My Favorite Things: 6 Sacred Art Must-Haves

Welcome to My Favorite Things! Each month, we highlight products to help you create a holistic lifestyle that inspires and nurtures you, so that you can be happier and feel supported.

Last month we talked with my Tibetan Buddhist art teacher, Carmen Mensink, on the podcast. Carmen shared her experience with sacred art and how we can use it to enhance our holistic spaces, so this month, I wanted to share my favorite ways to do just that! Whether you're an experienced artist, a beginner or just a fan of pretty pieces, these six items will help make your house into a holistic home filled with intention and inspiration


Tibetan Buddhist Art

As we shared last month on the podcast, Carmen Mensink is a talented artist with many beautiful pieces of Tibetan Buddhist art, including painted thangkas like this one. 

Each thangka contains deep symbolism and is an original piece of art by Carmen. This one is the Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of the buddha's healing qualities, both physically and mentally.

I encourage you to take a look through Carmen's work to find a thangka that embodies what you need most in your life and space!

Available at: Tibetan Buddhist Art


Planet Mandala Coloring Book

This coloring book is the work of one of my other teachers, Mavis Gewant. Mavis is a highly trained sacred arts teacher with whom I practice the art of yantra painting. 

Yantra mandalas are my favorite form of meditation, and this coloring books makes them easy for those with any artistic skill level! Mavis even includes color guides for each mandala as well as a duplicate so you can try out the colors of your intuition. 

Among all the trendy coloring books on the market for adults, this is one of my favorites and is a great way to engage in sacred art and meditation to find inspiration and peace. 

Available at: Amazon


Buddhist Art Coloring Book

Another beautiful option for adult coloring books, these Buddhist art coloring books by Robert Beer put each of us in Carmen's seat...sort of. 

Though we may not all be talent and well-practiced like Carmen, we can each indulge in the sacred Tibetan Buddhist art form through this unique coloring book! 

Not only does the book provide an accessible route to sacred art meditation, it's a great way to produce some art to display in your holistic space, even if you can't draw a stick figure! 

Available at: Amazon


Prismacolor Blenders

I love Prismacolor pencils. They're absolutely wonderful for use in coloring books and other sacred art.

Maybe the best invention ever for coloring is the blender pencil, and these Prismacolors are my favorite. 

Blender pencils blend separate colors together so well, giving work a beautiful look. The only thing better than sacred art is stunning sacred art!

Available at: Amazon


Tibetan Calligraphy Book

Another of my favorite ways to meditate is through calligraphy. This book is a great way to practice Tibetan calligraphy, even if you're not skilled in the art or even familiar with the Tibetan language. 

Sacred calligraphy is a great way to learn to let go, and you can even pair this guide with a Buddha board to keep your practice neat and add the water element to your space!

Available at: Amazon


Sacred Mandalas

Like the sacred Tibetan thangkas in Carmen's portfolio, mandalas are also a fantastic, symbolic way to add meaningful art to your space. 

Our shop has many varieties of sacred mandalas to match whatever area might be lacking in your life. This Jupiter yantra brings expansion and illumination and is wonderful as a feng shui adjustment to a holistic space. 

Try out our Mandala Matchmaker to find the best sacred mandala for you and your space!

Available at: Holistic Spaces



This Week on Instagram

Painting  Gan  esha   yantra  this weekend with my teacher  @sacredma   #sacredart  photo by  @sandrinevanslee

Painting Ganesha yantra this weekend with my teacher @sacredma #sacredart photo by @sandrinevanslee

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts  #saraswati   #watercolor   #goddess

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts #saraswati #watercolor #goddess

Goddess  yantras  knowledge and prosperity completed.  #saraswati   #lakshmi   #yantra

Goddess yantras knowledge and prosperity completed. #saraswati #lakshmi #yantra

#mantraMonday   Tara  from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher, she grants all wishes and bestows assistance for anyone in need, just ask. Mantra: Om Tare TuTare Ture Soha!  #mantra   #greentara   #thangka   #tibetanart   #tara   #peaceday

#mantraMonday Tara from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher, she grants all wishes and bestows assistance for anyone in need, just ask. Mantra: Om Tare TuTare Ture Soha! #mantra #greentara #thangka #tibetanart #tara #peaceday

#beforeandafter  of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world  #fengshui   #interiors   #foyer

#beforeandafter of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world #fengshui #interiors #foyer

This Week on Instagram

how to draw a tibetan buddha eye, from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher  #buddha   #thangka   #tibetanart

how to draw a tibetan buddha eye, from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher #buddha #thangka #tibetanart

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welcome the month of the rooster! as most of you know there's a chinese zodiac animal for each year. they also have corresponding months. today is the start of the rooster month. Roosters are best friends with Snake, Ox and Dragon. If you're a Rabbit, Dog or Rooster - be careful this month. (two roosters in a room don't get along too well!) #chinesezodiac read more on my blog!

Give yourself time to be.   #TODAY   #ChogyamTrungpa      #lojong     #shambhala

Give yourself time to be. #TODAY #ChogyamTrungpa  #lojong #shambhala

bring some winds of change in your life, add a pinwheel to your  holistic spaces  to stir up the qi!  #fengshui   #pinwheels

bring some winds of change in your life, add a pinwheel to your holistic spaces to stir up the qi! #fengshui #pinwheels

Just finished  #shriyantra  the yantra of the cosmos

Just finished #shriyantra the yantra of the cosmos