"There is a fascinating group of people shaping contemporary artistic culture in the Buddhist world. Some of them are regular contributors to this website, including Sarah Beasley, Tilly Campbell-Allen, or Tiffani Gyatso, whilst others have been interviewed about their craft (sometimes by our aforementioned artist writers). These individuals include contemporary creators like painter Andrea Traber, calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-Han, and sculptor Sukhi Barber, as well as artists who more overtly blend traditional items like thangkas or brocades and other tactile crafts for contemporary needs, like Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo (who specializes in Tibetan applique) and Helene Rein (similarly, a stitcher of Tibetan textiles)."
Meaning-crafting: An Emerging Discourse of Contemporary Buddhist Art
"Art (art, writing, music, sculpture or any other form) is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words or images, to achieve changes in consciousness .... An artist or a writer is the closest thing in the contemporary world that you are likely to see to a shaman" Alan Moore on magic
"Art is the Door Though Which the Mysteries of Consciousness can be Approached."...Chance Gardner
"The content of the tantras are a witch's brew of magical spells and rituals, yogic instructions and profound teachings, often jumbled fragments which make them unintelligible to the uninitiated. they are like the grimoires of an enlightened wizard whose practices a transcendental magic" Meeting the Buddhas by Vessantara
Tilly Campbell-Allen was first immersed in Buddhism during the early 1980s when her family received Tibetan geshes to live in her London home, and, as a mother of three, she continues that spiritual legacy. She is an artist whose divinity artwork is currently owned by a growing number of collectors worldwide. Tilly is part of the Buddhist art collectives including Dakini as Art (creative sister to the Yogini Project). As a writer her areas of interest extend far beyond her Buddhist roots. She enjoys exploring the philosophical and spiritual depths in local narratives and mythologies on both a micro and macro level and challenging fixed mindsets, opening the mind to deeper reflection on the world around us.
Find me in the creative collective of Dakini as Art. In galleries from Santa Barbara to Hong Kong and articles in Buddhistdoor Global and Danish Levekunst ("Live art")
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“Those who see this script will not experience the three lower realms and will be liberated from the fear of falling into the lower realms; will be purified of the five poisons and freed from the results of one’s karma; will be freed from the fear of remaining in samsara.” — Terton Migyur Dorje
* "Dharma is our own reality that we seek to understand fully, to open to fully. Dharma, therefore, also consists of those methods and the teaching of those methods that are the arts and sciences which enable us to open ourselves. The practices that we do, which will open us, which follow those teachings, which implement them in our lives, in our practice, and in our performance, which deploy those arts-they are also Dharma." Robert Thurman