Mudras or hand gestures are symbolic or ritual gestures in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. As well as being spiritual gestures portrayed in the iconography and spiritual practices, mudras also convey meanings in various forms of Indian dance and yoga. In this course the primary focus is on the hand gestures of the Five Dhyani Buddhas and some mudras that are performed while holding certain ritual implements.

This course comes with:

  • Lifetime access to the course material
  • Possibility to send in 20 course related drawings for correction
  • Question option after every video instruction
  • Downloadable PDF course material
  • Access to a closed student platform

Tashi Delek

I'm Tharphen and for over twenty-five years I've been painting thangka's and teaching this precious art form to numerous students from all over the world.

I studied and trained under the guidance of my father Gega Lama, who was the first thangka painter to write a book entitled "Principles of Tibetan Art" which allowed students to learn the basics of Buddhist iconography by themselves.

By giving courses through this online platform I would like to share my passion for this artform and to reach aspiring students who would otherwise not have the possibility to attend my regular courses.

I hope the courses presented here inspires you to join and follow this beautiful and rich tradition of Tibetan Thangka Painting.


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