Our human perception confines us to our present worldview and our linear experience of time. However, scientific and Buddhist perspectives offer other ways to understand our world and imagine the possibilities if we could rethink our relationship to time.
This video is presented at the Rubin Museum of Art as a part of the exhibition The Second Buddha: Master of Time. The Second Buddha brings together 41 works of art from the 13th to the 20th century along with interactive technology. Central themes in the exhibition include the interconnected nature of the past and future, constructing cultural identity, and projecting teachings into the future.
Support for The Second Buddha: Master of Time is made possible in part by Bob and Lois Baylis, The Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Barbara Bowman, Lisina M. Hoch, and contributors to the 2018 Exhibitions Fund. The Second Buddha: Master of Time is organized by The Rubin Museum of Art and The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College.
People often visit Japan’s Buddhist temples for their stately architecture and Zen gardens. But there is a whole other realm of natural art to be found inside—or rather, on—these historic temple walls.