Conférence CEMS : Maitreya worship in Tibet. Religion between art and politics

Le Centre d’Etudes Mongoles et Sibériennes (CEMS) de l’EPHE  annonce la tenue de la conférence suivante :

Maitreya worship in Tibet. Religion between art and politics 

par Olaf Czaja (Université de Leipzig)

le mercredi 28 novembre 2018, 14h-16h, dans le séminaire du Centre d’études mongoles et sibériennes, 54 boulevard Raspail, salle P1-01/B1-10 (1er étage).

Résumé :

The worship of the future Buddha Maitreya is widespread in Asia and has a long tradition. In Tibet, prayers were  dedicated to him for centuries. Nevertheless, the belief in the coming Buddha was not only purely religious, but closely interwoven with the politics of that time. This is particularly evident in the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. The diverse forms of worship dedicated to Maitreya, its ideological and political foundations, and the accompanying artistic developments from the beginning to the present are briefly presented in this lecture.

Apparition de Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1409) son disciple mKhas-grub dge-legs dpal-bzang (1385-1438)
Paris, Musée Guimet – Musée national des Arts asiatiques

 

Pour les autres conférences 2018/2019 du CEMS, voir le document : Atelier CEMS – 2018-2019