This new publication Sacred Scripts - A Meditative Journey Through Tibetan Calligraphy, is the collaborative output of Tashi Mannox and Robin Kyte-Coles.
Mannox, one of the world’s foremost contemporary calligraphy and iconography artists, spent two decades as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
Kyte-Coles, a distinguished photographer specialising in images of the Buddha, has travelled the globe in pursuit his sacred subject matter.
In this beautifully presented 156 paged book, they have consorted to bring their art under one roof. It endeavours to give insight into the wealth of Buddhist wisdom and to explore the ancient and diverse writing system of Tibet, whilst making its own modest contribution towards this tradition’s continued preservation.
Endorsed by H.H. Dalai Lama (see letter below) - Mandala Earth Editions. Available to order on-line. ISBN: 978-1608878796
Sacred Scripts is launched this October 15th in America, NY State, during the Woodstock film festival, where Tashi will be present for book signing at The Golden Notebook on Sunday 16th October
You may also catch up with Tashi on 23rd October book signing, talk and calligraphy demonstration at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island, NY.
You can also catch up with Tashi in the U.K. for an exhibition of the original calligraphy works that feature in the book at The Table Hay-on-Wye.
Tashi will also bring to The Table a workshop 'A Meditative Approach to Creativity' where participants are invited to bring their hand and heart of awareness in creating an ensō*
Tashi will explain the historical and contemporary sacred integrity of Tibetan Calligraphy and mark-making, and how to unite heaven and earth through the creative process of spiritual practice in art - as a means of liberating the mind.
To book a place on this limited numbered workshop, please visit the Hay Festival website here.
Tashi will also be present during the exhibition at the Table for special edition book signings.
*an ensō is a disciplined-creative practice of traditional Japanese Zen ink painting, a circle that is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
A prime selection of the calligraphy artworks that feature in the book are available as limited edition gicleé art prints. Please visit the website here to order a print.
'The Absence of Hatred Leads to Peace'
“For hatred can never put an end to hatred; love alone can.
This is an unalterable law”
As spoken to Kali in the Jetavana Grove, The Darmmapada.
Short tailed Tsutung script with a large bodhi leaf decorated heading character.