The Triratna - The world's first global Buddhist icon

by Lim Kooi Fong, The Buddhist Channel, Wesak 2021 (2564 BE)

The Triratna (Pali: ti-ratana) is a Buddhist symbol which is thought to have been prevalent during the reign of King Ashoka, the great Maurya ruler (c. 268 – 232 BCE). The symbol represents the Three Jewels of Buddhism - the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha.


The Ephemeral Butter Art of Tibetan Buddhism

by Anne Ewbank, May 23, 2018

The artists need cold fingers and plenty of patience.
Tibet, China
-- In many cultures, sculpted butter is an artistic medium, whether as a banquet-hall spectacle or an exhibit at the county fair. But for Tibetan Buddhist monks and laity, artistic butter designs, known as torma or tsepdro, take on a spiritual role.


Rebirth of Ajanta Cave Paintings

by Mayura Pimpare, The Buddhist Channel, March 28, 2017

Aurangabad, India -- This story is as much about Indian history of Buddhism as it is of a will and perseverance of an artist; whose relentless efforts will be revered by generations to come.


Historic Siddhartha Festival announced

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 24, 2016

“A Celebration of Indians Remembering an Indian from the Past”
Bodhgaya, India
-- November 11th to 13th this year, at Bodhgaya, in true Indian style and spirit, Indian Buddhist practitioners and students will gather from various traditions to pay homage to the Buddha.


Rare Buddhist festival draws faithful

AFP, 22 September 2016

Ladakh, India -- Hundreds of thousands of monks, devotees and tourists have flocked to India’s remote Ladakh region for a rare Buddhist festival, dubbed the “Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas” by promoters.


‘Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road’ Review

By Lee Lawrence, WSJ, July 5, 2016

Reproduction allows for the widespread sharing of treasures without endangering them.
Los Angeles, USA
-- On a sunny afternoon, the glare in the Getty Center’s Arrival Plaza is blinding - and stepping into Cave 285 feels like teleporting to heaven. Here, in one of the main features of “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road,” winged creatures flutter on the vaulted ceiling while, on the walls, Buddhas preach, myths unfold, mortals repent, donors pay homage.


Getting the gist of Gautama

New Indian Express, 19th May 2016

HYDERABAD, India -- Gutama Buddha’s teachings have come alive in Hyderabad, thanks to   a group show at Also 8 Art Gallery in the city. Kappari Kishan, popular for his paintings with a  touch of Telangana culture,  is  also displaying his paintings on the enlightened one.


The Beautiful Buddhist Figures of Aung Kyaw Htet at Agora Gallery NYC

The Buddhist Channel, May 19, 2016

NEW YORK, USA -- Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Myanmar artist Aung Kyaw Htet in A Moment in Time. The exhibition opens on May 20th, 2016 and runs through June 9th, 2016 with an opening reception on May 26th, from 6 – 8PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.


Beginning May 7, the Getty Research Institute will show Buddhist artwork in the show ‘Cave Temples of Dunhuang’

By Alexandra Wolfe, WSJ, Apr 29, 2016

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- For six centuries, nearly 500 caves filled with troves of art sat practically untouched along China’s Silk Road. Little known outside China, they contained thousands of Buddhist sculptures and manuscripts and acres of murals.


Art, export of Esoteric Buddhism

By Sun Shuangjie, Global Times, May 12, 2016

Exhibit of Japanese art offers link to Xi’an origins now all but disappeared
Shanghai, China
-- A major collection of Buddhist art from Japan, on only its second exhibition outside of the country, not only offers insights into one of the religion's major branches in the nation, but also a snapshot of the sect's origins in Xi'an in the 9th century that is all but disappeared in China.