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Where to buy Thangkas

Postby Konchog1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:07 am

Hello,

Looking for a particular super high quality thangka. Price isn't important.

Any ideas? Inventory/quality is limited at the usual: tibetanspirit.com, garudashop.com etc.

Thank you.
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Re: Where to buy Thangkas

Postby Ayu » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:52 am

I've got a friend on FB who has a huge catalogue with thangkas. I asked her for you. If she reads my message, maybe she'll contact you.

(She sells them not for her own profit but in order to support her teacher and his center, Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche.)
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Re: Where to buy Thangkas

Postby Lobsang Chojor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:17 am

You might want to try Andy Weber at http://www.andyweberstudios.com/shop/. If he doesn't have the one you want just message him and he might make one for you.

He made the thangkas for the centre I study at and they're amazing.
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Re: Where to buy Thangkas

Postby Soar » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:07 pm

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Re: Where to buy Thangkas

Postby Palzang Jangchub » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:26 pm

I, too, have a friend who makes thangkas. Tashi Lama's shop, Rincheling Thangka Gallery & Art School, has been visited, blessed by the presence of, and given the patronage of many lamas (including His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, His Eminence Nubpa Rinpoche, Drupon Thinley Nyingpo, etc). As the name implies, it's not simply a business, but an art school, too. I've been upstairs to see the artists working on some amazing canvases, many of them huge depictions of various purelands and refuge trees.

Tashi uses some of the proceeds from his work to help find rural village kids and teach them a trade, simultaneously benefiting them with a livelihood and ensuring traditional thangka painting doesn't die off in Nepal.

I have personally commissioned and overseen him create two thangkas for me over the 7 years we've known each other. He was the only one I met on the Boudha Stupa circle in 2010 who knew who Shantideva was and how to paint him, having previously done a mural of the 84 Mahasiddhas from India at a monastery. He checks with lamas for the appropriate details rather than make up details or stray from the descriptions in sadhanas. When he's commissioned to make a thangka of someone's lama who just passed away, he'll refer to a small photo of the lama. And given a photo of a small, rather simple historical thangka, he can extrapolate out and make one of the highest quality.

Case in point: I had only this small thangka photo of the 1st Karma Chagme Rinpoche, Raga Asye, from the Rigpa Wiki website:

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Rigpa Wiki thangka photo
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He turned it into this (the full-sized render of the high-res photo is too big to upload here, but I can gladly email it to you):

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Tashi's rendition of the historical thangka
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The sheer beauty of the piece was such that people kept asking to look at it, and a friend snapped the high-res photo because he collects only the most beautiful thangkas and wanted to know if Tashi could paint Lord Jigten Sumgön! It was offered to Garchen Rinpoche during his Tenshug at Drikung Dharma Surya last year...

So either Rinpoche will give it away to some lucky monastery/center or lama/practitioner, or he'll keep it in remembrance of the 8th Lho Chagme Rinpoche who led him by the hand at the temple in Lho Miyal Gön and had him point to his root lama.

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Many more photos of thangkas can be found on Tashi's Facebook page. He can even get your thangka blessed and consecrated at one of the monasteries at either Boudha Stupa or Swayambhu Stupa, having a shop at both locations.

Here is Tashi getting a Chakrasamvara Yab-Yum blessed by none other than Kyabjé Garchen Rinpoche:

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Tashi and Garchen Rinpoche
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Re: Where to buy Thangkas

Postby Palzang Jangchub » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:37 pm

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Milarepa, up close and personal
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Buddha Amitabha in Dewachen
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Tashi and co. painting murals
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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme

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རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་མཁས་གྲུབ་ཀརྨ་ཆགས་མེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ། ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོཿ

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Re: Where to buy Thangkas

Postby pemachophel » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:22 pm

Give this shop in Boudha a look. I've bought and commissioned several thangkas from Binod.

http://dakiniasart.org/artists/images-enlightenment/
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Re: Where to buy Thangkas

Postby Berry » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:23 pm

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Pink Lotus Tibetan Buddhist Thangka and Dharma Shop in the UK:

http://www.pinklotus.co.uk/
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