Himalayan Art: An Aesthetic Adventure

Himalayan art: Bhaishajyaguru Medicine Mandala

This was the first major exhibition of Himalayan art devoted to surveying the artistic processes and aesthetic traditions of the entire Himalayan region. Some 163 masterpieces were shown in the exhibition, including gilded sculpture, ritual objects, maps, portraits of kings… Continue reading

Buddhism: A Global Exploration

Manuscript fragment, part of a rare Yogavacara meditation manual found in the Theravada tradition, 18th century Β© British Library Board

The British Library in London opened a major exhibition to explore the roots, art, and enduring popularity of one of the worlds, great religions – Buddhism. The exhibition comprises artefacts from 20 countries from over 2,000 years – more than… Continue reading