Thangka Art Painting

Thangka Painting is a traditional art that evolved between the 7th and 12th centuries in Nepal and Tibet. Painted on canvas and mounted in silk brocade, a thangka is more than just a work of art. It is an object of devotion, an aid to spiritual practice, and a source of blessings. Thangka painting is strictly governed by iconographic rules. From the canvas preparation and drawing of the subject, through to mixing and applying colors, decorating with gold, and mounting the finished work in brocade, the creation of a thangka painting involves skill and care at each stage and illustrates particular details.
 
Thangkas are believed to create positive influences in their surroundings. Its brilliant colors and forms awaken the mind and energize consciousness; its images stimulate capacities for visualization and nourish the heart. It is said that just the act of looking at a thangka is itself a good deed. By meditating on such objects, one can train and gain an understanding of certain types of awareness that the specific image portrays. Another reason for commissioning a thangka painting may be to bring about good health, prosperity or long life. 

Shakyamuni Buddha

Shakyamuni Buddha was born about 2549 years ago in Lumbini, Nepal. He was known as Siddhartha Gautama, a prince and son of King Suddhodana and Queen Mayadevi. At the age of 29, he renounced the luxury of his royal heritage to take up the life of a...

Online Store

Mandala Thangka

Mandala is a circle which is a device for the Tantric meditation. It is a visual aid for concentration and introversive meditation leading to the attainment of insights and to activation of forces culminating in "Siddhi" supernatural forces. The Mandala...

Online Store

The wheel of life thangka is considered an endless life cycle of human being. It is believed to have been drawn first by the Buddha himself As seen in the picture, a minister demon, usually identified as Yama the god of death, clutches the whole...

The Wheel of Life

Enquiry Details

BANK DETAILS

Account NameMother and Children Art Foundation
Account Number0101010006117
Bank NameGlobal IME Bank Ltd., ‚ÄčKantipath Branch, Kathmandu
Swift CodeGLBBNPKA
IBAN No: DE 14512305000018188406 

 

TESTIMONIALS REVIEWS

  • Shawn Lim

    The experience at the school was memorable as the completion of each task created a greater atmosphere. Within five days we got, the team had completed many painting jobs that made the school brighter and ...

  • Phoebe Yates

    This experience was enlightening and opened up my eyes to an entirely different world. I highly enjoyed contributing to the project site despite how hard the work was at some points. Playing with children and ...

  • Jake Hobson

    The food was extremely good and I enjoyed every meal we had. I enjoyed learning about the Nepalese culture more. Spending time and playing games with the students was very fun and I had made ...

  • Thomas Fisher

    1.    Project: There was a lot of work to do at this site. I recommend more schools come here to improve the schools facilities urgently. The workers were too slow and we would have liked ...

  • Steve Whitfield

    •    Good project site with easy access to bus. •    School staff very friendly and very accommodating. •    Host Lal was very good and the kids loved him. •    Jeevan visiting was good for the kids. •    Project cooks ...

  • Gregory Patton

    I had the privilage of meeting Jeevan Lama on his recent visit to Rugby in the UK. I was impressed by his passion and commitment to the beneficies of MCAF. I wish all those concerned ...

  • Chris Abbott

    I have really enjoyed my time working with MCAF and seeing the positive result of my work. The task was achievable which the time we had and I am glad to have been able to ...

  • Ben Thomson

    I found the time we spend a good experience for me and the rest of the group. It was fun to have the freedom to choose where to help out and for our group to ...

VIDEOS

PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS