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Free Buddhist Lecture at Royal Ontario Museum - Tung Lin Kok Yuen Conference

Gade and Jason Sangster, Ice Buddha Sculpture – Lhasa River, 2007

“The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Chinese Characters Conference: Visualizing and Performing Buddhist Worlds” will take place from November 2 to 3, bringing renowned Buddhist scholars and artists to Toronto for this pioneering event and conference. In connection with the conference, several special events are free and open to the public and are being held at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus and the Royal Ontario Museum.


6:30 p.m. – Closing lecture: Professor of Religious Studies Phyllis Granoff (Yale) will lecture on “Seeing and Believing: Changing Perceptions in Buddhist Visual Culture.” Despite the abundance of visual riches in Buddhist cultures, Granoff will discuss the paradox of a visual culture that constantly undermines people’s faith in the visual world. Eaton Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Crescent.

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