Recording Now Available: Texts and Thangkas (Rangjung Yeshe Institute and Kathmandu University)

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A video of the discussion with Acharya Choying Gyurmey and Conservator Ann Shaftel, 'Texts and Thangkas (Rangjung Yeshe Institute and Kathmandu University)', is now available at

The discussion explores the relationship between traditional Buddhist texts and most forms of Buddhist tangible and intangible artistic expression such as thangkas, chanting and dances etc. This relationship is so intimate that we often forget that these iconographic depictions served as a guide to meditation and visualization for those who did not know how to read as well as for scholars.