Himalayan art is good at telling stories. Like Aesop's fables, many of these stories contain lessons about leading a good life, focusing on the importance of kindness, generosity and compassion.

Discover some of the stories as you explore pictures by looking, thinking and questioning.



Garland of Stories
Stories of Buddha's past lives.
Magical Animals
Creatures to color and explore.
Exploring a Painting
What's going on in this picture?

The Golden Deer
The courage to help others.
Asanga's Search
The importance of patience and kindness.
The Brave Lion
A magical and heroic protector.
The Buddha's Challenge
Look carefully and you'll find a story.

 

 

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