Thangka Painting Workshop with Karma Phuntsok – Ballan, Vic, Australia


Thangka painting workshop

Thangka Painting Workshop, Ballan, Victoria Oct 2014: 4th, 5th & 6th

“The art of Karma Phuntsok is a unique and dynamic expression of contemporary Buddhist Art. Though formally trained as a traditional Thanka painter, Karma applies different techniques and materials in his work, often creating futuristic expressions of the time-honoured craft. The startling beauty and richness which graceshis work is influenced by his diverse life experiences: from a childhood in Tibet under Chinese oppression to life as a refugee in India; his love life in the Australian Bush, and the veneration with which he holds His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Internationally acclaimed, Karma’s work is scattered throughout the world, in private collections and galleries, and in Australia at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Queensland Art Gallery.” (by David Templeman)

About Karma

Karma Phuntsok was born in Lhasa, Tibet and fled to India with his family after the uprising against the Chinese in 1959.  Karma studied Thanka Painting with a master of traditional Tibetan Thanka painting in Nepal.  Since then he has been making paintings based on Tibetan Buddhist deities.

In 1981, Karma migrated to Australia, and now lives in the “Bush” with his family.  His paintings are collected world-wide, and published in various books and magazines.  Karma’s recent paintings are mostly experiments, interweaving traditional techniques and symbols, with modern inspirations.


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Create your own Buddha with Karma’s assistance. No experience required. Following a simple step-by-step process you will leave with a finished Buddha, ready to hang on your wall. You can see more of Karma’s work on his website: and his facebook page.

Please contact Jean-Ann West for location details, cost & materials list.  Email: Mobile: 61 (0) 407 007 415

One response »

  1. I am a friend of karma phuntsok never meet in person but he wrote me a lot at one time on his prints I always have loved his work. And will be buying a painting from him please have him call me or email me at 1-406-826-1022 Shane…or email me at Please have karma contact me asap and thanks.


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