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Paubha (Thangka) Painting

Course details

Teacher: Sudharshan Suwal


Winter Course: 7th Jan - 18 Feb 2024            

Duration: Every Sunday 

Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm Nepal time (2 1/2 hours each lesson)

Spring Course: 25 Feb - 26th May 2024                             

Duration: Every Sunday

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm Nepal time (1 1/2 hours each lesson)​

Duration: Every Sunday, for one and a half hours

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm Nepal time

Format: In-person and online (live stream)

Language: All classes and instruction are in English

Fee: $350 (£275)

*Materials are not included

Full scholarship available 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  applicants 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 Nepal 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 the Shakyamuni Buddha Mandala below. 

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

We also offer a 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.

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