber and his students offer their artwork, their services, and their experience to the wider Dharma community. Andy Weber Studios makes most of the artwork directly available through this web site for everybody to see. You can also acquire high quality reproductions of Andy's artwork through our online store. Andy also teaches all over the world, and the teaching schedule is available from this site.
Almost all of Andy Weber's artwork is accessible through the Andy Weber Online Shop. Besides the complete thangka paintings you may also visit the Art Work section with a selection of Andy's drawings.
Events / Talks, Courses & Workshops
Andy Weber is giving talks, courses, and workshops all over the world throughout the year. Please check our Events page and see when he is coming to your part of the world.
Pilgrimage in 1973
Just before sunrise we, two sadhus and I, are shivering - it is cold, the scenery staggering beautiful, snow capped mountain, valleys full of fir trees, waterfalls, streams and crystal clean air.
We are high up behind the Himalayan chain at 8000ft, the temperatures are extreme – our frail bodies not yet used to the temperature, but after a short morning ritual we are on our way.On our left side in the sheer cliffs I detect many caves, like windows in a high rise apartment block, pointing out that this was once a power spot. Apparently these dwellings were accessible only by ropes. Yogis, monks and meditators used these for retreats, which lasted months, even years to find their inner goal.
The first sunrays hit the peaks and turn the mountain caps into glowing golden light. Our path leads through a stupa/temple. I am the last to enter and stop. The walls and ceiling are decorated with mandalas and deities, some crudely executed but the colours are rich and of natural sources which gives them the extra breath and glow of mother earth. My eyes wander from mandala to mandala and my mind gets locked in…a blissful feeling spreads through my body. The mandalas begin to vibrate and no longer are my eyes seeing the colours and shapes…no more the I who sees and feels, just bliss and inner peace…I have come home.
The younger sadhu, Mayagiri (mountain of love) drags me out of the temple and reality, however beautiful and painful, sets in again.
On my journey to that temple I had met many high beings, solitary meditators, yogis, gurus and lamas, even seen the Dalai Lama, visited many temples and gompas, meditated in caves, visited many powerful places….and seen many tangkhas, but that experience on that cold morning was beyond the ordinary, beyond my mind.
I needed to find the key to unlock that mystery.
Many years later when I was painting for Lama Yeshe in Kopan, Mayagiri visited me and mentioned that moment – the moment I changed and took up a new path.