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David Grubin '65 Discusses His Film The Buddha

To David Grubin ’65, creating a documentary is a process that carries him, as a filmmaker, from a state of radical ignorance to a state of profound appreciation for the subject of the film. In his latest film, The Buddha, which originally aired on PBS late last year, Grubin examines past and present implications of the story of the life of Siddhartha Guatama, the spiritual teacher who is credited with the founding of Buddhism.  More ...

Emerson Gallery Presents the Art of Sand Mandala

On Monday, Oct. 4, nine Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in Southern India performed an opening consecration ceremony of sacred dance and chanting in the Emerson Gallery atrium before beginning their creation of a sand mandala of compassion. This ancient tradition is a reminder of the Buddhist concept of impermanence.  More ...