The Kalpa Group – Corporate

kalpa – [Sanskrit] an aeon; a vast period of time in the universe’s cosmic cycle of creation and dissolution.
An independent company, the Kalpa Group supports the work of individual scholars and professionals across a wide research spectrum. It helps to explore pioneering ideas and harness their full business, academic and cultural potential, facilitating a rich, interdisciplinary collaboration between specialists in diverse fields. With the freedom and resources to choose quickly and fund flexibly, the Kalpa Group is able to fill gaps in funding research and to make innovative projects happen.

The Bön Project

The Kalpa Group funds a range of projects that represent and uphold the diversity of the Bön religion of Tibet, as well as supporting communities where the Bön religion is still practised. The project is the result of a complex programme of cultural preservation organised by Loel Guinness and Charles Ramble, a Bön expert at the University of Oxford, with the aim of promoting the Bön tradition in an international forum.

A Decade of Achievements
In conformity with its holistic approach to research,all the components in the Bon project are discrete entities that mutually reinforce one another, and all have yielded clear results within the first decade.The next ten years will see a continuation of certain projects, while others will lay the foundations for new departures.

The Leonardo da Vinci Project

Scientific art investigation continues to expand our knowledge of both artworks and their creators, and the Kalpa Group is committed to encouraging new forms of scientific cultural research. One of the foremost exponents in the emerging field of art and architectural diagnostics is Dr. Maurizio Seracini who, since the 1970s, has devoted himself to researching Florence’s cultural heritage and pioneering new technological methods through his company, Editech.

In research funded by the Kalpa Group, Dr Seracini has concentrated on several of Leonordo’s major works, as well as one of the key buildings of the Renaissance, the Palazzo Vecchio, a building Leonardo knew intimately.