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Vodcast: Bridging Worlds and Works

Cornell University Library celebrates the historic visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Ithaca, New York, October 2007 with Bridging Worlds: Buddhist Words and Works, a library exhibition. While events across campus and throughout the community focus on Tibetan religion and culture, the Library’s exhibition looks to the larger context of Buddhism and how the different schools of thought intersect and diverge.

The Bridging Worlds exhibition focuses on six topics in Buddhist culture: texts, Buddha biographies, monasteries, the caitya, practitioners, and the mandala.  Each of the display cases feature words and works from Asia that illustrate the diverse nature of Buddhism.

Click to watch the vodcast.