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habe über Internet-Recherche Kontakt zum Dharmapala Thangka Centre
aufgenommen und mich für ein bereits existierendes Mandala entschieden.
Die telefonische Beratung, die Abwicklung und die schnelle Lieferung waren
jeweils hervorragend. Mein "blindes Vertrauen" wurde nicht enttäuscht.
Im Gegenteil, ich wurde erstklassig betreut und habe eine sehr detailliert
und hochwertig gearbeitete wunderschöne Ware bekommen. Vielen Dank
dafür. Jederzeit wieder ! Gruß aus Bayern.
California 91436 USA
thangka is a masterpiece! The photos don't do it justice at all - at all.
The people and the animals and the background are beautiful, and everything
is painted with great attention to detail. I like the addition of so much
gold - something I wasn't expecting. Even my husband, who can be a tough
critic, is impressed! I shall be spending hours and days studying my thangka
and figuring out all the imagery. It's wonderful and I love it. I wish I
could give you a big hug! Thanks so much for everything you did to enable
me to purchase this thangka, and please, please convey to the artists how
much their work is appreciated. Now I can't wait to show it to my Indian
friend who's also a thangka lover, and to my children when they visit for
Del Rey, California 90293 USA
was absolutely thrilled with my thangka. I've already taken it to the framers.
When it's completed, in about 8 weeks I'll send you a photo so you can see
how it turned out! Thanks again to everyone involved in the creation of
this beautiful piece of art! Warmest regards,
Webseite leistet einen wunderbaren Beitrag zur Verbreitung von Informationen
über Tibet und die Tibetische Medizin.
the day I started looking at Dharmapala thangkas and asking various questions
till the moment when I extracted the completed thangka from a DHL tube 2
days after it was sent from Kathmandu everything was going well and smoothly.
Eventhough the subject of the thangka was not really common and some verbal
comments were necessary, it was drawn exactly the way I wanted. The thangka
is simply beautiful, thus I sincerely thank all involved painters at Dharmapala
center for their skill and effort. And, of course, I am very grateful to
Holm for his patience with me throughout the whole process.
was a pleasure to find this site and it is a pleasure to look at the result
of finding it.
Thank you for all your work,
CA 96044, USA
The thangka arrived
safely and my teacher blessed it.
Thank you for all you did to make this possible. Everything-the
painting, the brocade, the inscription, the pictures taken and sent, the
experience of working with you, your thoughtfulness and that of all the
artisans and lamas involved - everything was wonderful!
Sammler von Schwarzgrund-Thangkas habe ich vom Dharmapala-Center eine einzigartige
Mal-Arbeit der Schutzgottheit Beg-Tse erhalten, die auf meinen Wunsch nach
der Vorlage eines Originals aus dem 19. Jahrhundert gemalt wurde. Ich kann
ohne Übertreibung behaupten, dass dieses Thangka in seiner Qualität,
sowie seinen Details und Farben mindestens so schön ist wie das Original
und die Maler in Kathmandu für mich begnadete Künstler sind.
Der sehr freundliche und fachkundige
Rat von Herrn Triesch hat mir bei einigen Auswahlkriterien sehr geholfen
und zahlreiche nette und interessante Telefongespräche mit ihm, die
Wartezeit von 5 Monaten verkürzt.
Wer ein wirklich erstklassiges und hochwertiges Thangka zu einem fairen
Preis bestellen möchte, ist hier genau richtig und sollte sich besser
erst gar nicht die Mühe machen, woanders danach zu suchen. Dass jeder
Kauf noch eine Spende beinhaltet ist eine wunderschöne Idee und unterstreicht
meine absolut positive Meinung hier noch einmal
buying several Thangkas at the Dharmapala Thangka Centre at Kathmandu
some years ago, I ordered 2 Thangkas via your site. Now I received
the painting of Avalokiteshvara, which is a wonderful and impressive painting.
Im very happy with this excellent one and Im grateful Holm for
all your efforts to keep me updated during the painting process. For you
and the people from the Dharmapala Thangka Centre, who worked on this, thanks
a lot. Namasté and Tashi Delek!
just want to say that I was most pleased with your personal service and
attention to my first thangka order from Dharmapala Thangka Centre. I received
the thangka the other week and am very pleased and satisfied with the order.
The quality of your service and the excellence of the thangka art I received
greatly surpassed all of my expectations. I appreciate the work you and
the Dharmapala Thangka Centre provide in supporting and furthering this
tradition of Tibetan sacred art. This artwork will hold a special place
in my home and heart for many years to come. Thank you.
a small note to express my gratitude and appreciation for the very helpful
and completely professional way in which you handled my order for a White
Tara thangka. I was assisted in every aspect of the purchase by your unfailing
taste and your obvious commitment to the art form.
