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Mara: "You who go where others dare not; Will you be my God? The architect of my house?"
Siddhartha: "Finally I meet the illusion of self; Your evil house will not be built again."
Mara: "But you live in me; I am your house."
Siddhartha: "O, trickster; phantom of my own ego, you are pure illusion. You, self, do not exist. The earth is my witness."
Seoul, South Korea — The retrieval of the seal of Emperor Gojong of the Chosun Dynasty, some 100 years after it disappeared, has rekindled interest in how Korean cultural properties were smuggled out of the country and how to retrieve them.
Is this the true face of the Bard we see before us? Shakespeare painting is ’only surviving portrait painted from life’. A portrait of William Shakespeare believed to be the only surviving picture of the playwright painted during his lifetime was unveiled in London on Monday.
While Buddhist teaching emphasises death and impermanence, it’s not easy to set ourselves free from multiple cravings and the pleasures of a euphoric life. Death can come at any time, even without a warning, whether our own departure from this world or the loss of our loved ones.
Threads of both time and spirituality are what Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost weaves together in her one-of-a-kind career. In addition to being a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison, she is a documentary filmmaker, and a historian who studies the role of textiles in religious worship.
Today, the Japanese city of Hiroshima is a thriving metropolis of 1.2 million that speaks with the rumble and squeal of streetcars and traffic. But on Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic bomb shattered the city, killing more than 90,000. Of those who survived, one man, Ikuo Hirayama, would go on to turn the devastation into art.
In Tibet, for every artifact on display or in storage somewhere else in the world, there is a hole. A hole in a shrine, a hole in a tomb, a hole in a people’s history.
The history of Chinese-language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China and Cinema of Taiwan. Taiwanese cinema grew up outside of the Hong Kong mainstream and the censorship of the People’s Republic of China. Taiwanese cinema is deeply rooted in the island’s unique and rapidly changing history. Since its introduction to Taiwan in 1901, cinema has developed in Taiwan through several distinct stages.
Although he chooses different themes, artist Lama Koccha Sherpa is in a single mission to covey the spiritual message of peace, tranquility and happiness. In his painting exhibition Glimpses of Realization, artist Sherpa expresses his message of peace through faces of Buddha, Yoga and snow capped mountain.
The Netherlands-based Prince Clause Award has been presented to a Mongolian Buddhist teacher. G.Purevbat, born in Tov Aimag, has been presented the award for his work as an artist and teacher of the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition.