Monday 3 February 2014

Tibetan calligraphy course in America

The Dzogchen community in North East America are very pleased to announce that Tashi Mannox, the esteemed master of Tibetan calligraphy, will be in residence at Tsegyalgar East on 4-6th April 2014 at the invitation of Shang Shung Institute USA and Khandroling Paper Cooperative to teach an introduction to Tibetan Calligraphy.

WHEN: April 4.5.6, 2014 (Daily schedule TBA)
WHERE : Shang Shung LIbrary, 18 Schoolhouse Rd. Conway, Massachusetts, USA.  
COST: $225  (includes most materials)  

To register and pay online, visit the link here: 

According to Tashi, his calligraphy course will be intensive, to teach the correct proportions and how to form the Uchen letters of the Tibetan alphabet, which alone can take two days. 

He writes:
I am very interactive with the students and depending on how many people attending (20 persons to a class is manageable) I like to go around the class to give each individual some personal attention in holding the pen and forming the letters, often writing on their paper to demonstrate each letter. So this will be a course for beginners as well as those who are already practiced in Tibetan.

The course starts with a short historic explanation of the Tibetan written language and its spiritual and sacred significance, which I tend to refer to throughout the course. I normally finish the course with teaching the correct way to write the Mani mantra and other key syllables essential for visualisation practices. People love this and go home with their own created art. 

So the course is teaching a solid foundation in correct proportion and beautifully formed letters, as starting with a firm foundation is essential to creating beautiful calligraphy with the integrity of the tradition it belongs.

To view a film about Tashi, click here or visit his exquisite website.

Tashi will also be giving a presentation at the Rubin Museum in NYC on April 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM as part of the upcoming exhibition on Tibetan Medicine.

Tashi has given many successful workshops in Europe. We are very honored to have him visit us here in the USA. Please pass the word around. 

Participants from out of town may register to stay in the Tsegyagar East Dormitory onsite. Contact the to make a reservation. 

If you require a more upscale accommodation Lauri and Bret are offering rooms in their B & B located in Shelburne Falls about 20 minutes away from Conway.You can call 413-824-0502 for further information.Or you can visit the Tsegyalgar East accommodation page