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The latest news from Thangde Gatsal Art Studio and School in Dharamsala, India, where the tradition of thangka painting is being preserved by teaching a new generation of painters.

Sarika Singh Participates In Felicitation of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

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Sarika Singh, Director of Thagde Gatsal, had the honor of felicitating Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi on November 16th, 2012 at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. Continue reading

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Thangde Gatsal In National Geographic Traveller India

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Thangde Gatsal was mentioned in two issues of the magazine National Geographic Traveller India in July and August 2012. Continue reading

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Visit of the Honorable Union Minister of Culture and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India

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One landmark event this year was being honored with a visit from Kumali Selja, Union Minister for Urban Poverty Alleviation and Minister for Culture, Government of India on February 18 and 19th, 2011. She laid the foundation stone for our future Museum of Himalayan Arts and expressed her great appreciation for the Thangka preservation and promotion efforts we are making. We are so very proud and grateful to have her blessings, interest, and support. Continue reading

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Our Latest Project: Thangka Collection To Be Held In Trust

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As part of our effort to preserve traditional Tibetan paintings styles, we are launching a new project. It is our aim to paint 12 thangkas that will form a permanent collection to be held in trust for generations to come. Continue reading

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Thangde Gatsal Recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Today in Dharamsala, a week shy of the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan people's uprising against Chinese rule, His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized the work of several NGOs. Thangde Gatsal was among five NGOs to receive this special recognition. Continue reading

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First Stage Complete!

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We are excited to share with you the latest developments at Thangde Gatsal Art Studio and School. We celebrated this first stage of construction by inviting J. Holly-Pogue, our patron, and Geyla, our master teacher, to cut the ribbon, officially opening the first floor of the new building. Afterwards we served lunch to over sixty of our supporters who have worked long hours to bring the project this far. Continue reading

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Thangde Gatsal Welcomes Actress, Tibet Society

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Earlier this month, Thangde Gatsal was pleased to host Hollywood actress Joanna Lumley and Philippa Carrick, chief executive of the Tibet Society. Continue reading

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Thangde Gatsal Commissioned for Kalachakra Teachings

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One of the major projects recently completed by Thangde Gatsal consisted of four large thangka paintings commissioned for the worldwide Tibetan Buddhist Kalachakra Teachings held in Graz, Austria in October 2002. Continue reading

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