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Dernier ajout : 19 septembre.

Cinema of spirituality: Buddhism in films

The visual elegance of Bernardo Bertolucchi’s Little Buddha (1993), the spiritual austerity of Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997) and the transformative power of Pan Nalin’s Samsara (2001) show how richly Buddhism can translate to film.

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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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