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Exploring the terrains of ancient teachings

Exploring the terrains of ancient teachings
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To revisit the age-old teachings, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts along with Tibet House are oragnising an event The Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism.

During the two-day event, seminars, photo exhibition and screening of two movies by Benoy K Bhel will take place on the ancient Nalanda teachings.

First movie to be screened is a 10 minute documentary The Nalanda Tradition Preserved by Tibet and another is a 50-minute movie titled Nalanda roots of Tibetan traditions. The films are shot extensively in Tibet, Kalmykia in European Russia, Ladakh, Spiti, Arunachal Pradesh, Nalanda, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Karnataka. Benoy K Behl, Buddhist scholar, art-historian, film-maker, photographer and author, is the director and the narrator of these films.

The exhibition tiltled The Greatest Journey of Ideas: The Spread of Buddhism, consists of 100 photographs of Buddhist heritage in India, Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Mongolia, Siberia, Uzbekistan, Kalmykia (in European Russia), Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. It shows the birth and the development of different schools of Buddhism in India and their spread to the various Asian countries.

The exhibition showcase a journey through Buddhist history and culture, from the time of the life of the Buddha, through the development of Vajrayana and other Buddhist deities in Eastern and Western India, to the spread of these traditions to distant lands.

When: 13-14 November
Where: INGCA
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