Conserving the Diamond Sutra
The British Library recently completed a decade-long project to conserve the oldest dated printed book in the work, a scroll copy in Chinese of the Buddhist text, The Diamond Sutra from the Silk Road town of Dunhuang dated to May 868. This short film, made by the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, tells of the story of the sutra scroll, its science and its conservation.
Donor Profile: PK Lom Pabhassaro
The Venerable Phra Kru Samu Lom from the Buddhapadipa Temple in Wimbledon, London, introduces his life at the temple and his support for the International Dunhuang Project at the British Library, enabling the project to digitise and make freely accessible online Buddhist manuscripts from a Library Cave at the Silk Road town of Dunhuang.
Read more about sponsoring the digitisation of a sutra
More films made by IDP are available on our YouTube channel.