The Exhibition
of Tibetan Art
in Bratislava

Prolonged till 22.3.

Green Tara

About the title

Space and Joy are two inseparable aspects of mind. The space (of mind) is unlimited and indestructible, which leads to natural qualities (of mind) – joy, fearlessness and love. Individual statues, thangkas and ritual objects represent such qualities.

The more we see the things as being full of meaning, potential and beauty, the closer we are to the absolute truth.

Lama Ole Nydahl
Diamond Holder, tib. Dorje Chang
Diamond Holder, tib. Dorje Chang. An important Buddha form within the Karma-Kagju linage of Tibetan Buddhism. Representing the enlightened mind of the Lama, in his hands he holds a dorje and a bell, symbols of Space and Joy.


The exhibition consists of over 180 statues, thangkas and ritual objects. The statues were made in Tibet, Nepal and India and they all carry the heritage of a more than 2550-years old culture. It is very rare for the general public to meet with such artifacts. However, there is something even more exceptional about them. They are not just exhibits. These masterpieces of art are used daily to support meditational practice of their owners. All exhibits have been carefully checked according to their correct iconography and iconometry as it is described in the classical Indian and Tibetan scriptures. Thus they are artifacts beyond the boundary of art.

Marpa Chokyi Lodro, called also the Great Translator
Marpa Chokyi Lodro, called also the Great Translator, tib. Lotsawa (1012 - 1097). A Tibetan farmer, scholar and meditation master, he was a key personality in reintroducing Buddhism into Tibet after the period of decline. He made three journeys into India for obtaining the teachings of Buddha and bringing them to Tibet. He was the first Tibetan Kagyu Lineage holder and the teacher of Milarepa.

Exhibition Program

You are heartly welcome to visit the exhibition of Tibetan art Space and Joy, now prolonged till 22 March!

The exhibition is open everyday except Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last entry time is 4:30 p.m.

The exhibition also features a rich side program.

Show the exhibition program

The program is subject to change. Please see our website for updates.

The Exhibition Side Program


  • Guided tours every day except Monday, starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Guided meditations every day except Monday, at 4 p.m.
  • Lectures of Diamond Way Buddhism teachers every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.


  • Screening of movies with the topic of Buddhism every Saturday at 3 p.m.

Creative workshops

  • Tsa-tsa workshop for visitors every Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

A Travelling Exhibition

This exhibition has traveled through several European cities. Each city provided different venues and conditions for the installation. The exhibition was adapted to each of them and created a unique experience each time. It had a different form in London, different in Budapest, in Innsbruck and will have a different form in Bratislava.

International team

The organization of the exhibition is provided by an international team which consists of Tibetan art specialists. In cooperation with Slovak organizers, they create the concept of the exhibition and will also supervise the final installation of the exhibition.

The Slovak National Museum

The exhibition takes place at the Slovak National Museum (SNM) in Bratislava. The Museum is also the co-organizer of the exhibition.

The exhibition is part of the SNM program.
Opening hours and entrance fees are regular.

The Harminc Hall

The exhibition will be installed in the exclusive setting of the Harminc Hall on the area over 350 m2. The exhibition will be open for the general public within the opening hours of the museum, while there will be also side activities going on. On particular days, the side program will continue also beyond the regular opening hours of the museum.

Support Options

Though the exhibition is being supervised by international expert guarantors, in Slovakia, as well as in other countries, it is created by the inspired activity of idealistic lay people. We are therefore looking for sponsors – enterprises or private persons, who could help us to acquire the financial means necessary for realization of the project.

The overall budget for the project is preliminary assumed to be 20-thousand euro.

You can contribute:

  • By a bank transfer – more information here.
    Please select “Vystava 2015” as the purpose of the donation.

Sponsorship benefits

In addition to the pleasant feeling of fulfillment acquired from supporting of a good thing, we offer the possibility to present you and your company on selected media (according to contract):

  • Citylights
  • Billboards
  • Online banners
  • Exhibition catalogue
  • Exhibition leaflets
  • Rollup in the entrance hall of the museum


Diamond Way Buddhism of the Karma Kagyu tradition

Diamondway Buddhism Association - Karma Kagyu

Civic association dealing with activities concerning the development of the Diamond Way Buddhism in Slovakia.

Postal address:
Moskovska 21, 811 08  Bratislava

Slovak National Museum

Slovak National Museum

The Slovak National Museum is the top state institution responsible for preparing museum collections, facilitating scientific research and organizing cultural and educational events in this field in the Slovak Republic.

Expert guarantor

Buddhismus Stiftung Diamantweg

Buddhismus Stiftung Diamantweg

The Diamond Way Buddhism Foundation is an international non-profit organization preserving Buddha's timeless wisdom in the West and making it available to modern people in their everyday lives. The home country of the Foundation is Germany.