The thangka, when it arrived, was everything that I hoped for and more,
not only as an aid to spiritual practice, but also as a thing of beauty
Thank you once again
thangka is very well done. from the colour combination to the fine details
of the drawing had been wonderfully and brilliantly drawn. As mention the
thangka is best appreciated close-up and photography are unable to bring
out the beauty of the thangka.
The brocade is also beautiful. the sewing and workmanship of the thangka
to the brocade is fine and exceptional.
Reading, MA - USA
received the Thangka from the Dharmapala Center this morning and it is beautiful!
The quality of the workmanship has surpassed all my expectations. I am sure
the vibrations from the artists/monks will resonate and enhance my meditations.
Please send them my deepest gratitude.
Thanks for coordinating
the purchase and God bless! -Steve
Ca/Brooklyn, NY - USA
deepest thanks to all involved with the Dharmapala Center [Artists, Administrators,
etc]. Your professionalism, courtesy, care and attention to detail made
my order and purchase a wonderful and gratifying experience. My thangkas
are exquisite, the service and responsiveness of your organization was flawless,
and the delivery process was a dream. I have the highest regard for your
artisans and representatives and the deepest respect for the all-around
excellent work you are doing. I have researched thangka painting extensively
and shopped exhaustively [I do not spend thousands of dollars without doing
my homework] and I am certain that Dharmapala represents the best available
balance of price and quality, unless you find yourself actually in Nepal
[and maybe even then]. I intend to do business with you in the future, and
in the meantime to enjoy my beautiful paintings and their beneficial effect
on my practice.
I would like to thank you for putting up such a complete and informative
website. I recently became interested in Buddhist art and was very happy
to find your site. Thank you!
I just received the
beautiful thangkas I ordered through you and the Dharmapala Center, and
wanted to share with you my gratitude: the thangkas are exceptional, exquisite,
and striking with the numerous details and a sense of refinement....
The thangkas are not only beautiful pieces of work of art, but will also
aid me with my daily practice.
I also want to thank
you for the good advice given throughout the process, the prompt delivery,
and the transparent way in which you have taken care of everything - a
big thank you !
The warmest regards
from Washington DC,
thanks for sending the thangka and I am very pleased to tell you that it
arrived safely in perfect time for Christmas on Christmas Eve. As it was
very busy here with my family and babies staying, I opened it on Christmas
Day and it was the best present I received! As my visitors have gone out
for a while, I have time to email you at last.
Please pass on to
Subash my compliments and best wishes. I shall be delighted to hear how
he is progressing with his training and I shall be very interested in
anything else that he paints. I hope the orphanage will continue to flourish
and keep up the excellent work that it does in Kathmandu.
Every good wish for
the New Year and for your help in arranging for me to purchase the White
Tara thangka. I shall treasure it and find a suitable home for it here,
so it will be in good hands. I have printed off the description of how
to hang the thangka from your website and later I will try to hang it
Wendy /BSN medical
Dear Holm, The painting arrived yesterday safe and sound. I am absolutely
delighted with it. It is far beyond my wildest dreams in terms of skill
and beauty. It will provide a marvelous focal point for my meditations.
Please send my deepest thanks to the artists.
would like to thank you very much for advising me with my purchase of a
Thangka from the Dharmapala Centre. It was a little difficult to purchase
a thangka from the internet for the first time will I have it smoked,
if so, how much, what colour brocade will look the best, and you were there
advising me with every question that I posed along the way. I would also
like to thank you for your quick and professional response.
I was very excited
to hear that the thangka was on the way and Holm, three days later when
we opened the carefully packed parcel, my husband had tears in his eyes,
he so loves the thangka that I had purchased as a surprise for his birthday.
In fact everyone who has seen this exquisite thangka has commented on
its detail, beauty and power.
Not only do we have
this extraordinary thangka, we have also had the pleasure of making new
friends at the Dharmapala Centre.
We hope to place
an order for another thangka very soon,
Thanks again Holm
you so much for my beautiful thanka! The quality is beyond what I ever expected.
I have shown it to several people and they were also amazed at the detail
and intricacy. I am so happy I have one of your beautiful works.
are very pleased with the service we received in our first and not last
purchase from you. All our expectations were fulfilled and we are more than
amazed with the wonderful work of art you do with the highest expected quality.
Thank a lot; the Thangkas we received have not only illuminated our spaces
with the presence of the Higher Beings, but with the amusement of such an
We deeply thank your
time and effort.
two Thangkas arrived this morning! They are both VERY beautiful, VERY well
done. The detail is just wonderful.
Thanks very much
for making this possible. Please also thank the artists at the Dharmapala
Center for me, and ask them also to thank the Monastery for the dedication.
