Tibetan Prayer Flag Printing

Tibetan Prayer Flag Printing

Course length available: 45m, 2h, 4h
The Tibetan prayer flag is a hallmark of Himalayan culture. As you travel through the countryside of Tibet you are bound to see these colorful banners strung across the mountain sides. They have many symbolic meanings related to sacred prayers that generate merit to bolster one’s life force. Additionally, their five-color pattern reflects the five elements of the Tibetan culture. In this program, you’ll be taught to make an authentic Tibetan prayer flag using ancient wooding printing blocks from the famous Printing Institute in Dege; the same wood printing technique the locals have been practiced for generations. You will also have the chance to carve your own block and print your own prayer flag that feature wishes of your own!
In this Program, you will participate in:
1.Learn the history and current situation of Tibetan wood printing techniques.
2.Learn the symbols and scripts on the Tibetan prayer flags.
3.Print Tibetan prayer flags with the traditional technique.
4.Carve your own printing block and print your own flags using traditional techniques.
5.Hike to a nearby meditation cave in the village, hang your prayer flags and make wishes.