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February 25th, 2016 by studio
We are proud to announce an exciting new way for you to experience the thanbhochi. In Spring 2017 Wisdom Publications will release an adult coloring book highlighting many of the main figures, symbols, and nature scenes from this incredible painting along with a brief guide to their meaning and development. You can download a free preview design here!Tibetan thangka master, Tashi Dhargyal has embarked upon a powerful cultural journey: the first Tibetan master to paint a multi-story thangka, or thanbhochi, outside Tibet.
Tashi was trained by Ven. Sangye Yeshe, the Dalai Lama’s first thangka painter-in-exile. The thangka is faithful to the centuries-old Menris Tradition, started by Menlha Dhondup who introduced the painting style in the 1500s.
The fifteen by twenty foot canvas was hand-prepared with cotton and natural animal skin glues. The painting will be completed with only the best hand-ground mineral pigments and 24k gold.
Tashi’s vision for the thanbhochi (the Tibetan word for a large thangka) hails from his aim as a youth, to help the monasteries of Tibet.
It features thirty-seven figures: Shakyamuni Buddha and his disciples in the center, each of the four schools of Buddhism are represented in the four corners with their respective lineage gurus and disciples. The sides of the thangka feature the seventeen Nalanda masters, whose teachings are frequently referenced and venerated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The thanbhochi is a singular canvas that intertwines karma; people from around the world are expected to see this piece as it tours museums and cultural institutions, before it is ultimately donated to a monastery in Tibet.
We are proud to announce an exciting new way for you to experience the thanbhochi. In Spring 2017 Wisdom Publications will release an adult coloring book highlighting many of the main figures, symbols, and nature scenes from this incredible painting along with a brief guide to their meaning and development. Readers can color the same images Tashi created and get an intimate taste of Tibetan art. A complementary website featuring music, photos, and video will provide additional ways to connect with Tashi and this singular expression of Tibetan culture and spirituality.
Go to http://www.wisdompubs.org/tashi-coloring-book to join the Wisdom email list for updates on the book and to be the first to order.
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