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Secrets of the Temple: Tantric Buddhism at the Wellcome Collection

Inspired by a series murals adorning the walls of the Lukhang Temple in Lhasa the Wellcome’s new exhibition illuminates the secrets of Tantric Buddhism. In London from 19th November 2015 until 28th February 2016.

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Zhou Fang - painter during the mid-Tang dynasty

Zhou Fang came from a noble background and this was reflected in his works, which included 簪花仕女图, translated as Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair with Flowers. He was influenced by the pure and detailed style of Gu Kai-zhi and Lu tan-wei from the Six Dynasties in his work.

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The Laughing Buddha

According to legend, if one rubs the Laughing Buddha’s great belly, it brings forth wealth, good luck, and prosperity. Hotei is also referred to as the patron saint of restaurateurs, fortunetellers and bartenders. When one overeats or over drinks, friends jokingly attribute it to the Laughing Buddha’s influence.

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Wat Phu, Laos

Wat Phu Monumental Complex is the largest archaeological site in Laos and was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2000 – the only site with such status in the entire country.

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The Mystifying Art of a Modern Temple, Thailand

Its mystifying white architecture stands out from the rural backdrop of Chiang Rai but it’s the glow of the reflected mirrors from the temple that invites tourists to visit the white temple.

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Art of Lao Textile

Many motifs used in Lao textiles are derived from the textiles of the Lao-Tai ethnic groups. The Lao-Tai are generally shamanic people with a strong belief in the afterworld.

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Buddhist Art - Paintings in Sri Lanka

When the unknown Stupa at Mihintale was excavated in 1951 archaeologists discovered paintings executed in two of the walls of a Relic Chamber in this Stupa ...

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Strikingly serene: Buddhist art

Art inspired by Buddhism abounds across Phuket, and some fine examples can be found and purchased here, notably in the art galleries of Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town.

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The glory of Gandhara

KARACHI, Pakistan — Ancient Gandhara was a cosmopolitan confluence of cultures where East met West and where, thanks to the network of monasteries, stupas and temples as well as state patronage, the Buddhist faith experienced a golden age, exemplified by the relics of Gandharan art that survive to this day.

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Contemporary Art Meets Buddhism

A South Korean Buddhist temple is playing host to a contemporary art show, in an effort to throw a new perspective to the ancient religion and the age-old surroundings.

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