17th and 18th October’ 2019 | 11am – 7pm | The Lodhi Hotel, New Delhi
MAHAYANA: Life of Buddha is an exhibition curated by Arjun Sawhney and Tania Lefebvre. The Mahayana showcase is a dedicated body of work presented as an homage to Buddhism in the true form of Thangka art. Thangkas often overflow with symbolism and allusion. The art is explicitly religious, all symbols and allusions must be in accordance with strict guidelines laid out in Buddhist scripture. Tara is a tantric meditation deity who today, is worshipped both in Buddhism and in Shaktism as one of the ten Mahavidyas. Thangkas serves as important teaching tools unfolding the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. The art of Bhutanese Thangkas exemplifies legends, stories and deities from Mahayana Buddhism.