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Buddhist Art of the Himalayas Show in Pasadena

by Dyanne Weiss, Liverty Voice, March 30, 2014

Pasadena, CA (USA) -- A new art exhibit in the Los Angeles area presents a detailed look at Himalayan Buddhist art. The show, entitled In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, opens this weekend at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The exhibit runs until August 25, 2014.


'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

by Dan Washburn , Asia Society, February 20th, 2014

New York, USA -- Opening this week, and on view through May 18, Asia Society Museum's exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is the first ever to explore the history, iconography, and exceptional artistic production associated with the central Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Densatil that was effectively destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1978).


17th century Buddhist tapestry made from human hair on exhibit in Kyoto

Japan Daily Press, Feb 10, 2014

Tokyo, Japan -- A unique Buddhist tapestry went on display in Kyoto starting February 8. The rare piece uses hair from people from 300 years ago, who wished to reach paradise by having their hair woven in the stitchwork.


‘Tokutechikai Buddhism Art’ at Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

by Marie Omata, Japan Times, Jan 8, 2014

Osaka, Japan -- Pure Land Buddhism, which began in India around the 2nd century B.C., offered a path to salvation for those who found difficulties with the more rigorous forms of Buddhist practice.


Siam Society to host ‘Woven Miniatures of Buddhist Art’

Fibre2fashion.com, January 4, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand -- The Siam Society will host a talk and introduction of Mr. Ralph Isaacs' book ‘Woven Miniatures of Buddhist Art – Sazigyo’ on Thursday, January 9, 2014.


Silk Road secrets: The Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves

By Paul Hastie, BBC, 23 October 2013

London, UK -- In a secret cave on China's ancient Silk Road, one of the world's most incredible collections of art lay locked away in darkness for 900 years.


Contemporary Art Meets Buddhism

WSJ Blog, November 1, 2013

Seoul, South Korea -- A South Korean Buddhist temple is playing host to a contemporary art show, in an effort to throw a new perspective to the ancient religion and the age-old surroundings.


Art, Rinzai Buddhism and Japanese Culture: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo

by Lee Jay Walker, Modern Tokyo Times, Sept 18, 2013

Tokyo, Japan -- In Japan the individuals Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) have left a rich legacy behind because even today these two intriguing people continue to fascinate people who adore art and culture. Art and religion were instrumental to these two powerful characters even if the outcome to these two areas were very different.


Celebrating Buddhism, films and art

The Hindu, September 3, 2013

New Delhi, India -- To explore Buddhism’s intricate link between India and South-East Asia, festival organiser Aruna Vasudev is all set to host a five-day-\ddhism” at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations here beginning this Friday.


Japanese Art and the Warrior Monk: Benkei, Buddhism and power of the Shinto faith

by Lee Jay Walker, Modern Tokyo Times, August 26th, 2013

Tokyo, Japan -- Saito no Musashibo Benkei was born in 1155 and passed away in 1189. However, despite passing away relatively young he left a lasting impression which continues today in modern Japan.


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