Karsang Lama, the top thangka painter in Kathmandu, a national treasure in Nepal, a world renowned painter of traditional thangkas. His illustrious career has brought him to exhibit paintings in museums, culture centres and art galleries as well as in the universities around the world. His thangkas has been displayed in the monasteries throughout Asia and has trained many of the top painters who are working today and who have already established their own thangka companies.
was born in the small village named Rhisankhu, Sinhudpalchok, Nepal
in 1962 , April 15, the northern part of Nepal, 70 km to Tibet border
[China]. His forefather was a holly monk [prestigious monk] migrated
from Tibet; the Northern part of China helped to create the first monastery
Choifel Kundeling Gumpa in Rishankhu and started teaching Buddhism.
He established a foundation where the trends of Buddhism philosophy
and paintings were taught in Rhisankhu. This method has been successively
implemented by his grandfather Late Lama Pema
Gyalpo Tamang [Chakradhoj Lama], his father Late
Norbu Lama and was also influenced
by his Uncle [Mother's brother, Kusum Lama and grandfather Sangee Dorje
Lama] from Vhetpu which is 30 km to the Tibetan border, north of Nepal.
He stayed there for couple of years as a child and learned about the
lamaisticthangka paintings and teachings about Buddhism in Urgen Choiling
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