Bodhimanda Foundation

Name, RSIN, contact details

Bodhimanda Foundation 
RSIN: 850552321
Contact: info@bodhimandastichting.nl

Objective

The aim of the Bodhimanda Foundation is to preserve the collection of Buddhist sacred art and to spread knowledge in the field of the material and immaterial culture of esoteric Buddhism in the Netherlands and abroad.

Board members

Dr. Imrat Verhoeven, chairman
Mr. Anthoon Ott, secretary/treasurer
Dr. Edward de Bock, board member

Remuneration policy

The board members of the Bodhimanda Foundation receive no remuneration for their work. Expenses incurred in the exercise of the board position can be reimbursed, provided they are not excessive.

The Bodhimanda Foundation does not employ staff.

Activity report

The activities of the Bodhimanda Foundation currently consist of administering and lending objects from the collection of Buddhist sacred art and collaborating in publications about its collections.

In the past the foundation has given objects on loan for exhibitions in: the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, the Rietberg museum in Zurich, the Royal Academy in London, the Rautenstrauch-Joest museum in Cologne, and the Afrika museum in Berg en Dal.

The foundation has contributed to the following publications: 

  1. Bruijn, E.  (2011) Tibet-China & Japan, Meesterwerken uit de etnografische kunstcollectie van het Wereldmuseum – Deel II. Tibet-China & Japan, Masterpieces from the ethnographic art collection of the Wereldmuseum – Volume II. Brussels: Mercatorfonds en Wereldmuseum.

  2. Museum Rietberg Zurich (2011) Mystik. Die Sehnsucht nach dem Absoluten, Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess.

  3. Bruijn, E. (2012a) ‘Spirit Embodied: Japanese esoteric Buddhist art at the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam’, Orientations Magazine 43 (January/February), 58-65.

  4. Bruijn, E. (2012b) ‘Sacred Spaces and Secret Visions: Tibetan Buddhist Art from the Bodhimanda Foundation’, Orientations Magazine 43 (January/February), 66-72.

  5. Henss, M. (2012) ‘Sacred Spaces and Secret Visions: Tibetan Buddhist Art from the Bodhimanda Foundation’, Orientations Magazine 43 (January/February), 66-72.

  6. Ekserdjian, D. (ed.) (2012) Bronze, London: Royal Academy of Arts.

  7. Bruijn, E. (2013) ‘Door merg en been. Macabere instrumenten in het Tibetaanse tantrisme’, Bres 282, 25-29.

  8. Himmelheber, C. & Majlis, B (eds.) (2016)  Pilgrimage – Longing for bliss?, Cologne: Rautenstrauch- Joest-Museum.

  9. Grimaud, N. & Grimaud, P. (2017). Ritual daggers from the Himalayas, Sully-La-Tour; Editions Findakly.

  10. Pao-Yi, Yang (2017)  ‘Exhibition review: The world of enlightenment: constructing a sense of ritual scene’, Curator.The Museum Journal, vol. 60, issue 4, 527-549.

  11. Henss, M. (2020) Buddhist ritual art of Tibet. A handbook on ceremonial objects and ritual furnishings in the Tibetan temple, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers.

For the 2020 financial report: see here.

Condensed policy plan

The policy of the Bodhimanda Foundation aims at achieving its objective. For the time being, this consists of preserving and lending (parts of) the collection of Buddhist sacred art and of cooperating in publications about its collections.

The Bodhimanda Foundation is not for profit. The credit balance after settlement must be spent in accordance with the objective. 

For the time being, the Bodhimanda Foundation does not raise funds. In the longer-term money will be raised for specific projects from the appropriate (cultural) funds.

For the remuneration policy of the Bodhimanda Foundation see above. 

Expenses incurred in the exercise of the board position will be reimbursed, provided they are not excessive. 

The administration of the Bodhimanda Foundation is carried out by the board and the income and assets are managed by the board.