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Event preview: The Many Faces Of Buddhism, London

April 27, 2009

Iain Aitch
The Guardian,
April 25, 2009

This festival about the artistic side of Buddhism
makes its UK debut, with visual arts, dance, talk
and film displaying its cultural influence. The
event kicks off with a forum at the V&A, looking
at how contemporary art resonates with the
religion's belief system and how these ideas have
affected artists such as Sanford Biggers and
Kimsooja. Buddhism's dance tradition is seen in a
day of rare dances at the V&A on Friday and the
International Buddhist Film Festival starts at the Barbican on 7 May.

-- V&A, SW7; Barbican, EC2, Sat to 17 May,

The Many Faces of Buddhism
Visual Arts ? Artist Talks - Dance - Film and more
25 April - 17 May 2009, London

The Many Faces of Buddhism 2009 is an initiative
by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation to raise
awareness of Buddhism in contemporary society and
to advance the conversation about what role
Buddhism can play in today’s world. A series of
events draws on Buddhist views and practices to
develop public programmes that creatively inspire
us to live and interact with loving-kindness and compassion.

The series will be held in London, from 25 April
to 17 May 2009, to coincide with the opening of
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Gallery of
Buddhist Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum. These programmes include
25 Apr  An International Forum on Buddhism and The Arts Today
29 Apr  Buddhist Sacred Dance Traditions - A Talk by Joseph Houseal

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Gallery opens
1 May           A Day of Rare Buddhist Dances
7-17 May  International Buddhist Film Festival
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