Art Program / Events

Chenrezig Arts brings together the painters, builders and architects behind the Garden of Enlightenment stupas and the many traditional Tibetan Buddhist artworks that beautify our centre. The Art Studio is the hub of Chenrezig Arts and provides a variety of services and important functions for the centre.

To find us, drive under the Tibetan welcome arch. The Chenrezig Art Studio is the first building you see on the left.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 8.30am to 3.00pm – drop in anytime.

Mantra Rolling in the Art Centre
golden pen sutra writing
Buddhist Art Courses
Special Art Events

Mantra Rolling in the Art Studio

Sundays, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Mantras, meaning “mind protection”, are Sanskrit syllables, usually recited in conjunction with the practice of a particular meditational deity, and embody the qualities of the deity with which they are associated. They bring benefit to all who see, touch, hear or speak them.

Further, when you recite mantras with the correct motivation (the wish to benefit others), your speech becomes holy speech, capable of offering blessings to others.

Join us in the Art Studio for the relaxed and calm experience of mantra rolling. No experience necessary. Our Chenrezig Arts community will lead you through this inspiring practice.

For extensive advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche about the benefits of reading, writing or reciting particular mantras, or how to engage with mantras to eliminate or reduce potential or ongoing obstacles, please visit the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive for Lama Zopa Rinpoches Online Advice Book and for advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Golden pen sutra writing

Sundays, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

“Even writing one letter from Prajnaparamita, even writing one letter, one syllable, the benefits are unbelievable, unbelievable, more than making extensive offerings, skies of extensive offerings to all the buddhas, so many eons, the merits you collect are unbelievable.” — Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Ven Thubten will facilitate the golden pen writing of sutras in the Tara Room each Sunday afternoon from 1.00pm  – 3.00pm. Check the event calendar for any changes to the venue or timing.

Art Courses

Drawing Techniques at the Art Studio

First Saturday of the month, 10.00am  – 12.00pm

This class focuses on the traditional approach to sacred Tibetan art. Students will be introduced to the importance of using the grid as the starting point of this sacred art form.

Facilitator: Dr. Jane Shamrock has been a Buddhist for around 20 years and has taught in a range of situations. She has completed five courses with master thangka painter Andy Webber.

To register, please text Jane: 0422 946 135

Suggested donation: $15 (pay in cash or by card at the Art Studio)

Please bring a large ruler, A4 cartridge drawing paper, HB pencil, eraser and set square. Drawing board supplied.


Each Friday,  1.00PM – 2.30PM


Come and join Shannon Murphy for art classes in the Chenrezig Art Studio.  These art sessions are an opportunity for people to slow down, connect with their creative potential and spend some time practising concentration in a relaxed and supported environment.
Each week will have varying art topics, depending on people’s interest. Topics range from:
        learning how to draw the face of a buddha;
        painting tsa tsas ;
        learning portraiture ;
        nature based art ; &
        intuitive painting
… as well as learning techniques in drawing and sculpting…
All ages are welcome, beginners to practising artists as well.
The recommended donation is $25 a session. You can pay on the day at the art studio.
Please always refer to our Event Calendar for full details of these activities and join the mailing list for regular updates about what’s happening at Chenrezig Institute, including all upcoming courses and activities at the Art Studio.


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