“Dharma Series” is about perception. Seeing beyond a first impression, then presenting it from a gentle, inclusive place. That is what makes it more than art. It is a living process- a discovery of who one is and how we see in any place, any context, at any time, and with any one. That is what makes this series, in life and in art, an ongoing work in the practice of Dharma.
The present collection has emerged from my impressions and experiences of the Tibetan community and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala. Craftspeople absorbed in the precision of detail, nuns in confident debate, the elderly at prayer, the inclusive ritual of tea are just a small spectrum of a vast community in exile. A community remarkably touched by the persevering guidance and gentle grace of His Holiness, the XIVth Dalai Lama.
[On the Occasion of the Teaching of His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama, The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama & Ashok Hotel present “Dharma Series”- An Exhibition of Photoart by Naina Kapur, March 2010]