Documentary: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

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Documentary: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Post by Meido » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:27 pm

A fantastic and needed documentary project examining Japanese Buddhist sculpture, for those so interested:

I was happy yesterday to talk with the director for a Carving the Divine TV short episode. We discussed Zen, and the ways in which Rinzai practice uses Buddhist iconography not just symbolically, but as a source of encoded information RE body, breath, and the physical and energetic transformation that come with practice fruition. That bit will be posted in the next few months; he is interviewing scholars and practitioners from other Buddhist schools as well. One may sign up to be notified when weekly episodes are released, here: ... ail-signup
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Re: Documentary: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Post by Dan74 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:44 pm

They are absolutely stunning the Japanese Buddhas and Kannon.. Looking forward to the full documentary.

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