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Andy Weber - Gomde Lindholme Hall - The centre for Tibetan Buddhism in the UK

Andy Weber

Dharma without Words
Thangka Painting Workshop with Andy Weber
3 - 6 May 2019

A rare opportunity: the art of Thangka painting in Tibetan Buddhism from a modern master! 

This course will focus on the image of Buddha Shakyamuni, which forms the basis for the whole Tibetan Buddhist iconography. We will explore the deeper symbolism and meaning in relation to the Buddha´s teachings and legacy in sacred art.  Students will receive hands-on-tuition to learn about the ancient craft of thangka painting (drawing and painting techniques, natural paints, brushes and canvas). The seminar includes meditation and mantra recitation which enhances the inner experience. 

By realising the inner Buddha one begins the process of self-healing and exploration.

This course is suitable for both beginner and advanced students of sacred art.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has known Andy for over 40 years and is delighted that Andy will be teaching at Gomde UK this year.

As part of the course, Andy will also be giving a Public Talk: Buddha Shakyamuni - Introduction to the Sacred Art of Tibet. Details of this are also provided below. 



Workshop Details
The workshop will begin on the evening of Friday the 3rd and conclude on Monday 6th after lunch - this is the bank holiday weekend. If you have registered for the course, you will automatically have a ticket for the public talk. Accommodation and day visitor options range from £95 - £255; these fees are inclusive of all teaching. We hope there is something for all. 



Shared Room, maximum 3 people per room - includes all meals: £180

Single Room - includes all meals: £225

Single Room with an en-suite - includes all meals: £255

Day Visitor - includes lunch and supper: £95   

Course fee includes free entrance to the public talk.


Friday 3rd May
Arrival and registration after 15:00, until 17:30
Supper 17:30
Public talk 19:30
The Mansion House, Doncaster. DN1 1BN
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th
Meditation 9:00 – 9:30
Sessions 10:00 – 13:00, 15:00 – 18:00
Talk and meditation 20:00 – 21:00
Monday 6th
Meditation 9:00 – 9:30
Sessions 10:00 – 13:00
Course concludes after lunch
 More about Andy Weber

The artist Andy Weber spent eight years in India and Nepal studying the iconographic art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in northern India and Nepal. His unique style is highly respected not only by the growing number of western Buddhists but also by many Tibetan lamas who have commissioned his work. His work has appeared throughout the world in many Buddhist temples, numerous publications and exhibitions. He divides his time between teaching and lecturing all over the world, and painting and drawing for various projects. He is also the artist and co-author with Jon Landaw of the book “Images of Enlightenment”.
Almost all of Andy Weber´s artwork is accessible through the Andy Weber Online Shop. Besides the complete thangka paintings you may also visit the Art Work section with a selection of Andy´s drawings.

Some of Andy´s books and images wil be available in Gomde´s shop.