Buddhist Art Program
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 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10.00am – 2.00pm
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 fpmt.org for advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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.
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