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in July 2014 Carmen will be back in New York City for Thangka courses and short workshops.
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Rubin Museum of Art, NYC
July 11/13, 2014

Carmen Mensink will be Artist/Educator at the Rubin Museum of Art for several days
and will give demonstrations and short workshops in the galleries of the museum:
    Fri July 11 from 2-9pm - demonstrations and short workshops
    Sat July 12 from 11am-6pm - demonstrations and short workshops
    Sun July 13 from 11am-1pm - workshop
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Buddhist meditationthangka class overviewrecharging your batteries when you draw the Buddha Shakyamuni

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
July 14/18, 2014

Carmen Mensink will give a thangka retreat at the Retreat Week, at the beautiful and renowned Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, about 2 hrs from NYC. In this week you will learn how to draw the Buddha according to the Tibetan Thangka Tradition (drawing experience not necessary) which is like a meditation. You will learn more about Tibetan Buddhist art, about mantras and about the Buddhist philosophy. All set in the wonderful green premises of the Omega Institute, this thangka retreat will defenitely recharge your batteries!

Students who have already drawn the Buddha in a previous thangka course with Carmen, are invited to start coloring or painting their Buddha in this week.

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Shantideva Meditation Center, NYC
July, 2014

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In the meantime please enjoy the pictures of the 2013 thangka courses in NYC:
Pictures of the 2013 NYC Thangka Classes can be found here
Pictures of the 2013 NYC Teen Workshop can be found here

Some of the places where Carmen teaches or has been teaching:

Thangka students at the Rubin Museum of Art working on their Buddhist DrawingGreen Tara DrawingAntique thangka at the Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

Buddha Face drawingTeen Thangka group at Rubin Museum of ArtThangka workshops for teens at Rubin Museum of Art

Teen Thangka Workshops at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

Columbia UniversityThangka art class at Columbia UniversityStudents working on Buddha faces at the Art department of Columbia University

Columbia University, New York City

The Buddha eye is beautifulspecial thangka workshop space in New Yorkexplanation of thangka materials and techniques

Shantideva Meditation Center, New York City

Showing the drawings at the Chenrezig Buddhist Center in PhiladelphiaTibetan mandala painting workshops in the USAgreen Tara tangka workshops in Philadelphia

Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center, Philadelphia

tibetan art class in Pittsburghbuddhist art class room in PittsburghWhite Tara thangka drawing of one of Carmen Mensink's students

Three Rivers Dharma Center, Pittsburgh

great food at the Milarepa CenterThe Milarepa CenterThangka class at Milarepa Center

Milarepa Center, Vermont

drawing of a buddhastudents thangka painting at the Guhyasamaya centerWhite Tara drawing by a thangka student of Carmen Mensink

Guhyasamaya Center, Reston (near Washington DC)

Read a review of the last thangka course at The Guhyasamaya Center