Whoever renders an outstanding representation of the Buddha-a likeness that brings joy to all who behold it-from their finest jewelry, or commissions one fashioned from the finest gold, silver, or sandalwood, molded in clay, or carved upon rock or in wood, will, before too long, come to acquire the finest of concentration.
For The Practitioner
You are looking for a Thangka that will inspire your practice and devotion. That helps your concentration. And easy to focus on your visualization. It has all the correct emblems, attributes and iconography. And corresponds to your Sadhana or meditation guideline.
"Sacred art is not just a representation of symbols and ideas. It is a direct experience of inner peace, free from attachment to the illusory solidity of the ego and the phenomenal world."
Within Thangka painting tradition, it is utmost important to have a transmission of skills, knowledge and technique from a qualified master. It has a rich history of practices over 400 years and it has developed as a complete art of school. There is unique science, pattern and style of drawing lines, brush strokes and applying colors. The application of gold from where to whom and finely attuning the body of Buddha, Bodhisattva, Dharmapala and icons.
From how to draw Buddha eyes to what to hold on the emblems of protectors. Or the hand gesture of mother Tara. It is defined and has a distinct style. And perhaps this is the beauty of Thangka painting where you go years of learning and mastering the skills under the qualified master.
"Just as Sumeru is foremost among the mountains,
Just as the Ganga is foremost among the rivers,
Just as the Sun is foremost among the celestial bodies,
Just as the Garuda is the king of birds,
Just as Indra is the foremost among gods
So is painting the foremost among the skills"
To become yourself a qualified Thangka artist It easily takes minimum 6-9 years given rigorous everyday practice for 8-10 hrs each day. We ourselves have drawn 1000s times just to master one single line.
In our 20 year journey as an art institute, we have evolved tremendously. Each year we have seen our style and technique grow richer, delicate and balanced.
We have been fortunate to come across with our wonderful teacher, Venerable Master Jamyang Phunstok, Karma Gadri specialist of Tibetan thangka painting, Whose lineage goes back to great Karma Gadri artist Thanglha Tsewang of Palpung Monastery, Kham, Eastern Tibet. His guidance and knowledge has guided our team in creating meaningful traditional Thangka for the Vajrayana practitioners.
As an accomplished artist, you know how a single brush line can create a big impact from graceful posture to rigid, stiff iconography. A missing of a Vajra from a visualization deity can make our whole experience of meditation a bit incomplete. Likewise, a contrasting landscape that doesn’t go along with peaceful deities such as Vajrasattava, Medicine Buddha, Tara can make our visual practice session less pleasant.
At Enlightenment we are focused on making Vajrayana art forms that are helpful in your practice. We dedicate ourselves in making enlightened images of Vajrayana deities for the practitioner.
We take joy, happiness and honor on creating treasured images of Vajrayana deity that helps on your path to transformation. Images which protect, cultivate and enhance the final goal of enlightenment in your precious human life.