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“Like a Dream, an Illusion, a Drop of Dew, a Flash of Lightning”

Buddhist (Un)reality, Thought Experiments, and the “Ecological Dharma Eye” in Lu Yang's Material World Knight Game Film

Livia Monnet

Theravada and Mahayana concepts and practices it expounds and purports to enact. Thus, MWKGF questions traditional representations of samsara as well as the Mahayana concept of the illusoriness of the phenomenal world and of the self from the perspective

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Challenging Binaries in Posthuman Worlds

An Analysis of Lu Yang's The Great Adventure of Material World

Jori Snels

school of Mahayana Buddhism have influenced Lu Yang's work: the heart sutra and diamond sutra ( Pollack et al. 2021 ). These sutras explain that samsara is the endless cycle of reincarnation that humans go through, which involves an infinite suffering

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Lu Yang

An Artist in Transformation

Ari Heinrich, Livia Monnet, and Gabriel Remy-Handfield

reincarnation, another significant influence on the artist's work is religious iconography and cosmology derived from Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, Chinese Mahayana Buddhism, and Hinduism. Lu Yang first encountered Buddhism through his grandmother: Religion

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Solitude in Pixels

Lu Yang's Digital Figuration of Corporeality

Pao-chen Tang

,” but it also travels on screen through the six realms of rebirth in the traditions of Mahāyāna Buddhism—gods, demi-gods, humans, animals, hungry ghosts, and hells—across works shown in “Doku: Digital Alaya.” Alaya, which refers to the concept of ālaya