Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Zen of Painting: Buddhist artist to visit, teach in Reno

RENO-GAZETTE JOURNAL
By Jenny Kane
Andy Weber, a world authority on Tibetan Buddhist art and the artist behind this piece, “Chenrezig,” will be visiting Reno’s Dharmakaya Buddhist Center this week. (Photo: Courtesy of Dharmakaya Buddhist Center)
NEVADA---When Andy Weber paints, he finds peace of mind.Originally from Germany, Weber, who will be visiting Reno’s Dharmakaya Buddhist Center this week, has become a world authority on Tibetan Buddhist art. He fell in love with Buddhism during his trip to temples high in the mountains of Nepal. Two years later, he began to study the art of thangka paintings, or Tibetan scroll paintings. Weber is a one-of-kind teacher in this genre of art, as he spent seven years living and studying the iconographical art of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of accomplished masters in India and Nepal. [link]