The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama is a multi-media art exhibition that brings together 88 respected artists representing 30 countries. With the full life of the Dalai Lama as inspiration, the intention for this project is to shift the world’s attention towards peace.

→ View a video introduction to The Missing Peace.

→ Gaku Okubo’s short clip of deSoto’s Paranirvana inflating

→ 2012 Art Auction at Root Division by Tashi Wangchuk

“Peace starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.” – His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama,1989 Nobel Laureate for Peace

Among the participating artists are Richard Avedon, Ken Aptekar, Laurie Anderson, Guy Buffet, Michal Rovner, Adam Fuss, Jenny Holzer, Katarina Wong and Bill Viola.

Katarina Wong writes: My fingerprint project is based on an idea that His Holiness talks about, namely that despite dispersal, people can still find unity. Specifically, I was playing with the concept of interdependent arising—that all phenomena (people, things, ideas) are inter-related and dependent. For me that means that despite the fact that I no longer live near many of my good friends, we are as much a part of each other—and even hold parts of each other’s very identity—in our experience, memory and feelings for one another.

The responsibility is ours to become co-creators of a better world.