SOAS University of London

Tibetan Studies at SOAS

An illustrated Introduction to the Pema Kathang, or 'Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava', as revealed in a series of twenty-six wall paintings from Mindrolling Stupa in India

Robert Beer

Date: 24 April 2014Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 24 April 2014Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Vernon Square Room: V211

Type of Event: Special Lecture

These twenty-six magnificent frescos appear on the ground floor of the world's largest stupa, the Great Stupa of Mindrolling in Dehra Dun, India. The interior frescos of the stupa were painted by a group of around two hundred thangka painters between 2000 and 2002. They were then meticulously photographed by Gabriel Berde from New York, who spent almost as long in digitally capturing all the painted imagery within this Great Stupa between 2008 and 2010.

Organiser: Dr Nathan W. Hill

Sponsor: London Shangshung Institute