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Paubha (Thangka) Painting

Course details

Register anytime for a block of 15 lessons

Teacher: Sudharshan Suwal

Date Ongoing (register anytime for 15 lessons)                  

Duration: Every Sunday

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm Nepal time (1 1/2 hours each lesson)

Format: On-Line & in-person in Abiding Heart Nepal Centre Kathmandu, Nepal

Language: All classes and instruction are in English

Fee: US$350 *Materials are not included

Natural pigments and handmade canvas are available to purchase. Please contact admissions to arrange that:

Course Description

Abiding Heart Education is offering a new short course in Paubha painting. We are accepting lay and monastic students who wish to study Paubha as part of personal and professional development.

Paubha is a Newari Buddhist style of Thangka painting 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 in Tibet before the 16th Century. 

Abiding Heart’s dedicated Thangka teacher, Sudarshan Suwal, has been teaching thangka painting and develops a close relationship with his students.


With Sudharshan’s close guidance, students will build skills such as sketching and drawing, crushing semi-precious stones into pigments and making canvas. In this course students will learn how to paint a paubha painting, such as Shakyamuni Buddha or Avalokiteshvara. 

Shakyamuni photo.jpg
Avaloketeshowra photo.jpg

Classes will be offered in our centre and online via livestream. 

We also offer full time Paubha painting training. For more information please click here


For more information, please email, complete an admissions inquiry form or message us on WhatsApp at (+977) 9746235508.

Get to know our Thangka painting past project by clicking the photo below:

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