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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 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 […]

Connections – Guest Post

Kerryn Coombe first contacted me in 2006 with a desire to learn about silk thangkas. At that time, she went by a different name and was immersed in social work studies. Two years later, unbeknownst to Kerryn, the seed that became the Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program was independently (or perhaps I should say “interdependently”) […]

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, […]

Silk Thangka Website Makes It Easier to Buy Sacred Art Prints Online

The Threads of Awakening website has been redesigned to emphasize the intent and purpose of its sacred artwork and to make sacred art print buying easier. The Threads of Awakening website has been redesigned to focus on the qualities Tibetan sacred artwork seeks to represent and inspire. The “Portfolio” has been renamed “Artwork.” And the […]