RD Salga Residency

Workshops and Open Studio with RD Salga

NalandaWest is hosting a studio for RD Salga, a renowned master painter of Tibetan thangkas (scroll paintings).

The scroll painting (thangkas) of Tibet is entirely based on the spirituality of Buddhism. Its main stylistic sources are the iconographical art of India mixed with strong influences from China and Persia. Used mainly by practitioners as a means to refine meditative visualization, they are displayed over shrines and serve as a reminder of the guru’s presence. They are also displayed for special gatherings and celebrations.

About the Artist

R.D. Salga is a renowned master of the Karma Gadri tradition of thangka painting. Through the years, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche has commissioned Salga-la to paint all of the major lineage thangkas used to support our meditation and study at Nalandabodhi, including Padmasambhava, Tara, Vajrasattva, Milarepa, and the “Golden Rosary” of Kagyu lineage masters. Recently, DPR requested Salga-la to please begin the major project of painting the Golden Rosary of the Nyingma tradition. Salga-la is currently a resident at Nalanda West, and will be teaching workshops on thangka painting, as well as having open studios.

Scheduled Workshops

Drawing the Buddha

Sunday, November 12th, 2:00 – 5:30pm

Introduction to Colouring and Shading for Tibetan Thangka Painting

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00pm
with break for lunch

Introduction to Mandala Drawing

Saturday January 13th, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00pm
with break for lunch