Master Tibetan calligrapher Tashi Mannox to conduct April workshops in Massachusetts and NYC
Master calligrapher Tashi Mannox, whose usual residence is in the United Kingdom, will be making a rare visit to the United States in April to conduct an introductory workshop in the art of Tibetan script and to lecture at the Rubin Museum.
From April 4 to 6, Mannox will be in residence at the Dzogchen community’s Shang Shung Insitute, in Conway, MA, to guide students in the elegant rendering of Tibet’s Uchen script. Mannox says the workshop will be useful for beginners, as well as those with some facility in Tibetan writing, in refining proportion and form:
“The course starts with a short historic explanation of the Tibetan written language and its spiritual and sacred significance…I normally finish the course with teaching the correct way to write the Mani mantra and other key syllables essential for visualization practices. People love this and go home with their own created art.”
Prior to this workshop, Mannox is scheduled to give an interactive presentation on “The Painted Mantra” on April 2 at the Rubin Museum in New York City, to coincide with its Bodies in Balance exhibition on Tibetan medicine. Mannox will demonstrate how to render the Medicine Buddha mantra and encourage audience members to participate.