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Free exhibition at British Museum in London

Postby udawa » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:21 pm

Not sure if this is the best place to put this?

For anyone living in, or passing through London, just to draw your attention to a free exhibition currently on at the British Museum. It's roughly arranged around the theme of the Triratna or Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. And while it's not the best curated exhibition I've ever seen, it does contain a few very good rupas and other items. In particular there is a quite remarkable metal rupa of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen to be found in the sangha section.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/buddhism_across_asia.aspx


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Re: Free exhibition at British Museum in London

Postby KwanSeum » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:35 am

udawa wrote:For anyone living in, or passing through London,D


Thanks for this, I've decided to go tomorrow (weather permitting).
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Re: Free exhibition at British Museum in London

Postby udawa » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:38 am

KwanSeum wrote:
udawa wrote:For anyone living in, or passing through London,D


Thanks for this, I've decided to go tomorrow (weather permitting).


And while you are there, check out the small exhibition adjacent to the main entrance, 'Agents of the Buddha'.
It's basically just two large and rather fine sculptures of the bodhisattvas Fugen and Monju, in a quite evocative setting, with a recorded puja playing in the background.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/agents_of_the_buddha.aspx

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/asia/f/figure_of_the_bodhisattva_fuge.aspx

Good luck with the weather....
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