John Perkins

John Perkins

John Perkins has been gilding since 1992. He worked as museum conservator for the National Historic Parks Service in Canada and the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, John worked on gilding in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya and has returned in subsequent years.

Upcoming Programs by John Perkins

Buddha hands

Gold Leaf Gilding and the Dignity of Craftsmanship

September 25–28, 2014

Learn the centuries old technique of applying gold leaf through hands-on work, demonstrations, and experimentation. In the inspiring environs of the Great Stupa and its art studio, we will incorporate a variety of historical and modern techniques for working with metal leaf for art, frames, furniture, and architectural elements. We will also work with mindfulness [...]

Stupa Work Week

Also Bob King, Lindy King and Joshua Mulder

Open Dates

 Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, with support from the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project, warmly invite you to participate in a Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Please select any dates between arrival date of September 29th and departure date of October 6th. Thanks for volunteering! Your support and [...]