Annual Lecture on South and Southeast Asian Art
Ritual in Contemplation: Text and Tools in Tantric Buddhism
Introduced by John Guy, Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, MMA
Robert A. F. Thurman is Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University
Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism
The imagery of Tibetan tantric rugs is potent and often shocking to those unfamiliar with the meanings of Buddhist art. Learn about the rituals, rites, and texts involved in the quest for spiritual detachment from the corporal body.
This lecture is made possible by the generous support of Jeff Soref and Paul Lombardi, Jeff Soref Fund of the Stonewall Community Foundation.