Taming Demons: The Construction of Tibetan Buddhist Spaces
March 21, 2019
The Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala operates in a variety of ways simultaneously: artistically, scientifically, philosophically, and religiously, among many others. More than simply a beautiful and abstract design, however, the mandala might also be seen as a reminder of local narratives surrounding the history and founding of Tibet as well as of the current and ongoing suffering of the Tibetan people.
As the mandala represents Tibetan Buddhist culture, it also serves a protective role that reminds its viewers of the religious, narrative, and historical Others who have served as obstacles to the formation and continuation of Tibetan Buddhism.
Taming Demons: the Construction of Tibetan Buddhist Spaces
6:00 pm Thursday, March 21
Paine Art Center and Gardens Carriage House
1408 Congress Ave., Oshkosh
Presented by Dr. Michael Baltutis, Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
This lecture is included with admission to Mystical Arts of Tibet.