Dunhuang Sutra Paintings Lectures: The Amitabha Sutra painting and the Flower Dharma Sutra painting

July 18, 2017 to July 19, 2017

Dates and Location:
Tuesday July 18, 8:00-9:00pm
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Buddha Hall

Wednesday July 19, 3:00-5:00pm
DRBU Conference Room

Speaker: Dharma Master Kuan-Qian 寬謙法師

About the Speaker

Dharma Master Kuan-Qian is the director of Taiwan Yong-Xiu Vihara, Chue Feng Buddhist Art & Culture Foundation, and Bodhi Buddhist Association. Dharma Master Qian has extensive and profound knowledge of Buddhist art and is excellent at illuminating how it integrates with Buddhist teachings.

About the Lectures

Because sutra paintings (經變圖) evolve from sutras, they are an excellent tool for exploring Buddhism visually. During these two lectures, Dharma Master Kuan-Qian will use Dunhuang's lively paintings to depict the rich contents of the Amitabha Sutra and Dharma Flower Sutra. Her talks will take us on a rich journey of Buddhist art.

The first lectureThe Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra Painting

The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra is the most representative sutra in the Pure Land school. It illustrates the supreme and adorned vision of Amitabha's pure land. During this talk, Dharma Master Qian will exemplify the contents of the sutra and also introduce a Dunhuang painting of the sutra. Her talks will take us on a rich journey of Buddhist art.

The second lecture: The Wondrous Dharma Lotus Painting

The Wondrous Dharma Lotus Sutra has many marvelous fables. Dharma Master Qian will utilize charts to give an overview of the contents. She will also use Dunhuang's lively paintings to depict the rich contents of the entire sutra.