a public event
Compassion's Magic Body: The Essence of Tibetan Tantric Art
Second Annual Distinguished Lecture on South and Southeast Asian Art by Robert A. F. Thurman
Sunday, November 04, 2007The work of Robert A. F. Thurman—renowned scholar, riveting speaker, and author of many books on Tibet, Buddhism, art, and culture—has been instrumental in making Tibetan Buddhism accessible to Western audiences. In 1997 Time magazine selected Prof. Thurman as one of its twenty-five most influential Americans, describing him as a "larger than life scholar-activist destined to convey the dharma, the precious teachings of Siddhartha, from Asia to America." In this lecture, Prof. Thurman will discuss the Buddhist view of art and how it emanates from Buddhahood itself. Specifically, he will examine enlightenment in mind and body, Tantra, mandalas, creation-stage-visualization meditation, and the difference between liberative art and technologies of control.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Sponsor(s): Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)