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Full Time Training in Paubha (Thangka) Art: Newari Buddhist Religious Painting and

Buddhist Studies

with the Option of 

Specialising in Teaching Paubha to Middle and Upper School Age Children (age 10 to 18)

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Course details

Start Date

Spring Intake: 21th February 2024 

Autumn Intake: 1st September 2024 

Teacher: Sudharshan Suwal

Format: In-person, only 4 spaces available 

Language: All classes and instruction are in English

Course Description

Abiding Heart is now offering a specialised training route for those interested in full time training in paubha painting. This new and unique course brings together intensive training in Buddhist paubha painting anchored in the Buddhist View and Meditation.

 

Paubha is a Newari Buddhist style of Thangka painting that originated in India as early as the 12th century. Such a style of painting can be seen in monasteries in Upper Mustang, Nepal, Ladakh, India, and variations of such styles were seen in Tibet before the 16th Century. 

 

This course can also be taken on a module basis. Each module must be taken as one unit only.

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Module 1 

 

  • Foundational Buddhist Studies 

  • Introduction to apprenticeship - painting Shakyamuni Buddha 

Module 2

  • Buddhist Psychology

  • Apprenticeship - beginner 

  • Deepening Buddhist studies

  • Meditation

  • Sadhanas and Rituals

  • Avalokiteshvara Charya Dance 

Module 2.1

(Optional, in addition - specialising in teaching children)

Optional for those wishing to specialise in training in how to

teach paubha to class 4-8; children starting from age 10.

 

  • Child Development (module 2 and 3)

  • Learning theories

  • The study of the 8 Consciousness and the Five Buddhas wisdoms 

  • Child Observation

Module 3: 

 

  • Apprenticeship - intermediate

  • Human Development - bardos

  • Working with our life story and the Buddhist understanding of sense of self

  • Deepening Buddhist studies

  • Meditation

  • Sadhanas and Rituals

  • White Tara and Manjushri Charya Dance

Module 3.1 (Optional, in addition - specialising in teaching children)

Optional for those wishing to specialise in training in how to teach paubha to class 4 and 5; children aged 10-11.

  • Child Development

  • Child Study 

Module 4:  

  • Apprenticeship - advanced

  • Deepening Buddhist studies

  • Meditation

  • Sadhanas and Rituals

  • Vajrasattva Charya Dance

 

Module 4.1 (Optional, in addition - specialising in teaching children).

Optional for those wishing to specialise in training in how to teach paubha to class 6 to 8; children aged aged 12-14.

  • The well being of the child

  • Child assessment

  • Child assessment and writing reports

  • The temperaments

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Sudharshan's Paubha painting studio

Students will spend part of the day studying in the Paubha painting studio as apprentices. In the afternoons they will study either in-person at Abiding Heart's centre or opt to join class through our online classroom

 

Tuition Fee: 

  • Monthly instalments of                                           US$500       (24 payments) or

  • Bi-annually (twice a year) instalments of                US$3,000       (4 payments) or

  • Annual instalments of                                          US$6,000       (2 payments)

Additional processing charges per transaction apply. 

This fee includes the option of specialising in pedagogical Paubha where you learn how to teach paubha to children from age 10 and above.

For afternoon contemplative studies classes students are asked to cover the cost of arts and crafts materials independently. However, the tuition fee includes the cost for the pigments, canvas and brushes when studying in Sudharshan's Paubha studio.

* 33% concession of tuition fee for Nepali citizens residing in Nepal

Please contact us at admissions@abidingheart.education for an application pack. 

Terms and Conditions apply. 

 

 

For more information on how to apply, please email admissions@abidingheart.education, complete an admissions inquiry form 

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