The Institute of Oriental Philosophy
IOP Organizes "Buddhist Sūtras: A Universal Spiritual Heritage
--Manuscripts and Iconography of the Lotus Sūtra" Exhibition in Rennes
On October 21, 2017, the tour exhibition of “Buddhist Sūtras: A Universal Spiritual Heritage―Manuscripts and Iconography of the Lotus Sūtra” was launched at Centre Culturel Bouddhique de Rennes in northwestern France.The exhibition has broader scope into Buddhism itself based on items of “The Lotus Sutra―A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence” exhibition. The Institute of Buddhist Studies in France collaborated in producing the panels with The Institute of Oriental Philosophy. Centre Culturel Bouddhique de Rennes, an organizer of the exhibition, was established in 2011 to provide opportunities for the general public to expose to Buddhism through its culture and practices, and to develop the exchanges of West and East. At the center, people join activities of Buddhist practice and meditation courses organized by some associations.
On opening day, many guests attended the commemorating seminar entitled, ‘Values That Buddhism Expresses’ given by:
Mr. Dominique Trotignon (Director of The Institute of Buddhist Studies) on