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.
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.
Now open for booking
Samye Dzong Brussels
From 30 July to 31 July 2022
Learn in person the sacred art of writing the classical Tibetan Uchen script with Master Calligrapher Tashi Mannox.
This is an exclusive opportunity over two weekend workshops in the conducive atmosphere of Samye Dzong in Brussels:
H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
This iconic photograph of H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa performing the famous Black Crown ceremony was taken by Peter Mannox on Tibetan New Year 1978 at Rumtek, Sikkim, India.
Tashi’s father, Peter Mannox, worked as chief photographer for the then Karma Kagyu Trust from the early 70’s into the 90’s
The highlights of Peter’s career were the two occasions, in 1978 and 1980, where he was sent to Rumtek monastery in the Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim. Commissioned to formally photograph H.H. 16th Karmapa and His spiritual sons, as well as other eminent Kagyu Lamas. Peter also documented the treasury of relics and thangka paintings, such as of the 900 year old Kagyu Lineage.