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Maitreya: The Future Buddha. Tibetan Art Retreat with Andy Weber

December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - December 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

£7.50 – £108.00

Tibetan Art Retreat with Andy Weber

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint traditional Tibetan art?

We’re privileged to have renowned Tibetan thangka painter, Andy Weber, leading another workshop at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre.

New students will be introduced to the principles of Tibetan art and older students will be able to practice and develop their skills.


Tibetan Art Retreat: What will I be painting?

The subject of Maitreya, the Future Buddha is an important subject for our imminent but also long-distance future. Not only for us as individual humans but for the survival of the planet and all its inhabitants.

The course will focus on perfecting canvas making, making paints from natural colours and the technique how to make your own gold paint from gold leaf. The transmission of using natural colours is important as they do not pollute the planet and are the most permanent.

Part of the course will focus on “Mar.tang” style of painting, which means gold lines on a red background. Also called “Tsel tang” – after the red Vermilion used in these paintings.


  • Friday: 19:30 – 20:30 (Lecture)
  • Saturday/Sunday: 09:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00 (Painting)


Tibetan Art Retreat: What will I need?

Please note that if you do not already have a stock of art materials, purchasing everything you need will be a sizeable investment. However, these materials should last you a long time. Click on the links below to view the various materials lists.

The minimum you will need is the Drawing Material list, to learn how to draw Maitreya. In this case you would not need to bring brushes and inks. If you want to advance then you will need the minimum supply of paints (marked with an asterisk in the Art Materials list*), as well as the brushes. If you want to make a big jump and progress in your learning, you will need some of the natural colours, so Andy can show you how to prepare them and make them into paints. If you want to learn how to prepare your own gold paint, then you will need to bring a book of loose gold leaf. Both natural colours and gold leaf are available at Cornelissens in London near the British Museum.


About the teacher: Andy Weber

Andy Weber spent seven years living and studying the iconographical art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in India and Nepal. His unique style of authentic images for visualisation are highly respected, not only by a growing number of Western Buddhists, but also by Tibetan Lamas of all traditions, many of whom have commissioned his work. His Tibetan Art and thangka paintings can be seen in Buddhist centres and temples throughout the world including the Potala Palace in Lhasa, and his images have become well-known and popular through numerous publications. With over 35 years of experience, Andy Weber and his students offer their artwork, services, and experience to the wider Dharma community.

Andy teaches all over the world. You can find out more about his studio on his website.

How do I join?

Book your ticket for the entire Tibetan Art Workshop from Friday to Sunday, or just the Friday lecture.

  • Lunch will be available for purchase in the cafe on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Reduce Rate Tickets upon request, (proof required). Please get in touch to request reduced rate: [email protected]
  • Students, pensioners and unemployed: £78


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December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
December 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
£7.50 – £108.00
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The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road
London, London SE11 4NA United Kingdom
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