Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The art of writing Tibetan

 Learn the art of Tibetan calligraphy with Tashi Mannox
For Beginners

From Saturday, 4th February to Sunday 5th February 2012 

Following the unprecedented success of our introductory course in Tibetan Calligraphy in June last year, The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Studies are very happy to be able to offer this beginners course for those who are new to the art or who wish to refine their technique by going back to basics. Tashi will explain and demonstrate the art of writing the classical Uchen script style, he will also guide participants through their own hand at forming the letters of the Tibetan Alphabet and more. This course will be followed in June by an intermediate / advanced course, as indicated below.

Saturday 4th - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 5th - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Location: Haverstock School, Room B213, 24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BQ 
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Price: £125 (Discounts for Students / Low Income and Dzogchen Community members)

 Learn the art of Tibetan calligraphy with Tashi Mannox
For intermediate/advanced

From Saturday, 23rd June to Sunday 24th June 2012

This intermediate / advanced course follows on from the beginners course held earlier in the year also with The London Sang Shung Institute of Tibetan Studies.

For bookings as above.

The above two diagrams show the proportionate grid that the classical Uchen script style is based on.
The size of the grid is determined by the width of the brush or pen nib. One width equals one part, two parts 3 x 3 makes a grid of nine squares that the main body of each letter of the alphabet is applied to. There are 9 of the 30 letters of the Tibetan alphabet that have long tails, an addition of 6 parts is measured below the grid to allow the uniformed length of the tails and the subjoined letters. Likewise, 6 parts are marked above the grid/head of the letters to allow uniformed placement of the 3 of the 4 vowel signs.

For calligraphy that is pleasing to the eye, especially of the classical Uchen script, much like the proportionate beauty of the classical Roman script, that both traditions depend on the discipline of the proportionate construction, it is important to form the letters within the bounds of the grid, yet not shy to fill the grid space generously.

- Tashi Mannox 11-1-2012


1 comment:

  1. Dear Tashi,
    your art is so beautiful and your story inspires me to continue my practice and deepen my understanding of the art of meditation. i would love to get my advice from an amazing soul like yourself (rather than searching on google. it would mean a lot to me)

    -I am looking for the translation to tibetan sanskrit of "Determination" and "balance"
    (written in Tibetan calligraphy)

    could you please help me?
    Thank you so much for your time & help!
    it is very much appreciated!

    Janna --