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November 16th, 2013 by studio
The next lecture will be on Wednesday, November 20th, 7-8 p.m. PST at the Gallery on Wisdom, Power and Compassion and will look at the triangle of Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, and Vajrapani. (If you are local, please RSVP).
Art history is being made at the Tibetan Gallery & Studio in Sonoma, California.
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, and framed in delicate brocade from Varanasi.
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.
The thangka features thirty-seven figures: Shakyamuni Buddha and his disciples in the middle, 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 HH the Dalai Lama.
Perfect for individuals, groups, and sangha: At 15×20 feet, a limited number of one-foot square blocks are available for patronage. As the thanbhochi tours, it will be accompanied by a legend, not only identifying the central figures, but also the contributing patrons who enabled its completion. Each square foot is $10,000 and includes an art quality print, signed by the artist upon the thangka’s completion, as well as recognition on the accompanying plaque and the PreserveTibetanArt.org website. Groups or individuals sponsoring two or more blocks are invited to have a private one-hour reception at the gallery for 10 with the artist, refreshments included.
All donations are tax deductible.