Anil Thapa is an international Thanka exhibitor and a Thanka artist. He grew up in the alleys of Bhaktapur, Nepal. A city famous for its culture and art. From his young age, he was exposed to various forms of Hindu and Buddhist cultures and traditions. Which brought him very close to the mystic arts, especially Thanka paintings.
For the last 15 years, he has continuously devoted himself in the preservation and promotion of the Thanka Paintings in international platform. He has done exhibitions in countries like China, Thailand, USA, and Canada. He is the founder of Lumbini Buddhist Art Gallery in Berkeley, California. Where he shares his experience and his knowledge about the Thanka Paintings to the local community and international community.
He has helped thousands of people to understand, appreciate and experience the Himalayan art form. He is also actively involved in various social causes and holds various community gatherings every month, to ensure that people get closer to the path of compassion and love.
He also has a gallery in Kathmandu, Nepal, which helps hundreds of artist to ensure them and their family’s livelihood. He is also a practitioner himself, and has got various empowerments from different Rinpoche's like Penor Rinpoche, Mindrolling Jetsun Pema Khandro and Gharchen Rinpoche ,