|The world-famous Norton Simon Museum of [Buddhist] Art, Pasadena, California|
|The road to the top of the world, be it K2 or Everest, is the path-of-practice (RTI/WQ)|
|Buddhist Goddess, 1450 Nepal (NS)|
It will bring together exceptional Indian [Ladakhi, Sikkim, HP], Nepalese, and Tibetan Buddhist sculptures along with significant thangka (wall hanging "flat field") paintings from throughout the Himalayan region from the Museum's permanent collection and generous loans.
The exhibit runs from March 28-August 25, 2014, but three related events begin tomorrow (see below).
|Himalayan Maitreya, the Buddha-to-come, Diskit, Ladakh, India (PaPa_KiLo/flickr.com)|
1. MANDALA MAKING (Family Art Night)
- 2. TOUR: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas
- Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
|Maitreya thangka, Tibet 1793 (NS)|
3. LECTURE: Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps in Himalayan Buddhism, Saturday, April 19, 2014
Jeff Durham (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco) Mandalas are geometric maps of Vajrayana Buddhist visionary worlds. Appearing in both painting and sculpture, mandalas typically consist of nested squares and circles. These geometric forms define the center of the cosmos... 3:00-5:00 pm