Eight Auspicious Symbols with Andy Weber
Chenrezig Institute 9:00am - 4:00pm
General Interest, Social, Special Interest, Spiritual
33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo, Queensland, 4554
This art course of drawing and sculpting will focus on the most popular symbols in Tibetan Buddhism – the Eight Auspicious Symbols. These eight symbols of good fortune represent the celestial offerings made by the Hindu gods to Buddha Shakyamuni after he attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. By making such offerings, the gods acknowledged that his achievement was greater than theirs because he had truly left cyclic existence behind. The symbols are painted on doors and walls in preparation for New Year celebrations and are used as welcome signs at the entrance of monasteries when lamas and teachers visit. Lectures and meditations on the deeper symbolism of each symbol will enhance the experience of the sacred art. Every student will attempt to draw and sculpt in relief one of the symbols with clay (air-hardening clay) on a board. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Artistic talent is not required but genuine perseverance and interest are preferred. The end result is not as important as the path getting there.
Wednesday 19 October - Friday 21 October held in the Arts Studio at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $180. 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 9.30 am on the day of the event. All bookings can be made on our website www.chenrezig.com.au.
Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests.
Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal.
Teachers’ availability subject to change; please refer http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/monthly-calendar/ for updated information.