Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Dharma Festival - 11th to 15th July 2018

Especially created for Dharma Festival 2018 - All Seeing Buddhas Eyes -
Heavy watercolour paper, 152cm x 122cm, pure gold leaf and Japanese ink.

The second Dharma Festival at Gaunts House, offers a range of fascinating performances, workshops and exhibitions with an opportunity to relax in the peaceful environment of the garden and park in the middle of the Dorset countryside.

Arrive on Wednesday 11th July and set up your tent in the glorious grounds of Gaunts House. 
The MONKS FROM TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY will be starting the construction of a Sand Mandala in the Tantric tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and there will be an opportunity to watch the opening ceremony.

As well as the Tashi Lhunpo Monk's sacred (cham) Lama Dance performance, there are Teachings and Talks:
'Rebirth, Reincarnation and the Path to Purifying the Mental Continuum', 
Tenzin Dechen Rochard; 
Sika Deer: Spiritual Journeys; Michael Ormiston and 
Candida Valentino Mongolian Khoomi singing, 
Olu Taiwo: Animal Spirit Dancing; 
Tashi Mannox: workshops and Tibetan calligraphy exhibition;  
Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer: Performances and workshops; Tibetan Art, Sand Mandala, Drumming, Yoga, Tai Chi and Much More!

Tashi's exhibition of the original calligraphy artworks, which feature in Sacred Scripts, will be on show in the Sand-Mandala scared space, along with the above large All Seeing Eyes of Buddha art piece.
Special limited boxed editions of Sacred Scripts will be available with a book signing opportunity after Tashi's workshop on the weekend.  Limited edition giclée art prints of the Sacred Scripts works will also be on sale at a discount price. 

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Meditative Scribe

Tashi Mannox returns to New York with The Meditative Scribe - a retrospective exhibition of contemporary Tibetan calligraphic art. 

The exhibition includes both original artworks and limited edition giclee art print spanning over the past two decades. A variety of art pieces demonstrate not only the rich diversity and beauty the Tibetan calligraphy traditions has to offer, but also spiritually meaningful iconography of Tibetan Art.

Tashi Mannox, once a Buddhist monk himself for 17 years of his young adult life, is now celebrated as the world foremost Tibetan calligraphist and Dharma artist, with an ability to communicate the integrity of ancient Buddhist wisdoms, while presented palatable for the 21st century, as relative today as it was historically beneficial. 

Learn the art of writing beautiful Tibetan Calligraphy with Tashi Mannox.

Introducing the traditional geomantic guidelines of the classical Uchen script - Tashi leads a comprehensive two days course in how to correctly construct the letters of the Tibetan alphabet, vowels signs and subjoined letters.

Workshops are suitable for beginners who wish to master wielding a pen for a firm foundation in writing elegant Tibetan, as well as for those more advanced who wish to further their skills in Tibetan calligraphy.

Please bring with you a pad of good quality paper and square nib calligraphy pens, pencil and rule.

To book a place on the workshop, please follow the link here.

Friday, February 9

Exhibition Opening Reception 6:30 - 8:30 pm

February 13 - March 3
Exhibition Open
Tuesday -Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 10

Workshop 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 11
Workshop 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, 20 April 2017

American program 2017

 East Coast America program of events April - May 2017

22nd April - As part of their Om-Lab series, a lecture at the Rubin Museum: Sacred Syllables and their Sounds followed by a book signing:

26th April - A Shang Shung fund raising event: Tashi demonstrates the art of Tibetan Calligraphy with auctioned pieces created:

27th April - Calligraphy demonstration and talk; Scripts of Heart and Mind at the Trace Foundation, explaining the historical development and the richly diverse variants of the Tibetan Written language systems :

3rd May - A lecture at the Rubin, The Painted Mantra:

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sacred Scripts launch program of events

This new publication Sacred Scripts - A Meditative Journey Through Tibetan Calligraphy, is the collaborative output of Tashi Mannox and Robin Kyte-Coles. 

Mannox, one of the world’s foremost contemporary calligraphy and iconography artists, spent two decades as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

Kyte-Coles, a distinguished photographer specialising in images of the Buddha, has travelled the globe in pursuit his sacred subject matter.

In this beautifully presented 156 paged book, they have consorted to bring their art under one roof. It endeavours to give insight into the wealth of Buddhist wisdom and to explore the ancient and diverse writing system of Tibet, whilst making its own modest contribution towards this tradition’s continued preservation.

Endorsed by H.H. Dalai Lama (see letter below) - Mandala Earth Editions. Available to order on-line. ISBN: 978-1608878796

Sacred Scripts is launched this October 13th in America, NY State, during the Woodstock film festival, where Tashi will be present for book signing at The Golden Notebook on Sunday 16th October 

You may also catch up with Tashi on 23rd October book signing, talk and calligraphy demonstration at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, NY. 

In the U.K.  A premiere exhibition of the original calligraphy works that feature in the book will be shown at The Table Hay-on-Wye. 23rd Nov - 3rd December 2016.

On Sunday 27th November, Tashi will also bring to The Table a workshop: 
'A Meditative Approach to Creativity' where participants are invited to bring their hand and heart of awareness in creating an ensō* 

He will explain the historical and contemporary sacred integrity of Tibetan Calligraphy and mark-making, and how to unite heaven and earth through the creative process of spiritual practice in art - as a means of liberating the mind. 

To book a place on this limited numbered workshop, please visit the Hay Festival website here.

Tashi will also be present during the exhibition at the Table for special edition book signings. 

*an ensō is a disciplined-creative practice of traditional Japanese Zen ink painting, a circle that is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

A prime selection of the calligraphy artworks that feature in the book are available as limited edition gicleé art prints. Please visit the website here to order a print. 

'The Absence of Hatred Leads to Peace'

“For hatred can never put an end to hatred; love alone can.
This is an unalterable law”

As spoken to Kali in the Jetavana Grove, The Darmmapada.

Short tailed Tsutung script with a large bodhi leaf decorated heading character.