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Special, Two-of-a-Kind, Framed Prints

  I’m offering two very special framed prints of my Big Buddha thangka at 50% off. These two prints feature my most elaborate thangka, the one His Holiness the Dalai Lama praised, surrounded by a brocade-covered mat. Update: The blue one has sold. The larger, gold one is still available.) Inside each frame, below the print, I’ve hand-stitched […]

Personally Sacred Art: a commission

We started with a weekend retreat exploring life themes, aspirations, gratitudes, and colors: flow, courage, gratitude, connection, delight, love, presence, openness, trust… narrow places, open spaces, yellow, gold, fish, lotus, water, flow… Then I got to work, translating these ideas and feelings into form. Confronted along the way by limits in the materials and limits to […]

Archival quality: Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is being documented by Focus on the Masters

Focus on the Masters (FOTM) is a nonprofit art archive and education program that documents, preserves, and presents the works and lives of contemporary artists in southern California. Founded in 1994 by Donna Granata, FOTM is the only biographical resource of its kind in the country. Its archive includes oral histories, videotaped interviews, photographic portraits and […]

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Stitching Buddhas: Can Sewing be Meditation?

This is a re-publication of an interview with Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo by Naomi Imatome-Yun originally published in World Lifestyle magazine in March 2014. Finding your spiritual and creative path, stitch by stitch   Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is one of few Westerners trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk appliqué thangkas. She was featured in the documentary, […]

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Transformative Arts Studio Opening at the Channel Islands Harbor

Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo will open the Threads of Awakening Transformative Arts Studio at the Channel Islands Harbor in southern California on February 22, 2014. Sacred art, laughter yoga, Buddhist films, and transformative workshops will be offered in an intimate space for small groups. A new transformational arts studio is about to open at the Channel Islands […]