What is the Lotus Sutra Exhibition?
“The Lotus Sutra — A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence” Exhibition is jointly organised by The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (Japan), Dunhuang Academy (China), and Singapore Soka Association; and supported by The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Indian Culture. Singapore is the 16th country to host this international exhibition.
The Lotus Sutra Exhibition shares how Buddhism, originating from India spread to the rest of Asia and other parts of the world. In particular, it highlights the history, importance and wide acceptance of the Lotus Sutra among the Buddhist scriptures. Rare manuscript replicas, artifacts and documents are also showcased at the exhibition.
The Lotus Sutra Exhibition will feature a facsimile collection of manuscripts ranging from xylographs, palm leaf and birch bark to paper as materials and form of manuscripts evolved along the years. These manuscripts, surviving through a dramatic passage of time and perils of war, are priceless jewels of Oriental history and culture.
First launched in Hong Kong since 2006, the Lotus Sutra Exhibition has been held in many countries and territories around the world, including Macao, India, Spain, Nepal, Brazil, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Argentina, South Korea, Peru and Thailand.