Tibet Foundation

Zedpa Chu-nyi: The Twelve Principal Deeds of Lord Buddha

May 23, 2006

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This thangka exhibition offers an introduction to the te

This thangka exhibition offers an introduction to the teachings of Buddhism through Zedpa Chu-nyi, the Twelve Principal Deeds of the Buddha. The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama around 560 BCE. He was born in Lumbini, in present-day Nepal, the son of the chieftain of the Shakya clan.

Although he grew up in luxury, Siddhartha eventually became troubled by the same questions that have always concerned people. They wonder about birth and death. They wonder why they get sick or why their loved ones die. They wonder why their wishes do not come true. They also wonder about happiness and beauty in nature.

Because the Buddha knew what was in the hearts of people, he taught everyone how to live a happy and peaceful life. Buddhism is not just about saying prayers and engaging oneself in ritual practice and meditation; it is also about looking more closely at our own lives. It shows us how to understand ourselves and how to cope with our daily problems. Lord Buddha's main teachings include the Three Marks of Existence and The Four Noble Truths, including The Noble Eightfold Path.

Buddhism in Tibet
Buddhism first came to Tibet in the 7th century, becoming the state religion in the 8th century. Since then, Buddhism has become an integral part of Tibetan society and culture. Some say that the most authentic collection of Buddhist texts and tantric practices were preserved in Tibet, at least until the Chinese occupation. In exile, the Tibetan community has rebuilt many monasteries and nunneries, often with assistance from overseas, in order to provide Tibetan monks and nuns with a traditional Buddhist education. Interestingly, many Westerners look to the East, often to Tibetan Buddhism, in search of spiritual fulfilment.

 

FREE Admission. Donation Welcome.
Opening Days/Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6.30pm


Venue:

Name :
Tibet Foundation Office (Old!)
Address:
2. St. James's Market, London, SW1Y 4SB, United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org

Organiser:

Name :
Tibet Foundation
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org