The monk who heads that Monastery is Thrangu Rinpoche, from whom I have
had teachings. So it was especially nice to learn that his monks performed
Thank you ever so
been trying to come up with something to say for your guest book. I can't
think of anything other than: I am absolutely delighted with the Raindbow
Buddha. It's stunning. I look at it every day, many times a day, always
with a sense of awe and wonder. It's so beautiful, that it's magical.
just to let you know the tara thangka has arrived here in vermont. you and
your friends in nepal have done a very good job. the artwork and craftsmanship
are really breathtaking.
throughout, you have managed this very well indeed. you have been extremely
professional and helpful, with your guidance through the process, your updates
on progress, and advice. i have to admit, the whole idea seemed like such
a long shot that my expectations were only moderate: but the quality of
everything - the artwork itself, the craftsmanship of the brocade mounting,
even the packaging for shipping, and your contact and help during the whole
process, are all truly remarkable.
thank you so much.
be well my friend be still.
work you have done. Just perfect
and John Porter
Throma Mandala thangka arrived yesterday afternoon. It is absolutely beautiful
and very powerful. I am so grateful to you for being willing to work out
all the seemingly endless details with me-- I am truly 100% happy with this
masterpiece! In fact, "happy" is not nearly a strong enough word.
It is absolutely perfect in every detail. The eneregy in my shrine room
seems to have grown even stronger since the new thangka has been placed
there. Thank you so very very much.
have just received two thangkas of the 21 Taras and Vajrasattva. They are
absolutely wonderfull and I have kept them two seats of honour in my home.
They are arrived in a solid tube where they were very well protected. Holm
kept me informed regularly of the progress. I would like to say that if
we respect the thangkas we buy as real Buddhas, I think we create very good
causes for our future. Moreover, I am quite convinced that people who will
see your thangkas will create the same causes too. And finally it is a very
good way to help the children of the orphanage !!!
this week I received a beautiful thangka of Buddha and Mara. It is the third
thangka I have ordered over the years from Holm and the Dharmapala Centre.
Each of them is an exquisite work of art. I so happy to have this beautiful
this depiction of Buddha's overcoming Mara in my home and to have helped
support the orphanage as well.
With many blessings and thanks
South Wales - Australia
enjoy viewing the Thangkas I recieved from Dharmapala Thangka Centre. They
are very beautiful and almost come to life. They are highly detailed and
I would not hesitate to order from them again. The Thangkas were also delivered
very promptly, it took only 5 day for us to recieve them after they were
finished. These beautiful artworks were definately worth the wait.
Mal haben wir 3 Thangkas nach Fotos aus der Malschule bestellt. Dennoch
sind es einzigartige, einmalige Bilder für uns geworden, denn die Künstler
haben ihrer Inspiration und Freude Raum gegeben, indem sie Details veränderten,
die wir von Herzen empfangen haben als ein ganz persönliches Geschenk.
Möge es ihnen Glück bringen und die Ursachen vom Glück!
Wir danken allen Beteiligten mit großer Freude!
Gerhard und Gesa Rudolph-Stiefel
and John Porter
thangkas are just exquisite, really beyond my descriptive abilities. The
painting of the thangkas is so detailed, so carefully done down to the most
minute detail, that the overall effect is astonishing. I keep going from
room to room, staring for long periods of time at each of these masterpieces--
there is so much content in each painting that it will take a very long
time to fully appreciate each one. To me, that is a sign of great art, to
constantly see something new each time you look. But of course, these thangkas
are way beyond being just art; they are entrances to other realities as
The most unexpected
part of having these thangkas in our house is their powerful presence.
They feel very alive, as though they are not just depictions of deities
but the actual deities themselves. Dorje Phurba, Sange Menla, Sengedoma,
Amitabha, Throma, the Bardo deities-- it feels as though they are all
right here in our house, in our living room, in our bedroom, in my shrine
room. Our whole house feels like a sacred realm, like a monastery. Very
unexpected, very powerful and amazing. Meditating in my shrine room with
the wrathful deities of Throma, Sengedoma and the bardo deities surrounding
me has been a mind-boggling experience!
Not only are the
paintings magnificent, but the brocades that frame them and the care with
which they are sewn are even more beautiful than I had hoped for-- and
the colors are perfect for each room. With these thangkas on the walls,
the elegance of our new house has increased dramatically.
Nach langer Suche
nach schönen Mandalas bin ich "durch Zufall" auf das Dharmapala
Centre gestoßen. Hier wurde mein Traum von 3 individuell für
mich angefertigten Mandalas wahr, die zusätzlich noch für mich
geweiht worden sind.
