Watch: When Your Detour Becomes Your Life’s Path

Streamed on 28 June 18:00 PDT In this online talk and Q&A, Tibetan silk applique thangka teacher Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo discussed her upcoming book “Threads of Awakening: An American Woman’s Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art” (She Write Press, 2022) and her unique stitching art. See more Book Review: Threads of Awakening: An American Woman’s Journey into Tibet’s […]

An Evening with Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo: “When Your Detour Becomes Your Life’s Path”

Date: 28 JuneTime: 18:00 PDT (09:00 HKT)SIGN UP FOR OUR TALK FOR FREE On 28 June at 18:00 PDT, BDG will be hosting California-based Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, teacher and master of the art of silk appliqué thangkas, for a Zoom talk titled, “When Your Detour Becomes Your Life’s Path.” Leslie will discuss her upcoming book Threads of […]

From Chu’s Gallery to Oneness: Rebirth of an Art Icon in Central

Images by Lai Chun Hei Standing for 27 years on Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road is a gallery owned by a family for over two generations: Chu’s Gallery. It is an art dealer that contributed to the cultural development of Central district’s emergence as an art hub distinct from Central’s financial and professional emphases. Chu’s Gallery was […]

The Grace of Gold: Buddhist Exhibit Highlights at The British Library’s “GOLD: 50 spectacular manuscripts from around the world”

In lieu of physically attending a private viewing of The British Library’s “GOLD: 50 spectacular manuscripts from around the world,” I was privileged to enjoy a rich and informative virtual tour of the exhibit in the early hours of the Hong Kong morning with others that could not be in London this month. Gold is grandeur. […]

Jon Kolkin’s “Inner Harmony: Living in Balance” – Visual Stories from the Heart of Asia

Dr. Jon Kolkin’s photographic volume Inner Harmony: Living in Balance exudes creative ambition and heart. A cursory look at the time it took for him to compile this collection of images – seventeen extended visits to Asia from 2007 to 2018 – attests to the time, patience, and toil that the distinguished and globe-trotting creator […]

Visuals of Compassion: Artist Rima Fujita on her new exhibit, “Karuna”

Rima Fujita is a long-time painter of Buddhist art with a distinctive style that focuses on vivid colours and fairytale-like landscapes and figures. A keen devotee of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, she is holding a solo exhibition titled “Karuna” at Isetan Art Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo. We caught up with Rima to learn more […]

Budding Buddha: A Conversation with Artist James Stanford

James Stanford, “Budding Buddha.” From artfixdaily.com James Stanford is a longtime Buddhist artist with a distinct aesthetic and inspiration. Last November, he donated his “Budding Buddha” art to the Art for Tibet exhibit and auction at Gallery Eight in New York, which was organized by Students for a Free Tibet. Can you describe a bit your background in […]

Rima Fujita: Art and Action

Rima with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. ©Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL An enlightened, ineffably wise face deep in contemplation of the bottomless realities of the cosmos. Yet the colours are so vibrant as to have an almost childlike, playful quality. This vibrant and vivid aesthetic is Rima Fujita’s instantly recognizable artistic style, which has captured the attention of […]