Kagyu Changchub Chuling

A center for the practice and study of Vajrayana Buddhism founded by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche

The Development of the Buddha Sculpture Image in India

Event Leader: 
Sanje Elliot
KCC Urban Center

Saturday, February 1, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ever wanted to know more about how the sculptural images of the Buddha changed over time in India? Join us for a lively slide/lecture presentation followed by a questions and answer period with KCC’s own master artist, Sanje Elliott.

The beginning of the Buddha image in sculpture goes back to the 1st century BC. We will see the influences of central Indian sculpture from that time through the Gupta period in the 4th and 5th century, and influences from Greco-Roman sculpture in the Gandharan period in Pakistan and fghanistan from the 2nd to the 11th century. These images in India became the styles copied in other countries such as Sri Lanka, Burma, Cambodia and Indonesia.

The class is donation-only. All proceeds benefit KCC. Suggested donation is $20, but please—do come, even if you cannot make a donation. All are welcome, including children.