• Art of the Week
Model of the Mahabodhi Temple
September 13, 2019

According to Buddhist tradition, Bodhgaya was the place where the Buddha meditated under the bodhi tree and attained enlightenment [...]

Rato Macchendranath Temple
July 26, 2017

This monumental work, one of the largest Nepalese scroll paintings (paubha) in the world, depicts the temple of Rato Macchendranath in the ancient kingdom of Patan in the Kathmandu Valley [...]

Baudhanath Stupa
November 4, 2015

This image shows a stupa located in Kathmandu, Nepal. A stupa is a Buddhist symbol derived from earthen mounds that housed relics of the Buddha. Stupas later became associated with [...]

Kailash #75
October 28, 2015

Mount Kailash, a 6,656 meter peak in western Tibet, is worshiped as a holy place in four different religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon, the indigenous religion of Tibet [...]

Sacred Earthly Realms and Paradises
October 21, 2015

In this painting Tibet is depicted as a terrestrial paradise, much like the hidden land of Shambhala, a heavenly realm believed to be concealed on our world [...]

Unrevealed, Site 2 (Red Masthead)
October 14, 2015

In 2002 the New York–based artist Lisa Ross traveled to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, beginning a ten-year journey through the Taklamakan Desert [...]

Wheel of Existence
October 7, 2015

The Wheel of Existence is a ubiquitous visual teaching tool in the Buddhist world that explains the cyclical process of life, death, and rebirth (samsara). It is directed at a general public and can be found [...]