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Down the ages: the contribution of Buddhism to India and the world

Sutherland, Patrick (2011) Down the ages: the contribution of Buddhism to India and the world. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Sutherland, Patrick

Group exhibition

2011 is the 2600th anniversary of Sambodhiprapti, the Enlightenment of the Buddha. India is the birthplace of Buddhism, the Dharma that gave to the world the profound teachings of non-violence, compassion and wisdom as taught by Buddha - teachings which continue to be relevant.

In order to commemorate Buddha’s Sambodhiprapti, the Asoka Mission has organised a four-day Global Buddhist Congregation from 27 November to 30 November 2011 in New Delhi, India. Religious, spiritual and world leaders, as well as 800 scholars, delegates and observers from 32 countries will be attending the Congregation.

The congregation will examine both the capacity and the resilience of Buddhism to engage with the most pressing concerns of the modern world, namely violence, social and economic disparity, environmental degradation and discord between and within communities and nations.

The President of India will inaugurate the Congregation on 27 November 2011, with the Prime Minister as Guest of Honour. The valedictory session will be held on 30 November,with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as chief guest.

To commemorate this event a substantial 160 page photographic book and accompanying exhibition will be launched at the congregation

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Buddhism, Tibet, India
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: November 2011
Funders: Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Related Websites: http://asokamission.in/zh-hans/event/2011/09/28/table/all/all/30?quicktabs_5=1, http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/Patrick_Sutherland_research.htm#, http://www.indiahabitat.org/
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Related Publications: Selection of photographs in a book: to be released by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 30th November. 2011 in Delhi at the valedictory session of the Global Buddhist Congregation
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi, India24 November 20114 December 2011
Material/Media: Selection of photographs in a book
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:08
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 14:08
Item ID: 4494
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4494

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