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A New Kind of Buddhist Altar for a Changing Japan

by Margaret Rhodes, Wired, Jan 8, 2015

Tokyo, Japan -- Traditional Buddhist prayer altars are a breathtaking sight. The shrines range in size and ornamentation, but some of the most elaborate ones are spectacles of gold, painted wood, and statuettes that act as a focal point for prayer and meditation.


Asia Society to highlight Myanmar Buddhist art

Mizzima, Nov 24, 2014

Yangon, Myanmar -- The Asia Society Museum exhibition will seek to highlight the beauty and diversity of Buddhist art in Myanmar. Photo: Asia Society


'Mandala' Buddhist paintings rarely seen by public set to go on display

By TOMOYOSHI KUBO, Asahi Shimbun, October 25, 2014

KYOTO, Japan -- Two rarely shown painted “mandala” that depict the Buddhist universe will go on public display at Toji temple, a World Heritage site, on Oct. 31.


Marriage of Buddhism and modern dance

By Kwon Mee-yoo, The Korea Times, Oct 17, 2014

Seoul, South Korea -- Masked dancers run through gilded Buddhist statues on stage and roll over with them. The dancers also pile up plastic baskets on stage and knock them down, as if symbolizing Koreans accepting and consuming new culture rapidly.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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