Durch die hervorragende Betreuung von Herrn Triesch konnte ich mir für
meine bestimmten Themen die entsprechenden Bildvorlagen heraussuchen,
nach denen dann die Originale gemalt wurden.
Ein netter und gleichzeitig die Wartezeiten verkürzender Service
stellen die zugemailten Fotos dar, die die "Entstehungsgeschichte"
der eigenen Mandalas aufzeigen. Mit anderen Worten: es war eine wunderbare
Fügung auf diese Weise meine heißgeliebten Mandalas zu erhalten.
Vielen lieben Dank
I am the very proud owner of a beautifully painted Thangka purchased through
the Dharmapala Thangka Centre. I was provided with digital 'progress' images
during the painting period and was thus assured of the quality and craftsmanship
of the finished item. Holm has been a model of contact and helpfulness and
I thoroughly recommend the Centre for anyone interested in genuine Thangka
art. I am also very proud that a portion of the cost is a donation to the
orphanage thereby promoting the continuation of the art."
studio - The Creative Partnership
besondere Samantabhadra-Thangka [4.39 Samantabhadra Refugee Field] - die
Neu-Erstellung einer ungewöhnlichen alten Arbeit - ist nicht nur meisterlich
gemalt und wunderschön, sondern es ist auch eine Quelle beständiger
Inspiration. Als Buddhistin finde ich jeden ´neuen´ Gedanken,
der sich während meines Lernens zeigt, wie durch Zauberei bereits auf
diesem Bild wiedergegeben.
Ich bin sehr dankbar, diese Quelle der Freude an großer Kunstfertigkeit
in Verbindung mit mir so vertrauter Spiritualität gefunden zu haben
und nutzen zu dürfen. Mein großer Wunsch ist es, daß diese
Quelle nie versiegt - auch deshalb nicht versiegen möge, um weiter
ihre guten Werke
für die Waisenkinder Nepals tun zu können.
Thank you for having
this website. Very interesting and iformative. I am planning to learn
Thangka Painting. Your website is very helpful.
Buddha Healing Center
for such wonderful Buddhist work you have done. Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.
Namo Kracchuchanda Buddha. Namo Vipashini Buddha
you, Holm, for the beautiful antique thangka of Padmasambhava. It
was just what I was hoping for. For anyone considering buying a thangka
from Holm, be assured that he is honest and will answer all your questions.
Since the thangka I purchased was antique, it had holes in it, which
he pointed out to me before the purchase. He also sent me a picture
that showed the colors more accurately than on the website, so I would
be sure to know what I was buying. He let me know what to expect every
step of the way. It was a real pleasure to do business with him.
kam unser Lebensrad-Thangka zu uns.Wir haben die Möglichkeit wahrgenommen
und es für uns weihen lassen. Es ist ein bewegend schönes Bild in
wunderbaren,ruhevoll abgestimmten Farben,mit höchster Kunstfertigkeit
und Sorgfalt gemalt.- Für die Brokat-Einfassung wurden wir von Herrn
Triesch freundlich und kundig beraten.- Wir fühlen uns dankbar,auf
diese einfache Weise (Internet) ein so schönes Kunstwerk bekommen
zu können,das in der buddhistischen Tradition des Himalaya verwurzelt
ist. Auf sanfte, beglückende Weise regt es die Spiritualität des Betrachters
delek, we ordered and received by now three beautiful thangkas from
the Dharmapala Centre. Each of them is a little masterpiece of drawing
in its own way. And the recommendations of Holm as to the details
of the setting proofed to be very helpfull indeed, thank you for bringing
a "little Kathmandu" to our home in Germany. Namgel Sherpa
Namaste. Pardon en japonais,parsque
je ne sais pas votre mots. ... Shosei wa kojinteki kagakusha nite sourou.
Imamadeno kenkyu ni yotte,sugaku igai nimo kakusyu seika o ete sourou. Sono
nakade jyuyou namonoga,higensiryoku shouenergi hatsudenki narabini shouenergie
motors no gijyutsu nite sourou. Korerawa jinrui no mirai ni totte jyuyou
na mono nite sourou. Kikoku ni okaretewa korera ni tsuite goyoubou no hodo
ikaga nite sourou ya? Gorenraku wa yubin nite ohayameni onegai sitaku zonjisourou.
I was initially a little apprehensive over buying a thangka over the
internet. But I guess I just love the Thangka posted on the website.
I took my chances with Holm and I am glad I did not regret it. The
communications between Holm and me throughout the period where I picked
and have the Green Tara Mandala painted was great. And the quality
of the painting turns out to be as I wish for. Thanks a lot Holm for
the patience with me and would like to wish you all the best and hopefully,
more people will patronise your webstore. By ordering a Thangka also
helps in contributing to an Orphanage in Nepal. Yours In Dharma- SheeLiang