Thursday, February 4, 2016

Buddhism In Gilgit

There were Buddhist cultures that flourished for centuries and not only disappeared but left almost nothing behind and are scarcely known today, if at all. One of them was in Gilgit, and if you  don’t   know where  Gilgit is look it up on Wikipedia.  This  illustrated lecture conducted at the Metropolitan Museum in NY is one of the most fascinating I have heard for a long time. Absolutely fascinating! You can watch it here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this lecture! It's interesting to see the bronzes that point to a peaceful culture in an area that is now defined by terror.