The art of Tibet is closely connected with Buddhism and meditation. It’s usually perceived only on the outer level of aesthetic beauty, but it also includes inner meaning on many levels. The facial expressions, postures, and attributes of the Buddhist aspects … Continued
Buddhist art is special. It is not just about outer beauty — although Buddhist statues and thangkas (scroll paintings) can be exceedingly beautiful. The exhibits themselves illustrate aspects of the enlightened mind, the state that Buddha reached. Buddhist exhibitions are thus unique events where visitors can com face-to-face with their own Buddha nature.