West London Buddhist Centre

Looking Beyond

Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event, Sangha Events, Talks

  • Sun Jan 3rd 2021
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:45 pm
  • Booking required


We have now left 2020 behind and are looking forward to the future. Let’s focus on the beautiful and joyful for a few hours and join us in an innovative and celebratory online fundraising event. All proceeds will go to The Precious Jewel Appeal.

This inspiring workshop is a collective exploration of a work of art featuring in the Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution exhibition, currently on display in The British Museum. Offering a lively mix of short practices and presentations, this workshop promises to be as colourful as the painting we will look at in detail. Come along to find out more!

You can now watch Imma Ramos, curator of the Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution exhibition, take you on a guided tour of the exhibition at the British Museum.

What to expect?

This fundraising workshop will be a mix of short guided meditations, slow looking and listening, art historical presentation, interaction in small groups or pairs, larger group discussion, contemplation and reflective writing. There will be a 15 minute break half way through the workshop. Please make sure you have some writing gear at hand, and if the spirit moves you, materials for drawing.

Who are the facilitators?

Dr Imma Ramos is the curator of the medieval to modern South Asia collections at the British Museum. She curated the current exhibition, Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution (24 September 2020 – 24 January 2021), and is the author of its accompanying book which presents the first historical exploration of Tantric visual culture from its origins in India to its reimagining in the West. Her research interests revolve around the relationship between religion, politics and gender in South Asian visual culture.

Yashobodhi (Lucia van der Drift) is a teacher and writer in mindfulness, meditation and Buddhism, with a keen interest in aesthetic appreciation. In 2005 she published a book featuring Buddhist images from the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. For a number of years she was a freelance writer for various magazines, focussing on art and antiques. In 2018 she co-founded Limina Collective, a small passionate team bringing meditation and reflection practices to art museums and online spaces.


Please register in advance for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYod-2orjouH9CbGJf-QEXqPcraQngAX0ev

Yashobodhi and Imma Ramos

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