Master of Tibetan Painting and Ritual Arts
Tibetan born master painter and craftsman Lama Gyurme began his training when he was fifteen after receiving an invitation to study at Mindroling Monastery.He studied with masters who created the famous paintings of Korkyim Monastery. As his talents for the tradition of Tibetan painting developed so did his adeptness in the ritual arts. He was appointed umdze, leader of the chants and held that position until he left in 1998. During his time at the monastery he assisted with the restoration of hundreds of the temple’s paintings.Lama Gyurme traveled to Italy to teach traditional Tibetan art and sculpture at one of the important Tibetan Buddhist centers outside of Tibet, Shanshung Institute. During his tenure he learned both English and Italian and wrote The History of Tibetan Art (available in Tibetan only).
He has spent the past 15 years living in America and is well known as the artist behind the beauty of the Trikaya Tara Temple at Tara Mandala. He spends his days practicing, painting, and teaching in Santa Fe where he lives with his wife and son.