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ZOOM THANGKA WORKSHOP
29.-30. JULY 2022
“PAINTING OF THE BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI”
Course leader: Andy Weber
This is a follow-up course from April 2022, when we learned how to draw Buddha Shakyamuni. The course is suitable to all previous participants and new students alike. It will focus on the colouring and painting techniques of the drawn image, stage by stage, which includes the opening of the eyes and the painting of the face and mudras.
These are strange times indeed, which seem to be increasing rather than diminishing in their strangeness. This July, the war in the Ukraine will have been raging for five months, the effects of which have reached global proportions: from rising energy and living costs to possible starvation in countries who relied on Ukraine for wheat exports. We cannot predict the near future and who knows where the world will be in a few months’ time…
BUT we can be certain of Lama Yeshe’s teaching:
“Once you have drawn the Buddha, he will come back to you at the time of your death and guide you.”
It should thus give us more confidence in our own ability to focus on the task ahead. If drawing an image of a Buddha can have such an effect, as Lama Yeshe teaches, then can you imagine what painting a Buddha could?
This UNIQUE ZOOM COURSE will be taught globally. It is suitable for American and European students, but also South-East Asian and Australian students. NEW STUDENTS will receive all materials from the first course—the grids, teaching materials, prayers and access to the first lecture and video recordings.
Due to time differences, the Asian and Australian students will be taught a few hours later. We may work with pre-recorded videos.
BEFORE FRIDAY: Before the first live session, new students need to watch the pre-recorded lecture (1.5 hours), which they will be sent in a link a few days in advance. All live sessions will be recorded.
FRIDAY – LIVE SESSION
Short meditation, recitation of the mantra and drawing session 1 and 2
UK: 17 pm – 21pm
Europe: 18pm – 22pm
USA: PST 9am – 13pm, EST 12 –16pm and PST 15 -19pm,
EST 18 – 22pm
INDIA: 22.30pm – 2.30am
AUSTRALIA: Saturday 8am – 12m (UK time Friday 23 to 3am)
Drawing sessions 3 and 4
UK: 17 -21pm
EUROPE: 18 to 22pm
USA: PST 9am – 13 pm, EST 12 – 16pm. Or PST 15 – 19pm, EST 18 – 22pm
INDIA: 22.30pm – 2.30am
AUSTRALIA: Sunday 8am – 12am
DONATIONS: Donations can be given on a sliding scale, with a suggested minimum donation of £ 54 / 64 Euros, US $ 65, Aus.$ 95. All dharma art student members receive a discount of 50%.
SPANISH SPEAKING STUDENTS: Please make your donations through Anton via PayPal, who will then register you for the course. Our translator Arthur will be in retreat and you will receive the Spanish translation at a later date.
EUROPEAN, AMERICAN AND AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS: Please pay and register using the following link: https://www.paypal.me/artproducts108
All STUDENTS WILL BE SENT THE UNEDITED RECORDINGS AFTER THE SESSIONS. AUSTRALIAN & S.E. ASIAN STUDENTS WILL BE SENT THE RECORDINGS THE FOLLOWING DAY
ART MATERIALS: All registered students will receive a list of art and drawing materials that are needed for the course.
We will send you the prayers, mantras, and materials via email after you have registered. Please remember to print them out. We will also send you the Zoom meeting number and pass code prior to the course.
Since this is only our fifth GLOBAL ZOOM CLASS, some technical problems may still occur, but we can only get better with time…
We hope to see you there.
With kind regards and all the best,
Andy and Matthew