Exhibitions of Buddhist Art
Buddhist art is a very important part of the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the West. More than merely decorative, Buddhist statues and scroll paintings (Tib. thangkas) are an expression of enlightenment – the beyond-personal qualities of mind itself. Many great masters of the Karma Kagyu lineage have created or sponsored statues and paintings over the centuries to support the meditation practice of their students.
The Diamond Way Buddhism Foundation has been collecting outstanding pieces of Buddhist art since its inception. Since 2001, the Foundation has sponsored exhibitions that allow the general public to experience Buddhist art. Through a worldwide network of experts and lenders, each exhibition is unique and individually curated on a volunteer basis. The exhibitions are based on the Foundation's own collection and its close relationships with Buddhist centers and private owners around the world who generously lend their artifacts.