Carmen Mensink is an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, the traditional Tibetan scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas. She is the founder of the School for Tibetan Buddhist Art. 

Carmen has been teaching Tibetan art, meditation, and philosophy for more than two decades and offers classes at museums, universities, and Buddhist centers around the world, including the Rubin Museum of Art, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University. She has been featured in dozens of publications.  

Through the dedication and joy Carmen expresses in her classes, and that are passed on to her students, she has guided and inspired thousands of people along the Buddhist art and philosophy path.

Carmen is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is also being asked to work on related Tibetan art forms, including the large floor paintings of the “Eight Auspicious Symbols” that she created to welcome the Dalai Lama in her home country for the past three times he visited.