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FROM THE BEGINNING – A unique 10 day, thangka painting retreat with Master Artist Andy Weber

18/09/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 28/09/2023 @ 3:00 pm AEST

$85.00 – $850.00

ABOUT THE EVENT

Those with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism and thangka art have a very rare and special opportunity to receive a direct lineage transmission from well-known, international thangka artist, Andy Weber.  This is a unique chance to learn traditional techniques and methods from this renowned Western thangka master.

Thangka painting (Tibetan scroll painting) is a classical and stylised form of representation of sacred Buddhist objects.  Thangkas overflow with symbolism and allusion. Thangkas are considered sacred objects and fulfill several important functions for practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. They are traditionally drawn and painted along guidelines laid out in Buddhist scripture.

This workshop/retreat with Andy will take participants back to the roots of the history and practice of creating thangkas, along the lines of traditional painting techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha.  The entire process is meditative.

The instruction will include making canvasses, making paints from pigment, drawing grids, and painting.  Andy will take students through each step as well as providing the scriptural understanding behind the thangka to be painted.

Due to the intensive nature of this retreat, Andy will be joined by two of his more experienced students as teaching assistants

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is divided into 7 sections, with each day’s time with Andy lasting at least 6-8 hours per day:

  • Establishing the setting; transmission of the history and spiritual foundation for the painting thangkas.
  • Making your own canvas (materials will be supplied)*
  • Drawing the chosen thangka figure grid.
  • Making paints from scratch (dry pigments will be supplied)*
  • Transferring the grid to the new canvass
  • Painting the thangka
  • Meditation practice daily – morning and evening.

Throughout the course, Andy and his teaching assistants will provide instruction and support.

This course will focus on the Future Buddha: Maitreya – Buddha of Endless Love and Compassion, prophesied by Buddha Shakyamuni as the Buddha for the coming world age.Click extra information for Andy’s course for more about about the structure of the course.

Click Andy Weber Schedule for the full schedule but be aware that it may change during the course at Andy’s discretion.

 

ANDY WEBER

International 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.

Andy has been creating sacred Buddhist art for nearly 50 years.  His thangka 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.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the retreat itself is done through this website as laid out below.

Wishing to make such retreats more affordable for all we have created discount packages for accommodation and food at the centre for those who book early.

These bookings are all made by emailing info@chenrezig.com.au with your requests and all details of the packages can be found here.

Realising that the course fee for the retreat itself may be difficult to pay all at once, we have created a ticket for students to pay a deposit of $300 up front to hold their place, with the remainder to be paid on 18th August (one month before the start of the retreat). Please register below to pay this deposit which will be non-refundable except under special conditions. 

REGISTRATION FOR THE RETREAT WITH NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of $300 

This option is not available after 18th August. From that date onwards, please use the final registration option at the bottom of the page.

 

FINAL PAYMENT OF $550 FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PAID $300 DEPOSIT – TOTAL $850

Please register again here if you have already paid the deposit of $300

 

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The full fee for the retreat (without accommodation and food) is $850. Students are requested to attend the entire retreat. If you find yourself unable to register contact  spc@chenrezig.com.au. Numbers will be limited to 22 and late applicants will be able to go on a waitlist in case of cancellations.

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE whole RETREAT $850

(ie not including accommodation and food – prices for these listed here)

 

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REGISTRATION FOR ONE SINGLE DAY $85

 

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Details

Start:
18/09/2023 @ 2:00 pm AEST
End:
28/09/2023 @ 3:00 pm AEST
Cost:
$85.00 – $850.00
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Venue

Chenrezig Institute Art Studio
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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