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Tashi has trained and painted for over 18 years. From 2006-2010, he was the artist-in-residence at the Ganden Monastery in Dharamsala. He is both a master thangka painter and craftsman — painting and decorating statues both for the Monastery and private customers. He currently lives in Sonoma (CA). Tashi has traveled throughout India to work in monasteries to restore and decorate statues and has been integral in the Tibetan art community. He studied under the late Ven. Sangye Yeshi, who reactivated the long and rich tradition of thangka painting in Dharamsala by opening a school at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives. When this first school was shut, due to restructuring of the Library buildings, Tashi worked with his teacher to start the Institute of Tibetan Thangka Art. Through his initiative, the ITTA was started, and staffed with the best teachers. Tashi has shown his works along with his ITTA contemporaries at the Tibet House in New Delhi, at the Museum at His Holiness’ the Dalai Lama’s temple in Dharamsala, and at the Tibet House in New York. His thangka were featured art on TLC’s series New York Ink (placed with Sheppard Fairey’s Obey art), at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Tubac Center for the Arts where it received Honorable Mention in a juried group exhibition, as well as at Invisible NYC Gallery in New York’s Lower East Side. Tashi’s thangka have been auctioned by Christie’s to benefit the Tibet House; he has also donated works and lessons to benefit the Tibetan Aid Project and the Tibet Fund, who showcased his work in their PSA on the Jumbotron in New York’s Times Square. He has taught classes at the Tibet House and the Newark Museum. In July 2013, Tashi opened the Tibetan Gallery & Studio in Sebastopol, CA to showcase his work; the studio is home to a massive thangka, known as thanbhochi — Tashi is the first Tibetan to paint a piece of this scale outside of Tibet.

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02/07/2017

Coloring For Meditation

Tibetan Buddhists have long seen art as a powerful meditative practice, but you need not be Buddhist to enjoy coloring the fifty illustrations in T...
06/14/2016

Coloring For Meditation

A preview of Tibetan thangka master Tashi Dhargyal's upcoming coloring book with Wisdom Publications. These designs are free for you to download an...
06/14/2016

Coloring For Meditation: Complimentary designs for you to download!

A preview of Tibetan thangka master Tashi Dhargyal's upcoming coloring book with Wisdom Publications. These designs are free for you to download a...
03/05/2016

Teachers & Transmissions in the Thanbhochi: Pt 4 with Nicholas Egan

Our premiere lecture begins to scratch the surface on the complexities of this ancient Tibetan art. In this part, Nick discusses the Kagyu section...
03/05/2016

Teachers & Transmissions in the Thanbhochi: Pt 3 with Nicholas Egan

Tibetan Gallery & Studio Presents a Lecture Series: Teachers & Transmissions in the Thanbhochi Our premiere lecture begins to scratch the surface...
03/04/2016

Teachers & Transmissions in the Thanbhochi Part 2 with Nicholas Egan

Our premiere lectures begin to scratch the surface on the complexities of this ancient Tibetan art. In this section, Nick explores the iconography ...
03/04/2016

Teachers & Transmissions in the Thanbhochi with Nicholas Egan

Tibetan Gallery & Studio in Sebastopol is the only place in the world outside of Tibet where you can watch a Tibetan master create a giant ceremoni...
03/04/2016

Wisdom, Power and Compassion in Tibetan Art: Part 3

Part three talks about the importance of these three attributes, and focuses on Vajrapani, the Buddha of Power. Hand gestures, implements, and hi...
03/04/2016

Wisdom, Power and Compassion in Tibetan Art: Part 2

In part two Nicholas talks about the importance of these three attributes, and focuses on Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Hand gestures, impleme...
03/04/2016

Wisdom, Power and Compassion in Tibetan Art

In part one Nicholas Egan talks about the importance of these three attributes, and focuses on Chenrezig, or Avalokitsehvara, the Buddha of Compass...
03/04/2016

Creating a 'Wheel of Life' Thangka

Tibetan thangka master Tashi Dhargyal works in the Menris tradition. This clip documents the six-month process of creating the Wheel of Life thang...
02/27/2016

Preserving Tibetan Art

Includes interviews with HH the 14th Dalai Lama, former Tibetan Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche, present Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay, and the te...
02/27/2016

Tibetan Art, Creating a ceremonial thangka: 19 Months in 2.5 minutes

19 months in 2.5 minutes. Behind the scenes at the Tibetan Gallery & Studio. Tashi is the first Tibetan to paint a two-story traditional ceremonial...