Getty to show exact replicas of art-filled Buddhist caves in China

Buddhist Art News

Mogao Grottoes in China The Mogao Grottoes, a vast network of 492 caves in China, are covered with Buddhist murals. Exact replicas of three of the painted caves will come to the Getty Center in a 2016 show that also will include artifacts from the caves. (Neville Agnew / J. Paul Getty Trust)

Los Angeles Times

By MIKE BOEHM

The Getty will mount an exhibition rising from a 26-year art conservation project it has sponsored in China

Exact, roofed-in replicas of three Chinese Buddhist temple caves and their murals to go on display at Getty

Showing replicas of artworks instead of the real thing is usually anathema to an art museum, but the J. Paul Getty Trust on Tuesday showed why that rule has its exceptions.

The Getty Trust fleshed out details of its 2016 exhibition “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road,” which will include complete, exact, walk-in replicas of…

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Heart of Practice – Images from our Summer 2015 Retreat

Seven Circles Retreat

Seven Circles Retreat

Some photos of our Summer Retreat at the Seven Circles Retreat in Badger CA.

Enjoy!

Heart of Practice Retreat Slideshow

Resounding Samantabhadra’s Aspirations in the forest.

Resounding Samantabhadra's Aspirations

Resounding Samantabhadra’s Aspirations  –  Photo Courtesy of Jean Loo

During our adventures of “Taking the Retreat on the Road” Lama Khaydroup led us in the recitation of “The King of Aspiration Prayers of Noble, Excellent Activity”.

I must admit, I was hesitant to join the excursion due to ideas of maintaining the retreat mind-set and sacred atmosphere by not leaving the grounds. Lama Khaydroup emphatically informed me that I would be attending and taught me that we need to maintain the retreat community, wherever we are. Conditions change, but we carry the retreat attitude wherever we go. It was a wonderful reminder. And I was very happy that I did make the trip.

Verses from the prayer:

May I always be accompanied by those friends
whose practice and conduct resemble my own.
With regard to our body, speech, and mind,
may all of our actions and prayers be as one.

May I always encounter companions
who exemplify Excellent Conduct
and have my well-being at heart.
May I never let these teachers down.

– cesar

Taking the Retreat on the Road

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

Dear friends,

We’re back from retreat! We’ll be posting more photos and a round up of a week of study, reflection, meditation, and some fun in the sun. For now, here’s a lovely group photo of the sangha on a day we took the retreat on the road and visited the Sequoia National Park.  Cheers!

Land of the Giant Trees

On the Road