An exhibit highlighting items in the Libraries’ collections relating to Buddhism, the Dalai Lama and Tibetan and Thai tradition is now on display at the Walter Havighurst Special Collections.
Siamese Dream Book, Early to mid-19th century.
The exhibit has several related themes. The teachings of the Buddha are illustrated with images and books from the Instructional Materials Center. The section on the Dalai Lama features selected books by His Holiness from King Library’s circulating collection. Buddhism in North American and Southwestern Ohio include newsletters, photographs, and popular magazines with a Western perspective on Buddhism. Also on display are folding books from Thailand, which are found in Buddhist monasteries.
Thai Astrological Manuscript, Mid- to late-19th century.
Books on dreams, astrology and fortune telling are also on display. The exhibit runs through the end of December.
More information can be found on the Special Collections website.