Thangka art is celebrated by many Buddhist devotees, but its images have found new canvasses in the recent decades, as a growing number of people have embraced dharma tattoos. Built on Respect has created a series of private classes for some of the world’s top tattoo artists, pairing them with a Tibetan thangka master, so [...]
Art is integral to cultural identity, and the survival of any culture. Artists are at the forefront of conveying public sentiment, and expressing it in a way that transcends the boundaries of spoken languages. Built On Respect works to foster the arts of marginalized people, and integrate unique ancient traditions with modern arenas.
An undetermined amount of Tibetan art was destroyed during the PRC’s ‘cultural revolution’. The Institute of Tibetan Thangka Art is based in Dharamsala, India; it is a non-profit, and is a free, five-year program. Students study under master painters and are creating beautiful works. Built On Respect created a website for the small school so [...]