The art of Tibetan Buddhism is part of a living tradition that has endured thousands of years.
In fall 1977 the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu tradition, a Tibetan Buddhist school, gave a crown ceremony in the Künstlerhaus.
Due to the 40th anniversary, the Vienna Diamondway-Buddhist center hosts an exhibition of rare statues, pictures, and ritual instruments. Created in a very traditional manner, they carry deep meaning, that goes far beyond the artistic aspect.
This exhibition leads you into the world of meditation and the activity of the Gyalwa Karmapas and can be seen from 7th to 23rd September 2017 in the Diamondway Buddhist center in Vienna. A short video to the exhibition by Johanna Dworak(director) and Jakob Gigele(music) (only in german)
The exhibited objects are given to this exhibition by practicing Buddhists and Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage from all across Europe. They come from Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan and are ambassadors of a culture that is more than 2400 years old. The public normally does not get to see these works of art.