Relive Buddhist Art

RELIVE BUDDHIST ART COURSE 2020

Experience the journey from the ancient Buddhist cave paintings of Ajanta to the Thangka Paintings in the lap of Himalayas

Urge for self-realization made man go in search for a retreat from the world. He found the mountain responsive and hammered on its stone to create for himself an entrance into the immobile rock. Here, being in seclusion, he absorbed the philosophy of Buddhism and saw it as if it were alive. He learnt to love truth-and this love grew upon his soul. To this surrendering worship he invited all mankind. Believing in his faith he sat meditating, then began painting, recreating the world he had left behind, fused with the vision he aspired after- the Middle Path: Humanism in abstraction. Ingrid Aall (Ajanta Murals)

 

This unique first of its kind program is designed and aimed for artists and art lovers who wish to engage themselves to learn about ancient &contemporary Buddhist art and explore the skills of exquisite Tibetan tradition of Thangka Painting.

The course offers a unique framework for meticulously engaging with the history and present scenarios of culture. During the course of the program students trace the journey of Buddhist art, as they travel from the transcendental caves of Ajanta and Ellora (UNESCO world heritage site in Western India) to the Thangka paintings at Dharamshala.

The program commences with a foundation course in the Himalayan foothills of Dharamshala, the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in northern India. Subsequently, in the next stage of the program the participants will travel to the majestic caves of Ajanta and Ellora, created from 3rd century BC to 7th century AD, the birthplace of ancient Buddhist paintings.

Renowned Buddhist art teachers and Thangka masters - Master Locho and Sarika Singh have exclusively designed this11-day program and will be guiding the participants throughout.

COURSE PLAN

The course plan will articulate all aspects of Buddhist paintings & Thangka paintings and provide a great understanding of the evolution of Buddhist Art.

The participants will receive training about basic guidelines, principles, grids, and iconography of the tradition of Thangka Painting. The participants will also learn about essential Buddhist precepts and meditation techniques.

The course will include visits to Ajanta and Ellora caves, and the various Museums and Monasteries in Dharamshala and its neighboring places.

REASONS TO APPLY

  • By reliving the life of the artists who created these Buddhist masterpieces, we attempt to evoke the same emotions and attributes that they would have experienced in ancient times. The participants will practice the techniques that have successfully been carried over generations, in the very same ancient rock cut caves where it all began. Through the learning of this sacred art and imbibing the tenets of Buddhism, the program is aimed at creating a spiritual and enlightening environment for the participants to practice it.
  • We are situated at the foothills of the great Himalayan range, Dharamshala, the current seatof His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. By attending this course you will join an exciting community of people integrating research and practice in our institute for Buddhist painting.
  • You will travel to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ajanta and Ellora caves to witness the greatest treasures mankind has ever produced. The course also includes the opportunity to visit some of the finest monasteries and Buddhist art museums in Dharamsala, India.
  • Under the inspiring guidance of Master Locho and Sarika, by the end of the program, the participant will acquire thetraditional skills to embark upon the path to become an artist in the Buddhist tradition and will have a great understanding of Buddhist iconography and its spiritual aspects.

We invite you to experience the bliss with us!
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Schedule

DATE

DAY

ITINERARY

14-Feb.-2020

DAY 1

FRIDAY

  • LECTURE on Buddhist Paintings
  • DRAWING SESSION   1(Buddha Face)
  • LUNCH
  • DRAWING SESSION   2 (Buddha body sitting and standing)
  • DOCUMENTARY: The Journey of Buddhist Paintings.
  • DINNER & REFLECTION
 

15-Feb. 2020

DAY 2

SATURDAY

  • LECTURE on Creation of Buddhist Paintings
  • DRAWING SESSION   2 (Tara Face)
  • LUNCH
  • DRAWING SESSION   2 (Tara body sitting and standing)
  • FILM: Ajanta Cave Paintings
  • DINNER & REFLECTION
 

16-Feb. 2020

DAY 3

SUNDAY

  • LECTURE on Themes of Buddhist Paintings
  • DRAWING SESSION   3 (Buddha robes)
  • LUNCH
  • DRAWING SESSION   3 (Understanding deities clothes, Jewels and Lotuses)
  • FILM on Buddhist Paintings in India.
  • DINNER & REFLECTION

 

17-Feb. 2020

DAY 4

MONDAY

  • LECTURE on Role of Women in Thangka Paintings
  • DRAWING SESSION   4 ( Tara clothes, jewels and lotuses)
  • LUNCH
  • DRAWING SESSION   4 ( Tara clothes Jewels and lotuses)
  • FILM on Buddhist Paintings in Asia.
  • DINNER & REFLECTION

 

18-Feb. 2020

DAY 5

TUESDAY

LECTURE on Role of Women in Thangka Paintings

  • DRAWING SESSION 5
  • LUNCH
  • DRAWING SESSION   5
  • FILM on Buddhist Paintings in Asia.
  • DINNER & REFLECTION
 

19-Feb. 2020

DAY 6

WEDNESDAY

LOCAL SIGHTSEEING: Dalai Lama Temple, Norbulingka Institute and Gyuto Monastery.

20-Feb. 2020

DAY 7

THURSDAY

TRAVEL: Flight - Dharamsala - Delhi - Aurangabad / by road to Ajanta.

21-Feb. 2020

DAY 8

FRIDAY

Visit to Ajanta Caves

22-Feb. 2020

DAY 9

SATURDAY

Meditation and Full Day DRAWING SESSION 6 (Avalokiteshvara Padmapani) at the Ancient Caves site of Ajanta. 

23-Feb. 2020

DAY 10

SUNDAY

Meditation and Full Day DRAWING SESSION 7 (Goddess) at the Ancient Caves site of Ajanta Caves

24-Feb. 2020

DAY 11

MONDAY

Visit to Ellora Caves

25-Feb. 2020, TUESDAY COURSE ENDS

 

Contact us

Center for Living Buddhist Art

Village : Kandi, P.O. : Khaniyara,
Tehsil : Dharamsala, District : Kangra,
Himachal Pradesh - INDIA - 176216

Phone : Sarika Singh - +91 (0) 94186 55401

Email : sarikalochoe@hotmail.com