sacred Kailash. With the Holy  Meru-Mountain as a Way from Hell to the Heaven.
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Is Mount Meru Still the Center of the Universe to Buddhists?: 19th Century Bhutanese Thanka of Mount Meru and the Buddhist Universe

Is Mount Meru Still the Center of the Universe to Buddhists?: 19th Century Bhutanese Thanka of Mount Meru and the Buddhist Universe

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A 16th century Tibetan artwork showing the twelve tracks on which the Sun revolves around Mount Meru.

A 16th century Tibetan artwork showing the twelve tracks on which the Sun revolves around Mount Meru.

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Friday, January 25, 7 pm Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.  With Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley. Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Friday, January 25, 7 pm Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. With Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley. Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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Mount Meru - Mount Meru is a sacred mountain with five peaks] in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes.

Mount Meru - Mount Meru is a sacred mountain with five peaks] in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes.

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Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru Date: 14th century Medium: Silk tapestry (kesi)
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Painting of Mount Meru as per Jain cosmology from Jain text Samghayanarayana loose-leaf manuscript;  ca. 17th century Ink, opaque-watercolor, and gold-on-paper.

Painting of Mount Meru as per Jain cosmology from Jain text Samghayanarayana loose-leaf manuscript; ca. 17th century Ink, opaque-watercolor, and gold-on-paper.

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Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru  Period:     Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) Date:     14th century Culture:     China Medium:     Silk tapestry (kesi)

Cosmological Mandala with Mount Meru Period: Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) Date: 14th century Culture: China Medium: Silk tapestry (kesi)

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