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X-ray reveals hidden mini tower inside statue of ancient Buddhist leader in Kyoto

By NORIHIDE FURUSAWA, Asahi Shimbun, September 2, 2014

NARA, Japan -- A miniature "gorinto" five-ringed Buddhist tower has been discovered inside a statue of the founder of the Daigoji temple in Kyoto’s Fushimi Ward.

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Mesmerizing, Buddhist-Inspired Collages Made of Old Computer Parts

By Margaret Rhodes, Wired, Aug 26, 2014

London, UK -- When tinkerers take apart electronic gadgets, it’s usually to see how they work. When Leonardo Ulian disassembles the guts of an old computer, however, the surgery is more philosophical than it is technical.

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Strikingly serene: Buddhist art

The Phuket News, Aug 20, 2014

Phuket, Thailand -- 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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Goryeo Buddhist paintings are 'resting place': Ven. Hyedam

The Korea Times, July 28, 2014

Seoul, South Korea -- She's not one to count how many hours she spends re-creating Goryeo Buddhist paintings, because for her, it is a way of practicing Zen.

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Designer altars

The Buddhist Channel, June 8, 2014

Tokyo, Japan -- Torafu architects have designed a minimalist wooden buddhist altar which can easily be rearranged to suit ones specific ritual.

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Play explores Buddhist enlightenment

By Carley Milligan, The Towerlight, 30 April 2014

Towson, MD (USA) -- A comedy is written to make the audience laugh, a drama to entertain and hold them in suspense. Juanita Rockwell’s play “Between Trains” does something entirely different, taking the viewer on a journey through enlightenment and rebirth.

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Buddhist Art of the Himalayas Show in Pasadena

by Dyanne Weiss, Liverty Voice, March 30, 2014

Pasadena, CA (USA) -- A new art exhibit in the Los Angeles area presents a detailed look at Himalayan Buddhist art. The show, entitled In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, opens this weekend at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The exhibit runs until August 25, 2014.

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'Densatil' Exhibition Recreates a Tibetan Buddhist's Path to Enlightenment

by Dan Washburn , Asia Society, February 20th, 2014

New York, USA -- Opening this week, and on view through May 18, Asia Society Museum's exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is the first ever to explore the history, iconography, and exceptional artistic production associated with the central Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Densatil that was effectively destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1978).

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17th century Buddhist tapestry made from human hair on exhibit in Kyoto

Japan Daily Press, Feb 10, 2014

Tokyo, Japan -- A unique Buddhist tapestry went on display in Kyoto starting February 8. The rare piece uses hair from people from 300 years ago, who wished to reach paradise by having their hair woven in the stitchwork.

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‘Tokutechikai Buddhism Art’ at Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

by Marie Omata, Japan Times, Jan 8, 2014

Osaka, Japan -- Pure Land Buddhism, which began in India around the 2nd century B.C., offered a path to salvation for those who found difficulties with the more rigorous forms of Buddhist practice.

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