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This edition: Cosmic Buddhas in Himalayas

Episode Details

Original tape date: August 7, 2017.

First aired: August 26, 2017.

"Cosmic Buddhas in Himalayas" unlocks the complex world of Himalayan Buddhism (Tibetan Buddhism), through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition.

This 8 minute program gives a brief history of Buddhism, especially Vajryana Buddhism (Tibetan Buddhism), and explains in detail the famous "Five Wisdom Buddhas" system. Viewers will gain better understanding of Vajryana Buddhism, and learn how to read Tibetan Buddhism paintings and sculptures.

The exhibition is organized by Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator in the Department of Asian Art at The Met, showcasing historic Buddhist art from the Himalaya region, dating from the 9th Century AD to the 19th Century. In addition to the ancient art works, modern footage of Tibet is also used.

Guest List

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

  • November 2017
  • Tuesday, November 28 - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 29 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 2 - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, December 3 - 8:30am
  • December 2017
  • Tuesday, December 12 - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 13 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, December 16 - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, December 17 - 8:30am
  • Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties in New York
  • Saturday, November 18 - 2:50am
  • November 2017
  • Tuesday, November 14 - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 15 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, November 18 - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, November 19 - 8:30am
  • Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer
  • Friday, October 27 - 7:50am, 1:50pm
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  • Monday, October 30 - 5:45am
  • Saturday, November 4 - 3:20am
  • Sunday, November 12 - 6:50am
  • October 2017
  • Wednesday, October 25 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, October 28 - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 29 - 8:30am
  • Tuesday, October 31 - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 1 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, November 4 - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, November 5 - 8:30am