Site of Russian students of Marian van der Horst-Lem
Letter from Marian van der Horst-Lem
to her Russian stusents
Hello dear ladies,
like everyone on this Earth is everyone involved
with the corona-virus, how is that with you? I heard that also in
Moscow there are many very ill people, and even
many people died. So I think all the try-outs what
to do, what is possible, and wise, for the moment it looks that it is
impossible to organize something for in future months or even years.
Our buddhist centre is totaly closed, and we try
to contact with our computers, I-phones to talk
and reach each other to keep and stay in connection. I suppose that wil be
also in Russia the case. So
every thing is insecure, we cannot say then and
then we can have that course or meditation-retreats. It
is a pity but we can still do many things with prayers and I say the mantra
of the Medicine Boeddha
Tayath bekantze etc. and think that when I walk with every step a person
gets healthy and free of the virus. Let us stay in contact, and see what we
finalyn can organize, if not, then it
is like it is, karma. Much love and greetings.
Please tell you people that we will meet again.
Much health, good happiness and trust, I love you
all, your Marian.
1st April, 2020
25th September 2019, Marian van der Horst-Lem
starts the new course in Nijmegen
Summer thangka painting courses
Russia were canceled due to the illness of our Teacher
Marian van der Horst-Lem. On September 25, Marianne begins a new
school year in her hometown Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Start Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Dharma centre
Dates: Sept. 25; 9, Oct. 23; 6. And in future 2020.
Time: Wednesday 1 x per 14 days 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
— 25 years in Russia
On the occasion of 25th
anniversary of first in Russia course of thangka-painting under leadership
by Marian van der Horst-Lem
25 years ago, 1st in July,
1994, first in Russia course of thangka-painting took place in Gromovo
village under St. Petersburg, on the shore of Ladoga Lake. This first in
Russia course of Buddhist thangka-painting was conducted by Dutch painter
MARIAN van der HORST-LEM,
master of drawing and painting of Tibetan thangkas in Gardri style.
Students draw Buddha, Teacher, Green Tara. A quarter of a century passed
since that time, and almost 1,000 students had been participating in more
than thirty courses under her guidance. Courses took place in different
towns of Russia and former Soviet Union countries. Very different kind of
persons took part in these courses: Buddhists of all traditions, painters,
icon-painters, ordinary enthusiasts of East arts, both adults and children.
On the occasion of anniversary Russian students of
Marian van der Horst-Lem prepared the book Thangla
Tsewang. The publication is devoted to life and work of great
Tibetan master Thangla Tsewang (1902-1989), who had being taught few hundred
disciples during his long life, including Gega Lama — the main teacher of
Marian van der Horst-Lem. In other words, Thangla Tsewang can be considered
as the great-grandfather of Russian thangka-painting.
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thangka painting course in Russia
under the lidership of Marian van der Horst-Lem, from the Netherlands
3-14 August 2018 in Kaluga under the
25th jubilee of first course of thangka-painting under the
leadership of MARIAN van der HORST-LEM on post-Soviet space
The first course of Tibetan thangka painting took place
June 5-20, 1993, near Kharkiv, Ukraine, at a tourist centre in the
village of Old Saltiv. The course was organized by joint efforts of Russian
and Western Buddhists — pupils of the lama Ole Nydahl. The main organizers
were Gaby Volenko from Germany and Vika Loshkareva from St. Petersburg, as
well as Mona from Lebanon, who was studying at Kharkiv University at that
time. Mona and found a suitable place for the course — the tourist centre on
the shore of the reservoir. The Dutch painter Marianne van der Horst-Lem
agreed to direct the course, that was her first visit to Russia and Ukraine.
About 30 Buddhists from Russia and Ukraine took part in the course. The
first year program of course, which took more than two weeks, included the
drawing of the Buddha, Milarepa, the bodhisattva Manjushri, the Green Tara,
as well as detailed lectures on iconography, symbolism, technique of thangka
painting, etc. Since then, a quarter of a century has passed, and 31 courses
were organized under the leadership of Marianne van der Horst-Lema — both in
Russian cities and in the territory of the countries of the former USSR. In
total, nearly 700 people took part in the courses.
2017 thangka painting course in Russia
under the guidance of Marian van der Horst-Lem, from the Netherlands
2017 in Kaluga.
Priozersk, under St. Petersburg. Information:
25 April 2017 is Jubilee of Marian van der Hort-Lem
For Marian’s Jubilee was prepared album as
collective present from all her Russian students, who had being participated
in thangka-painting courses 1993-2016. Marian wrote, “The
most wonderfull present arrived. Thanks to all creators and photographers.”
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Summer 2016 thangka painting course in Russia
under the guidance of Marian van der Horst-Lem
2–8 August 2016 in Priozersk, under St.
2016 in Kaluga.
Course in Kaluga, Russia, 28 August till 2 September 2015
and in St. Petersburg 5-9 September
photos from St. Petersburg retreat
Video Lection of Marian van der Horst-Lem about Tibetan thangka-painting
4th September, 2015. Green Tara Centre in St. Petersburg
Arkhive video from thangka course in 2010
in St. Petersburg, Russia
Part 1 ...
Part 2 ...
Part 3 ... Part
Video (Russia, St. Petersburg, State Museum-Institute of
Roerichs, 6th August, 2014)
Marian van der Horst-Lem had been
opening of the Exhibition «Modern thangka-painting Gardri», devoted
to 20th anniversary of first in Russia course of thangka-painting, conducted
by Marian in Summer, 1994.
See on YouTube
der HORST-LEM is Dutch painter and well-known master of thangka-painting in
Karma-gardri, or Gardri, style. She is a student of famous
Tibetan thangka-painter Gega Lama who empowered her for spread the Gardri
tradition to the East. Since 1990, for nearly twenty-five years, Marian had
been teaching students from Russia, Ukraine, Europe and USA. Because of her
generosity and devotion many hundreds people could join to this unique and
Summer 2014 thangka painting course
under the guidance of Marian van der Horst-Lem, from the Netherlands
10–16 August — in the St. Petersburg, Russia.
G A R D
R I — 20 years in Russia
support of St. Petersburg State
Musem-Institute of Roerich Family
Modern thangka-painting in Gardri style
Exhibition of MARIAN van der HORST-LEM and her Russian students
St. Petersburg, Russia
7 August —
• exhibition • lectures •
workshop • course •
The exhibition Modern
thangka-painting in Gardri style — 20 years in Russia is
devoted to 20th anniversary of coming MARIAN van der HORST-LEM to Russia,
St. Petersburg, and conducting the first course of thangka-painting in
Gardri style. This exhibition is the part of big cultural programme The
Month of Tibetan Thangka-painting, that also includes lectures of famous
Petersburg orientalists, practical course of thangka-painting and
workshop for beginners.
The programme is prepared by Petersburg students of Marian van der
Horst-Lem with the support of St. Petersburg State Musem-Institute of
The programme of Month:
7th August — 7th September — the Exhibition
9th August, 3 pm — Lecture of Marian van der Horst-Lem “Signes of Buddha”
10–16 August — thangka-painting course of
Marian van der Horst-Lem in Gallery Master.
23rd August — Workshop of Buddha head drawing by guidance of Tatiana
Krijanivskaya. The Museum, 2 pm.
31st August — lecture of Julia Elikhina about masterpieces of Hermitage
Buddhist collection. The Museum, 3 pm.
6th September — lecture of Andrew Terentiev about Tibetan iconography.
The Museum, 3 pm.
with Marian van der Horst-Lem (during the thangka-painting retreat in Gar
under Moscow, 2011)