Sacred thangka painting to be demonstrated June 26 |

Sacred thangka painting to be demonstrated June 26

Venerable Lobsang Tsultrim from Eastern Tibet will talk and demonstrate sacred thangka painting June 26 at Windhorse Rugs in Grass Valley.

Thangka, a silk or fabric scroll painting, is created for both aesthetic and evocable purposes. Thangkas serve as a record of and guide for contemplative experience, according to Melanie Sullivan of the Sierra Friends of Tibet.

Tsultrim’s 3 p.m. talk will include the mathematical relationship within the thangka and the relationships of 62 colors to emanations and invocations.

Suggested admission is $15. Since seating is limited, reservations are recommended.

The event is presented by Sierra Friends of Tibet in cooperation with Windhorse Rugs. Proceeds will be go toward the restoration of Tsultrim’s village monastery, the Nyentse monastery, and the building of an orphanage there.

Windhorse Rugs is at 120 N. Auburn St.

Call Sullivan at 274-7348 or e-mail for more details.

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