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    An introduction

    Pen meets paper and a bold, black line sweeps over white, as millennia of wisdom follow in its wake. Each brushstroke is imbued with intention, the essence of Buddha-Dharma distilled in ink and paper

    A seamless blend of the contemporary and the immutable ancient tradition meets bold design in the work of Tashi Mannox, celebrated Tibetan Calligrapher.

    One of the world’s foremost contemporary Tibetan calligraphers, Dharma Artist Tashi Mannox innovates in technique and concepts firmly rooted in the integrity of the ancient tradition.

    Two decades spent as a monk of the Kagyu order inform his practice: his calligraphy and iconography. While technically and aesthetically compelling, Tashi’s work also acts to illuminate ancient Buddhist wisdoms.

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    Introducing a series of little gems

    Introducing a series of little gems

    This series is a collection of small illuminated artworks created over the past few years.

    A collection of small calligraphy pieces of richly coloured iconography, illuminating mantras, seed syllables and pearls of wisdom.

    Created with a range of highly crafted techniques, such as raised gesso characters in Sanskrit and Tibetan, embossed gold and palladium leaf gilding , on both Bhutanese desho paper and gesso board.

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    Upcoming Event

    A Webiner Seminar

    Tapping into Our Creativity for Contemplation and Joy With Tashi Mannox

    Online
    25 September 2022

    Tune in for this next event – *CCN are honoured to present a webiner with artist and Buddhist yogi Tashi Mannox.

    Relying on his own vast experience as a master of Tibetan calligraphy and a Buddhist contemplative, Tashi will explore the topic of creativity inherently present in our own mind.

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    Latest project

    Preserving Calligraphy Traditions

    Preserving Calligraphy Traditions

    The conservation and preservation of a written language

    Working with a small group of eminent calligraphy Masters and Khenpos in the Kingdom of Bhutan, was an absolute honour and pleasure for Tashi – sat among his like minded Khenpos and monks, their shared craft spoke the same language.

    Organised by Bhutan Conservation BACCC – this was a joyous yet pivotal occasion. Tashi had visited Bhutan two years earlier to attend a solo exhibition and requested to meet a calligraphy master, as Bhutanese and Tibetan calligraphy are very closely related.
    However, when a master of calligraphy could not be found across the Kingdom, the Monastic Body of Bhutan realised that their written language of Dzongkha had been neglected since the 80’s, when teaching calligraphy stopped, with the danger of it being lost altogether.

    Eventually a few of their remaining calligraphers were found and winkled out of their monastic retreats and other secular duties, acknowledged once again for their nearly forgotten skills, to gather together and brainstorm how to effectively re-establish their writing systems back into the monastic and school curriculums.

    Fortunately, Bhutanese are proud of their cultural legacy and are very resourceful in maintaining it. The practice of calligraphy has since been re-introduced across the Kingdom with new calligraphers in training and writing manuals compiled, published and distributed.

    This scenario is not unique to Bhutan. As more of humanity turns to the technical age of communication, languages and calligraphy traditions are widely threatened. It is important to be aware that traditions, such as unique writing systems, which may have developed over hundreds of years, can be easily neglected and lost in just one generation.

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