Episode 077: Scrolls of Patience, Tibetan Buddhist Art, with Carmen was released on The Back to the Drawing Board podcast on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Let's talk more about the Tibetan Buddhist perspective on art and it's role in society!
For this episode, I am talking to Carmen Mensink, a painter and teacher with over 13 years of training. We touch on aspects such as what drew her to tangka painting, the history and tradition of this practice, and her opinion on the contrast between 'Western' and 'Eastern' approaches to art.
After chatting with Paula de Wijs in episode 74 about sand mandalas I had to learn more about the tibetan art and culture. In this episode thangka painter Carmen Mensink talks about tibetan art painting, thangka art meaning (symbolism) and technique. You'll learn about the history of thangka painting and the types of thangka painting. Enjoy!
This episode is sponsored by Shape and Foster: www.shapeandfoster.com
Carmen Mensink is the founder of the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art. She is an internationally renowned painter of Thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and Mandalas.
Carmen is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and teaches this beautiful art, as well as Buddhist meditation and philosophy, at museums, universities, and Buddhist Centers around the world.
Online school: www.