Close up of head of Kali

enlightenment to revolution 

Listen to recordings from the Tantra exhibition below.

Human remains in Tibetan Buddhism today

Members of the Tibetan community discuss their personal perspectives on, and experiences of, Tantra, the use of human remains in Tibetan Buddhism and what these objects mean to them. 

1. Venerable Geshe Lhakdor, former religious assistant and translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

2. Lochoe and Dhondup Samten, members of the Tibetan community in London

3. Tenzin Choephel, former member of a Buddhist monastery, now instructor of Tibetan language in London

4. Thupten Kelsang, from Oxford University, focusing on Tibetan collections in museums across the UK

The Chöd ritual and human remains

1. Abbreviated version of the Chöd ritual performed by Tibetan monk Lama Rinzin

2. Ayesha Fuentes, scholar of Tibetan human remains, The School of Oriental and African Studies, London

This short film evokes a temple dedicated to Tantric goddesses known as Yoginis