Researchers in Japan used facial analysis software to analyze the enigmatic expression of a 1200-year-old Buddhist masterpiece.
The statue was erected last week in rural Alberta, Canada, as a symbol of awakening.
“It hurts us. We are a very quiet community,” said the monastery’s outreach coordinator.
The Buddha was carved from a massive high-quality jade boulder unearthed in Canada in 2000.
In January, vandals threw a 25-pound rock through the face of the terracotta Buddha head in Salt Lake City.
One student described the work as “a mysterious and precious experience.”
A reader asks why Buddhists bow down and make offerings to statues of the Buddha.
A beloved Buddha statue in a Los Angeles neighborhood has been vandalized with a sledgehammer for the fourth time.
To stop thefts of valuable Buddhist statues, Japanese Buddhists are swapping in low-cost 3D printed replicas.
Provocative Buddhist artwork by China’s Zhang Huan in outdoor/indoor exhibit at Hudson River Valley’s Storm King Art Center.