Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Art Print Special Offer

Sacred Scripts Limited Edition Prints Folio.

The prints folio pack

During the lengthy task of compiling the book Sacred Scripts a special large folio was assembled. The packs are of a limited edition of only 22, which contain two beautiful art prints from both the Authors: Photographer Robin Kyte-Coles and Calligraphy Artist Tashi Mannox.

• A photographic sepia print, 50 x 33 cm - of the sublime Maitreya Buddha statue, from a monastery in the Ladhak region of the Himalayas. 

• A giclee print on Aquarelle paper, 44 x 30 cm - of a Protection Prayer to Green Tara, in elegant cursive Tibetan Calligraphy and lotus.

'Jetsun Pagma Drolma take heed, Protect me from fear and suffering'

Both prints are signed; limited edition numbered and stamped with the artists seals.

About the authors 
Robin Kyte-Coles has traveled extensively in South and Southeast Asia, capturing magnificent photographic images that reflect his deep interest in Buddhism and its teachings on compassion. His previous book, The Spirit of Buddha, was endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and took Kyte-Coles to remote spots in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Nepal, India, Tibet, and Sri Lanka. Amassing one of the largest single photographic archives of Buddha images across the Far East.  

Tashi Mannox committed to his monastic journey after graduating with a BA in Fine Art (Hons) at the age of twenty-two. He spent the next seventeen years as a Buddhist monk. Tashi apprenticed under the direction of a master of Tibetan art, Sherab Palden Beru, and also studied under Lama Pema Lodrup, one of the last Tibetan masters of rare Sanskrit writing forms. Since laying down his monastic robes in 2000, Tashi has built on his disciplined training and spiritual awareness to produce a collection of iconographic masterpieces that reveal powerful, sacred themes through the majestic images of Tibetan Buddhist iconography and calligraphy. Tashi is now recognized as one of the world’s foremost contemporary Tibetan calligraphy artists and exhibits and lectures internationally. 

The Book

New photographic images from Robin Kyte-Coles archive have now complimented Tibetan calligraphy pieces of inspiring, if not thought provoking Buddhist quotes and mantras - especially created by Tashi Mannox, for their joint authorship of Sacred Scripts – A Meditative Journey Through Tibetan Calligraphy.

Sacred Scripts  - Endorsed by H.H. Dalai Lama - 2016.
Featuring Mitreya Buddha photograph.

The book Sacred Scripts is also available from The Keep as a special boxed edition - for orders, please follow the linkhere. 



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.