“Mystery of Life” showcases Rabkar Wangchuk’s journey as a young monk in India to his early days in the United States through 36 artworks and additional sculptures.
The new exhibition highlights “how Tibetan Buddhist art practices serve as roadmaps to well-being in times of crisis.”
Denise Leidy offers a brief history of Buddhist art, from the stupa to the mandala.
Ikumi Kaminishi looks at regional differences in sculptures of the Buddha.
With her empowered imagery, she’s connected many to the divine feminine. Andrea Miller profiles the Japanese American visionary Mayumi Oda.
Paula Arai introduces us to the world of Tsuneo Iwasaki, who discovered a world of practice in giving (actual) shape to the “Heart Sutra.”
The new documentary film “Carving the Divine” offers a rare look at the lives and artistic process of traditional Japanese wood carvers.
The British Library showcases masterworks of Buddhist printing in a new exhibition that explores how Buddhism spread across Asia through the centuries.
As owner of a sacred object, we’re obliged to preserve its power for future generations, says art conservator Ann Shaftel.
The statues, which were likely stolen in 2001, were intercepted while being smuggled into the United Kingdom in 2002.