Buddhism & Beyond

A series of events at Asia Society New York, Jan. 27 – May 20, 2018

Buddhism & Beyond is a series of programs exploring Buddhism, its practice, and its popularity in contemporary culture, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting, on view at Asia Society Museum from February 27 through May 20, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

24 May 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
The chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc. will discuss the benefits of meditation and mindfulness in the workplace with New York Times' David Gelles.
Meet the Author
17 Apr 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
The author appears in conversation with ABC News anchor Juju Chang.
Special Event
27 Mar 2018
7 - 8:15 p.m.
A far-reaching dialogue with multi-media artist Shen Wei on Buddhism, childhood memories, explorations of dreamscapes, and his journeys to Tibet.
06 Mar 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Join contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso in a conversation to explore his internationally recognized art.
Special Event
27 Feb 2018
4 - 9 p.m.
Members-only opening with curator's lecture for the exhibition 'Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting.'
15 Feb 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Dan Harris and Thupten Jinpa discuss their insights and experiences.
28 Jan 2018
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
When a Tibetan sheep farmer journeys to the city to obtain an ID card, a meeting with a hairdresser leads to a life-changing series of events.
28 Jan 2018
2 - 3:30 p.m.
A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog, a Tibetan nomad mastiff, is an exotic prize dog in China.
27 Jan 2018
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Search follows a film crew driving across Tibet, hoping to cast an adaptation of a traditional Tibetan opera.
27 Jan 2018
4 - 5:45 p.m.
A 10-year-old Buddhist novice nicknamed “Little Lama” returns home from the remote Guwa monastery for the New Year celebration.

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27 Feb 2018 - 20 May 2018
Recently restored Tibetan paintings collected by Giuseppe Tucci during his expeditions to Tibet and now in the collection of the MU-CIV/MAO "Giuseppe Tucci," Rome.

Film Series

A retrospective of Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden, including his four major works and a discussion program with the director.

Meditation Wednesdays

Refresh and rejuvenate with 30-minute mindful awareness sessions every week.