The greatest artist is one who expresses what is felt by everybody.

Lama Govinda

Lama Govinda was born as Ernst Lothar Hoffmann in the kingdom of Saxony nowadays Germany. At the age of 16 he became interested in the study of different religions and published a few years later his first book, “ The basic Ideas of Buddhism and its relationship to Ideas of God “.

Shortly after the First World War, Ernst Hoffmann went to Capri, Italy, an international artist colony of its time. In Capri he became deeply involved with Buddhism and painting.


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