The Himalayan Mountains have been the home of sages for millennia. These great sages have lived and passed on knowledge of the yogic teachings to disciples who then became masters passing on the teachings in an unbroken lineage since the Vedic period.
Twelve hundred years ago Shankaracharya organized his teaching into five centers of the Himalayan Tradition. As one of those five, our tradition is the Bharati lineage connected with the Shankaracharya at the Shringeri .
A completed thangka, however beautiful or impressive, never tells the full story of the complex process artists to undergo to create such a divine image.
We have compiled this list of Twelve steps involved in producing a traditional Thangka sacred painting to help you appreciate your new thangka.
Although certain elements of thangka painting have changed since artists began painting in exile, much of traditional styles and techniques have been painstakingly retained.
We hope the following will .