Padmasambhava Art Retreat w. Andy Weber

Fri-Sun, April 27-29

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

  • Friday: 7pm – public talk
  • Saturday: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday: 9am-5pm

Padmasambhava by Andy WeberThis course will explore the remarkable mahasiddha Padmasambhava (the lotus born), who stabilized the first wave of Dharma into Tibet in the 8th century. Known for his mystical and magical powers he laid the foundation for the old school Nyingma. Even today  his followers still rely on his hidden treasures (termas) and the direct teaching and instructions he left behind.

Hands-on instruction will be given for drawing and painting techniques. In addition to learning about canvas making and natural colors, we will make color charts with modern paints to simplify the painting process.

Meditation, mantra recitation and prayers  will make this course a unique and deep experience. The end result is not as important as the path getting there. A modest artistic talent is required.  Genuine perseverance and devotion to the subject are the important qualities students should bring along.

Attending all lectures is important to gain an insight into the importance of Guru Rinpoche.

About the Instructor:

The artist Andy Weber spent seven years living and studying the iconographical art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in India and Nepal.

His unique style of authentic images for visualization are highly respected not only by the growing number of Western Buddhists but also by Tibetan Lamas of all traditions, many of whom have commissioned his work. His thangka paintings (= Tibetan scroll paintings) can be seen in Buddhist centers and temples throughout the world including the Potala Palace in Lhasa and his images have become well known and popular through numerous publications.

With over 35 years of experience Andy Weber and his students offer their artwork, their services, and their experience to the wider Dharma community. Andy also teaches all over the world, and the teaching schedule is available from this site.

Materials to bring:

  • Drawing paper or canvas, pencil HB (mechanical pencil), an eraser, long ruler. Painting materials (as needed)
  • Table lamp


  • Suitable for both beginners and advanced students.
  • No artistic talent or background needed!
  • Art retreat participants must attend the Friday-evening talk.


Participants in the art retreat must pre-register.

Date(s): Fri-Sun, April 27-29
Times: 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Andy Weber
Type of event:
Number of sessions: 1 weekend
Level: general
Participation: Residential; commuter options
Location: Main Gompa
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