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This edition: Cosmic Buddhas in the Himalayas 藏传佛教 纽约大都会博物馆

Episode Details

First aired: November 21, 2017.

Using artifacts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acclaimed exhibition, Cosmic Buddhas in the Himalayas – dating from the ninth to the 19th centuries – the episode provides a brief history of Buddhism, particularly Vajryana Buddhism (Tibetan Buddhism); shares ways to interpret Tibetan Buddhist paintings and sculptures; and includes modern footage of Tibet.

Guest List

Kurt Behrendt Associate Curator, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art