Archive for June, 2012

Video of Diamond Way Buddhism’s exhibition “Space for Art” in Lambeth

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

This video captures the “Space for Mind, Space for Art” exhibition in Lambeth, London at The Spring from 28th May – 3rd June 2012, the first major exhibition the Diamond Way Foundation has undertaken in the UK. The exhibition linked Tibetan Buddhist treasures with modern art and local artists.

Diamond Way Buddhism’s exhibition “Space for Art” in Lambeth draws acclaim

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The “Space for Mind, Space for Art” exhibition was the first major exhibition the Diamond Way Foundation has undertaken in London or the UK. For the first time the exhibition linked the treasures of Tibetan Buddhism to modern art and local artists.  It was held in Lambeth at The Spring from 28th May – 3rd June 2012, and was made possible by a number of donors and sponsors.

Diamond Way Buddhism exhibition setup at The Spring, Lambeth

The interior of The Spring was transformed into a gallery

The exhibition aimed to build a rich and atmospheric experience for people to enter into the realms of the Buddhas and a contemporary art response. This came from local artists in Lambeth whose works were displayed alongside pieces of national significance kindly loaned by the British Council Collection.


Diamond Way Buddhism at Exeter Respect Festival

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Exeter Respect 2012

Exeter Buddhist Centre recently manned a stall for the two day Exeter Respect Festival in Belmont Park, Exeter on 2-3 June 2012.

The Exeter Respect Festival is an expanding and very popular local community festival. It was launched in a very small way a few years ago to celebrate cultural diversity in the city. Since it moved outdoors, into Belmont Park, it has increased hugely in popularity and now has lots of delicious and exotic food on offer, as well as music, singing and dance from around the world.


Lama Jampa Thaye speaks about Buddhist Art at Statue Exhibition in Kennington

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

At the exhibition of Buddhist art in Kennington entitled “Space for Mind, Space for Art: treasures of Tibetan Buddhism, and contemporary responses“, on 29 May 2012, there was a great programme of events and talks about Buddhist art.
We were honoured to have as keynote speaker at the private view Lama Jampa Thaye, a scholar and meditation master trained in the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Buddhism, who found time in his busy schedule to visit the exhibition and give this wonderful welcoming speech:

The event, a display of some of the finest Buddhist statues ever exhibited in London, was hosted by Diamond Way Buddhism UK. As part of the exhibition, several striking pieces of contemporary art were shown next to the Tibetan Buddhist statues and thangkas. The exhibition was held at The Spring, on Vauxhall Walk in the Kennington area of SE11.

A full report of the event along with photographs will follow soon!

Today is Saga Dawa Düchen, a “Ten Million Multiplier”

Monday, June 4th, 2012
Buddha statue in Bodh Gaya

Buddha statue in Bodh Gaya

Today, 4 June 2012, is “Saga Dawa Düchen”, the full moon day on which the birth, enlightenment and passing into Parinirvana of the Buddha is celebrated in Tibetan Buddhism.