Fri 10/06/2022 - Sun 19/06/2022


Subject: The Three Great Bodhisattvas

In this wonderful 10-day thangka drawing & painting course in Italy you will learn to draw and color or paint a Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist thangka tradition.

The course is suitable for everyone, from beginners (even without any drawing experience!) to advanced:

New Thangka Students:
-Will first learn the basics and draw the Face of the Buddha. After that you can also choose to draw The Buddha (Buddha Shakyamuni), or the Medicine Buddha (which is a much more logical order and easier than one of the Three Bodhisattvas).
Note that it may be easier to stick to coloured pencil techniques for a while before moving on to painting as the thangka painting techniques take a long time to master, and painting a thangka can easily take a year or more. During the retreat you may want to draw your Buddhas and paint a few small symbols to see if the painting is something for you.

Thangka Students who have joined Carmen’s courses before:
– Can choose either Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Infinite Compassion), Manjushri (Buddha of Infinite Wisdom) or Vajrapani (Buddha of Infinite Power, more suitable for advanced students)
– May also choose to finish their current artwork during this course (and will of course receive a new grid as well)

During the retreat, Carmen offers a lot of individual guidance, each at their own level.
Carmen will be in touch with each of you before the retreat to note your preferred subject so she can prepare this for you. You will also receive a list with art materials to bring.
The teachings will be offered in clear English. If you don’t understand English, the used texts (meditation/lectures etc.) can be translated in Italian or any other language for you so you can read along, if you Contact Carmen well ahead.

For more information and registration form please look at:

Thangka Drawing & Painting Retreat in ITALY/ June 10-19, 2022 / Near Lake Garda

Course fees:

full course: / half course:
(+ 15 € Euros annual membership fee for non-members)

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If not indicated differently our courses begin on the evening of the first day and end after dinner of the last day.

We ask you to kindly register before the date indicated in the program.

Please send an email or call us to register; your registration will be accepted as soon as we have received the bank transfer of the course fee.

If you have to cancel your registration at a later point in time we will keep 15 € service charge.
If your cancellation arrives only 3 days before the beginning of the course we will have to keep the whole course fee.


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