Sunday 11th May there is a talk about Art from the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Event at the One Thousand Stars Foundation House, Lard Prao – close to the underground line.
Note: Thousand Stars have informed us the talk will not last until 4pm. Naturally all are welcome to hang around and chat afterwards.
The Thousand Stars Foundation, in cooperation with the Serindia Publications, is pleased to invite the
general public to attend a special talk on “Experiencing the Sacred: Buddhist Art in Bhutan”
Sunday May 11, 2008,
1.30-4 pm at the Thousand Stars Foundation House,
695 Ladprao Soi 11, Ladprao Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok.
About the Talk
This talk explores how Buddhist art and images are experienced in Bhutan from the perspective of the Buddhist faithful. From the ornate temples of the great fortresses (dzongs) to modest home altars, Buddhist images play an important role in the daily life of the Buddhist community. The spiritual connection between the practitioner and sacred images will be explored using specific examples drawn from the speaker’s observations in Bhutan.
About the Speaker
John Johnston is assistant curator for the exhibition “The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan” organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Mr. Johnston was a key participant in locating and identifying works of sacred art for the exhibition and was based in Bhutan for three years working on the project. He also participated in original research, writing, and editing efforts culminating in the catalogue The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan (Serindia Publications, 2008). He is cofounder and coeditor of Buddhist Art News and author of numerous articles on the subject. Mr. Johnston presently serves on the editorial board of the National Museum of Bhutan. He has conducted fieldwork at remote Buddhist sites throughout Asia, particularly in silk road and Himalayan areas.
The Dragon’s Gift, as well as other
books by Serindia and the Foundation’s Tibetan
products will be on sale at a special price.
**For reservation/more information please contact Ms. Worawanna, Mobile 086 722 8129, or mail via our contact page, and we will forward to the Foundation (to prevent spam we don’t publish email addresses in this blogsite)
If you travel by the underground train (not the BTS), get off at the Ladprao Station and find the “Ladprao Soi 17″ exit. Go out there and walk west. You will find Soi 15 which is a big one. Continue walking for a few minutes you will find Soi 11.