Thangkas are canvas-painted, rolled-up images what help you to get over in various troubles and sink into the meditation. They can depict various buddhas, bodhisattvas, peaceful and wrathful deities, teachers, mandalas, and the life of the Buddha. Pillars of consciousness that always remind the Buddhist practitioner of the their own buddha nature.
Lili's first encountered with thangka painting when she was 13 years old. She learned painting in the Hungarian Secondary School of Visual Arts. In 2011 she took refuge in Beru Khyentse Rinpoche and then she continued her studies at the Dharma Gate Buddhist College. She practiced in a self-taught way from 2015, and then in 2019 she had been studying under the guidance of Master Lochoe and dr. Sarika Singh in Dhamashala, where she In 2022 she obtained her master's degree, which she wrote on the subject of Russian icon painting and Tibetan Buddhist painting.
For Lili, it is not just about the passion of creation, but about exploring and understanding the symbols of Tibetan Buddhism so that the Doctrine of Buddhism can unfold through artistic creation and it can reach others as well. She connects Buddhist teachings and practice in thangka painting.
The Thangka Project undertakes to pass on the basics of thangka painting to those who want to immerse themselves in Buddhist teachings in a practical way.
Thangka Project- Besenyei Lili