Paubha (Thangka) Painting

Course details

Trainer: Sudharshan Suwal

Start date: 18 February 2022

Duration: Every Friday, for three hours, during semester time

Format: In-person and online (live stream)

Language: All classes and instruction are in English

Fee: $130 per semester*

*Materials are not included

**Full scholarship for nuns and monks from

the Himalayan region

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. 


Classes will be offered in our centre. There is also the option to join this class online (livestream). 


For more information, please contact: or contact us by WhatsApp at (+977) 9746235508.

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