Historians of Buddhist art

Buddhist Art and Ritual, a fine arts class taught by Chandreyi Basu, visited the Gallery this afternoon to get a firsthand look at a selection of Buddhist art and artifacts from the University’s Permanent Collection.  Students worked in groups, examining chakpus (brass tools used in the creation of sand mandalas), a bell and dorje, and two paintings of deities.  There was some debate about the identity of deities surrounding Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, depicted on the thangka painting.  The groups presented their findings to the class at the end of the session.


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