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Transformative Arts Studio Opens at Channel Islands Harbor: Sacred Tibetan Applique Provides Background for Laughter and Learning

The new Threads of Awakening Transformative Arts Studio will open its doors this Saturday, February 22. Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is the only westerner traditionally trained in sacred Tibetan appliqué art and her Channel Islands studio will be the first to show and teach the rare art form in the West. Sacred and transformative art has a […]

Threads of Awakening 2013 Journey in India Explores Sacred Art and Spiritual Culture

Applique Thangka artist Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo leads a small group tour in India emphasizing close contact with Tibetan sacred art and the artists who make it. The tour, which starts on November 7, 2013 will delve deep into Tibetan art and culture while encountering the great spiritual diversity of India’s populations — Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, […]

Stitching a Healing Buddha, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo’s Latest Fabric Thangka Takes Shape

Stitch by stitch, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is building a sacred applique thangka of the Medicine Buddha from bits of satin and brocades. The deep blue figure is finally complete and clothed in red and gold. A deep blue satin Medicine Buddha is beginning to take shape, stitch by stitch, under Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo’s nimble fingers. Rinchen-Wongmo started […]

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Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Precious Teacher

  Geshe Sonam Rinchen (1933 – 2013) taught me most of what I know of Buddhadharma, welcomed me into refuge, and gave me my name. I am forever grateful. He passed away on October 5, 2013.   Purchase Artwork & Prints   |  Commission Your Own   |   Online Courses

Stitching Buddhas Annual Stitching Retreat

Earlier this month, I enjoyed another heart-expanding annual retreat with my Stitching Buddas apprentices. Once a year, students in the virtual apprenticeship have the opportunity to gather in person for stitching instruction, meditation, camaraderie, and collaboration. I always learn so much from my students and am repeatedly surprised by how meaningful this work has become […]