HH 17 Karmapa – The Years of his Youth

HH 17 Karmapa - The Years of his Youth

A look at the early years of one of the claimants to the title of Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Trinley Thaye Dorje.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

A look at the works of the great Chinese ch’an artist Mu-xi, and his work, which now only survives in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

A look at the Chinese calligraphic arts that have been preserved in Japan, and their influence on Japanese culture.

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Xuan Zang Memorial Centre, Nalanda

Xuan Zang Memorial Centre

A look at the building of the Xuan Zang Memorial Centre near Nalanda, and the cooperation between China and India to complete the project.

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Japan: Ink Painting, Landscapes of the Mind

A look at the development of ink painting in Japan after its introduction from China and its relationship to western art forms.

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Heaven On Earth 6: Buddhism

A look at Buddhism through its art and architecture, part of the Heaven on Earth series.

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Japan: Discovery of the Pure Land

A look at the Kamakura period in Japan and the changes that its art works underwent at that time.

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The Eye-Opener

A meditative look at the work that goes into preparing a Arhat statue at a Tibetan monastery.

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Japan: The Meeting of the Gods and Buddha

A look at the history and co-existence of Buddhism and Shintoism in Japan.

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The Burma Road with Miles Kington

A journey through Myanmar in 1987 after 50 years of military rule had brought the country, but not its people, to its knees.

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