Let’s live the Gar
Paint and decoration of the Gönpa
Collective practices / karma yoga / workshops
March 21 / April 28 – 2017
Special guests: Migmar Tsering and Yushan Zhong, experts on traditional Tibetan painting
Collective practices: Presence, Karma Yoga, Vajra Dance, Khaita Joyful Dances, Yantra Yoga, Green Tara
Karma yoga: Painting and decoration of the Gönpa, fences, wood maintenance, cooking.
We invite you to join us in a unique and great opportunity to participate in the painting decoration of the Gönpa of TW….. An historical moment! We will practice presence, karma yoga, collaboration, learn about Tibetan Art……a taste of Tibet in our Gar.
The work will be organized and directed by Migmar Tsering, a well known Tibetan artist that has collaborated for almost 20 years in many important projects of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for the Dzogchen Community.
Migmar is asking for 3 volunteers qualified with some painting skills or interest in learning traditional Tibetan painting, agile, available to work full time, 8 hours a day, 6 days a week, from April 1 to 28th. Thee 3 people will can receive lodging and food from the Gar.
We are also open to receive a limited number of people willing to collaborate for shorter period on the painting of the Gönpa or just gather together to perform the different activities at a special price for this season.
Special prices for this seasons per person
- Camping or dormitory 20 dls
- Casita 30 dls (in shared house)
- Casita 40 dls (individual, according to availability)
The prices include 3 meals a day
At the end of the day we will practice Khaita Joyful Dances together to relax in a harmonious way!!!
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From a young age he studied Tibetan painting and decoration in Lhasa. From the age of seventeen to twenty-three he was living and working at Zangdogpalri monastery, in Kongpo, east Tibet, the monastery of Dudjom Rinpoche, where Chod Nyid Rinpoche and his wife, Khadro Dechen Rinpoche, the daughter of Dudjom Rinpoche, started to rebuild the monastery and in that period was looking for an artist to decorate the monastery. In the same period he studied thanka painting.
Then he went to Galenteng Monastery, in Derge county, Sichuan Province, where he painted and decorated the la-brang, the old house of the Abbot Khyentse Chökyi Wangchuk, uncle of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. When he finished, Namkhai Norbu invited him to Merigar where he has been living since that time.
Since his arrival in Italy he has directed and carried out many projects, including the decorations of the Gönpas of Merigar West – Italy, Tashigar Norte – Venezuela, Merigar East – Romania, Kunsangar South – Ukraine, the M.A.C.O. “Museum of Art and Oriental Culture” in Arcidosso, Italy, and the chӧrten of Kunsangar South. His most recent work was the construction of the “Palbar Chörten” the Victory Stupa at Merigar West in January 2017.