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Buddhist Art

Lena Hades' Skull Thangka

Lena Hades | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

Skull thangka by Lena Hades in aid for victims of Orlando, Nice, Lake Syamozero in Karelia, in aid for Aleksey Karas and Pavel Sheremet I dedicate th...

Watch This Master Artist Create A Stunning Buddhist Statue

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion

There's nothing quite like watching a master artist breathe life into his work. In the short film "The Eye-Opener," director François Schick takes vi...

Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan

Kim Dramer | Posted 02.23.2016 | Arts
Kim Dramer

Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan at Asia Society Museum, is a small exhibition presenting big changes in the art of Japan.

This Tiny Detail Will Help You Unlock Buddhist Art

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion

Buddhist artwork is infused with layers of meaning. Every posture and gesture has a special significance, intended to inspire devotion and reflection....

Buddhist, Hindu Deities Come Alive In Brilliant Artwork

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.16.2015 | Religion

Mandala Publishing, a branch of multimedia publishing company Insight Editions LP, released two new poster collections on April 14 that illuminate som...

Enter The Beautiful World Of Contemporary Tibetan Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts

For over 1,000 years, art has been a crucial facet of Tibetan culture, namely, spiritual art. Intimately associated with Buddhism, art revolved around...

Feminism Awakens In Himalayan Buddhist Art and Meditation

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.27.2016 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

In mid-January the popularly-esteemed, British-born Buddhist nun, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo -- the closest thing we have to a Thomas Merton figure today -- spoke before a sold-out audience at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Arts in Manhattan.

From Myanmar, With Love: An Ancient Buddha's Historic Journey to New York City

Tom Nagorski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Tom Nagorski

The staff members gathered in the museum gallery as the moment came for their loved one to be carried downstairs. The deputy director and other museum staff were crying.

Don't Breathe On This Impossibly Intricate Sand Mandala

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

In Buddhist tradition, a mandala is a sacred image that graphically represents the universe and is intended for use during meditation. Typically circu...

Sci-Fi Artist Creates A Human Mandala From Dancers

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts

Saya Woolfalk doesn't create artworks, she creates worlds. The artist, whose father is African American and white and whose mother is Japanese...

'The All-Knowing Buddha': A Journey To The Heart Of Tibetan Meditation

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

Tibetan Buddhist deity Sarvavid Vairocana, also referred to as the All-knowing Buddha, embodies a visualization practice that is said to lead meditato...

Afghanistan's Hidden Trove Of Buddhist Artifacts In Danger

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

The Buddhist treasure troves of Mes Aynak in Afghansitan have had their fair share of disturbances over the years. A coup, a revolution, an invasi...

LOOK: Amazing Sculptures Of Hindu, Buddhist 'Lost Kingdoms'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion

Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are just some of the countries lending treasured Hindu and Buddhist sculptures to New York's Metropolitan Muse...

LOOK: Immerse Yourself In These Intricate Mandalas

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

"Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism," explores the intricate world of Himalayan Buddhist art in a unique format. ...

PHOTOS: Buddhist Cave Temples Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

After seeing these stunning Buddhist temples located inside caves, we want to drop everything that we are currently doing and visit them. The isol...

What This Monk Is Doing Will Absolutely Stun You

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has been revered for his work in peace, compassion and understanding since he was ordained in 1949...

PHOTOS: Buddhas Of The Celestial Gallery

Posted 11.02.2012 | Religion

Below is Deepak Chopra's foreword to the book, "Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery" Two thousand five hundred years ago, the charismatic young prince...

Buddhism's Sacred Places (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.29.2011 | Religion

A picture may say a thousand words, but taken by Kenro Izu it is more like a thousand silent breaths. In Izu's photography, ethereal moments, sacred p...

The Reality of Fake Buddhas: A New Ancient Art Exhibit

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

In the series at NOHO, Jean Claude Wouters' first solo show in the country, he photographed images of Buddhas from books and then painted over the photographs, sometimes re-photographing the result.