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Nov 08
Sunday
Arts and Poetry, Germany, Scene and Heard
“As many languages as people”, a photographic journey

Starting the 8th of November, is a joint exhibition in the Benedictushof Centre for Spiritual Pathways in Holzkirchen (near Würzburg, Germany) of photographer Zsolt Suto and sulptor Max Schmelcher.

The background story behind this expo:

You might remember that the pictures were taken in 2oo7 while traveling in the footsteps of Alexander Csoma de Koros, the Siculo-Hungarian from Transylvania (like me) who traveled 2oo years ago to the Himalayas looking for the roots of Hungarians and ended up making the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar as well as a lot of essays on Tibetan Buddhism and culture. He lived and worked with Tibetan-Ladakhi lamas for many years.  He might be the first Westerner mentioning Shambhala.

In Japan he has „officially recognized” as a bodhisattva – whatever that means. His popularity among Hungarian Buddhists is growing – there is a stupa dedicated to him in Hungary – see here: http://www.korosi-emlekpark.hu/eng/index.php actually a lineage that seems sort of related to Trungpa Rinpoche.

As many languages as people, is the essence of Zsolt Suto’s internal journey – the essence of the Bodhisattva practice in one sentence if I may say so. All the outer works that will be presented in the exhibition (and are offered online ever since) spring from this.

More rather scientific facts about Alexander Csoma here: http://csoma.mtak.hu/

For those who want to download the Himalayablues photomovie here you ll find all the stuff needed: http://buddhisttorrents.blogspot.com/2009/05/himalayablue-tibetan-red.html

For more info about Benedictushof in English here: http://www.benediktushof-holzkirchen.de/englisch/e-index2.html

“In Shambhala Buddhism, the phenomenal world is regarded as a rich and magical place, despite the many challenges it presents. The teachings also say that human beings have a nature ofbasic goodness – a simple, but profound and provocative notion. Not easy to realize. Between “inner” human life, and the “outer” world – connecting the two – are the five senses. The senses are regarded as sacred, beyond conception. Art, therefore, becomes a training in purifying perception, and in sharing with others the inspiration and clarity that arise from pure perception. This sharing is a way of teaching, beyond ego. Zsolt Suto intuited the mind of pure perception. He continues to train in it, honoring the traditions and undertaking the inner disciplines. His art stops the mind. If you can look, and see, it will stop your mind. Where you go next is up to you.” Acharya David Schneider

It will be a joint exhibiton with sculptor Max Schmelcher – http://www.max-schmelcher.de/

An excerpt from a writing related to the visuals presented there can be read in German here:www.yun.ro – there are lots of photo galleries too.

For those who want to download the Himalayablues photomovie here’s the link: http://buddhisttorrents.blogspot.com/2009/05/himalayablue-tibetan-red.html

Zsolt Suto/ Lodrö Tharpa’s website:  www.yun.ro

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