The Two Fish: Symbols of Happiness, Contentment and Freedom with Justine Hefel


The Two Fish: Symbols of Happiness, Contentment and Freedom with Justine Hefel Image
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Chenrezig Institute   9:30am - 4:00pm
Art, General Interest, Special Interest, Spiritual

33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554

Phone: 07 5453 2108

Join the artists of the Chenrezig Institute’s Art Studio, Thangka Painting Cooperative in a Weekend with Justine Hefel. The Eight Auspicious Symbols is an eight-part series. Each workshop will focus on one of the auspicious symbols. They are eight standalone workshops so you can pick and choose which symbols you want to do or do all of them. In The Two Fish workshop, we will explore the meanings of the symbol and where it is found in Buddhist art. We will draw the fish and paint them. All students should be able to finish the workshop with a completed image of The Fish and a solid grounding in its meaning. It is also ideal for those not as confident, to jump straight into a course focusing on a thangka or mandala.

There are limited spaces for this course. Saturday 8th Dec 9:30 am – Sunday 9th Dec 4:00 pm, held in the Art Studio at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $108 General Materials fee $12 Text (The Eight Auspicious Symbols by Andy Weber) $30 Limited availability of Tibetan style canvas made by Art Studio members $40 Accommodation and meals available separately. – Justine is a long-standing thangka painting student of Andy Weber, in this weekend workshop, she will lead us through drawing the 2nd of the 8 Auspicious symbols The Two Fish. These symbols form a regular part of the iconography in Buddhist thangkas & mandalas – Costs: $108 course fee $12 general materials fee $30 text $40 optional section of Tibetan Canvas Please note availability of this canvas is limited.

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 for updated information.

Also below the far carpark is ‘The Wellbeing Centre’ which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework.