This gallery is being created with the aspiration to showcase art which expresses the Dharma and in this way brings people closer to the truth. 

 

“Without art there is no imagination. And if there’s no imagination, where’s life? Without art there is real poverty. Without art you are really powerless.”

 — Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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FEATURED EXHIBITION

David Rycroft

David painting en-plein-air by river in South of France.

Delve into David Rycroft’s vibrant landscapes, painter and meditation teacher showcased in our 14th online exhibition. Discover profound insights into his artistic process as he shares personal reflections on his work below.

I have been studying both art and dharma for over 30 years. My recent paintings are inspired by pristine nature. The qualities of pristine nature are precious. Its dynamic vitality, brilliant purity and gentle splendour are not only beautiful in themselves, they are a reminder that similar qualities can be cultivated in the minds of those who live in, and appreciate, this natural world.

Two questions my painting seeks to address are: “How can the qualities of nature’s pristine purity be represented using the languages of classical landscape, impressionist and post-impressionist painting?” and “How can we create new artistic languages that also invite the viewer to introspect, to reflect on their own attitudes towards, and relationship with, primordial purity?”

“Wisdom in Colour” workshop in Dzogchen Beara in Ireland, exploring how artistic activity and meditation mutually nourish each other.

 

Paintings can radiate wisdom and love.

I see my role as a painter to play with colour, rhythm, mark-making, direct observation and, if we’re fortunate, a bit of mental calm and clarity, bringing together a multitude of conditions to create aesthetic impact that inspires a dynamic calm, spacious vitality and gentle splendour in the viewer.

I have been teaching both art and meditation for over 20 years. Recently, I have been leading ‘Art & Meditation’ retreats in England, Ireland and France. Participants are guided through a series of exercises which helps them to look afresh at appearances, to ‘draw what we see, not what we think we see’, and to use the expressive potential of painterly colour to explore our relationship both to emotions and to inner resources of wisdom and compassion.

During these retreats I make references to art history, and in particular to Buddhist art from different cultures, to show the power of visual art in inspiring the mind and communicating paths to eudaemonia and, ultimately, to liberation.

To learn more about this wonderful artist please visit his website and Instagram page.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Surina Mariana

13 January 2024
Paintings
Surina Mariana

Embark on a journey through the vibrant imagination of Brazilian painter Surina Mariana, the featured artist in our 13th exhibition, as she articulates her artistic vision in her own words.

DALeast

30 December 2023
Painting, Street art, Video
DALeast

Renowned Chinese artist DALeast, celebrated for his prolific contributions to street art and recognized as a skilled painter, sculptor, and digital artist, takes center stage as the focal point o

Pema (Tintin) Tshering

1 September 2023
Paintings, Sculpture
Pema (Tintin) Tshering

Hailing from the cultural heartland of Thimphu, Bhutan, Pema (Tintin) Tshering's exhibition 'In-Between Lives' invites viewers to contemplate the ethereal dance of life and death.

Ngawang Chodak

10 August 2023
Paintings
Ngawang Chodak

Ngawang Chodak’s remarkable fusion of ancient Tibetan thangka art with contemporary expression, celebrating the profound synergy between lineage and artistic evolution.

Yachi Tseng

7 June 2023
Paintings
Yachi Tseng

Yachi conveys the presence of divine beings within our everyday lives through warm brushstrokes and simple lines, inviting viewers to connect with the essence of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Madeleine Tréhin

20 April 2023
Paintings
Madeleine Tréhin

Madeleine Tréhin is a French painter who now resides in Monchique, Portugal. She creates her art with pencils and oils and draws inspiration from her meditation practice.

Soyolmaa Davaakhuu

28 March 2023
Paintings
Soyolmaa Davaakhuu

Soyolmaa Davaakhuu, award winning Mongolian artist, works with oil and acrylic painting, silk painting, appliqués and embroidery.

The Beauty of the Three Jewels

14 February 2023
Paintings
Triratna Group Exhibition

A group exhibition that highlights the various cultural representations of the triratna symbol and explores contemporary interpretations of The Three Jewels—Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow

8 January 2023
Paintings, Animations
Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow

Our latest exhibition features stunning watercolor paintings and stop-motion animations by Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow.

Nicholas Roerich

1 December 2022
Paintings
Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich, a well-known Russian painter, is the subject of our fourth exhibition, which we are pleased to present to you in collaboration with Buddha Pada in Kalimpong, India.

Wolfgang Stiller

26 November 2022
Sculpture
Wolfgang Stiller

The German sculptor Wolfgang Stiller, creates bronze sculptures of Buddhist masters and unique Buddhist-inspired art.

Karma Phuntsok

10 September 2022
Paintings
Karma Phuntsok

Trained in traditional thangka painting, Karma Phuntsok uses many skills and materials to create a futuristic expression of contemporary Buddhist Art.

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