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Celebrating Buddhist culture

Much of Viet Nam’s most famous, traditional and valued cultural heritage has been provided or inspired by Buddhism, a religion which has for centuries been deeply embedded in the national psyche.

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Japan’s Ukiyo-e Paintings

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts - Tbest collection of ukiyo-e paintings from Edo (now known as Tokyo) — paintings that paid tribute to the "floating world" of live-for-the-day pleasure, as opposed to the fixed, eternal Buddhist ideal of ascetic and unworldly selflessness

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Zen Paintings - their central role in the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Zen Paintings - their central role in the Japanese Tea Ceremony - by Belinda Sweet
CHANOYU, as the tea ceremony is called in Japan, is a meditative ritual involving a group of participants and a gathering of objects, the ultimate purpose of which is to reveal the profound sacredness at the foundation of the everyday acts of our lives: of eating, drinking, moving and interacting with people and objects.

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Edo Period Buddhist art turns passion into beauty

The stable years of the Edo Period (1603-1868) gave rise to a prosperous merchant class and a burgeoning "townsman" culture. For that reason, Edo art is often epitomized by colorful and flamboyant ukiyo-e prints.

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Camondo zun (wine vessel)

Shang dynasty (18th-11th century BC) Latter half of the second millennium BC Bronze H:64 cm Camondo legacy

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Buddhist music a universal language

A concert of Buddhist music - classical, contemporary and crossover - will be staged during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday to express hopes and prayers for a happy Chinese Lunar New Year. Li Anlan reports.

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14th century Goryeo Buddhist painting found in Rome

The National Museum of Korea recently found “Buddha Amitabha,” a 14th century Goryeo Buddhist painting in Rome, Italy during a research on the collection of the National Museum of Oriental Art.

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Yen Li-pen - Chinese painter - T’ang dynasty

The Chinese painter Yen Li-pen (died 673) was the greatest master of the early T’ang dynasty. He was primarily a figure painter, and his style expresses the confident, expansive air of his age.

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In a postmodern world, a return to the traditional

While Bangkok’s galleries and studios today largely vibrate with the experimental and conceptual, a practitioner of Buddhist painting and plaster-moulded bas-relief quietly keeps the ancient arts alive and relevant.

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Recitation of Sacred Buddhist Texts in Ladakh on UN List

The recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in India’s Ladakh region has been added to a UN list of "intangible cultural heritage" by the world body’s committee tasked with protecting the oral traditions, performing arts and social practices around the world.

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