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

Special Event
27 Feb 2018 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Members-only opening with curator's lecture for the exhibition 'Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting.'
06 Mar 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso in a conversation to explore his internationally recognized art.
Special Event
27 Mar 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Shen Wei, the acclaimed choreographer, painter, and founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts, reveals his artistic inspirations and working processes as a multi-media artist in a far-reaching dialogue on Buddhism, childhood memories, explorations of dreamscapes, and his journeys to Tibet.
Meet the Author
17 Apr 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The author appears in conversation with ABC News anchor Juju Chang.

Past Events

15 Feb 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dan Harris and Thupten Jinpa discuss their insights and experiences.
28 Jan 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog, a Tibetan nomad mastiff, is an exotic prize dog in China.
27 Jan 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Search follows a film crew driving across Tibet, hoping to cast an adaptation of a traditional Tibetan opera.
27 Jan 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:45pm
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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"Talking has value, but silence in the form of listening should be valued, too."
Broadcast journalist Dan Harris reflects on how Buddhist meditation helped him recover from a career setback — and gave him the story of his life.
Asia Week New York, March 15–24, 2018, is a collaboration among museums, galleries, auction houses, Asian art specialists, and enthusiasts hosting exhibitions, previews, and special programs throughout the city, attracting visitors from around the world.
A retrospective of Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden, including his four major works and a discussion program with the director.


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

Join us at Asia Society New York for a weekly 30-minute mindful awareness meditation session.