A moment of zen: Rubin Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist shrine room goes digital

The Rubin Museum of Arts Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room The Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Arts Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an oasis of calm in a typically bustling New York City, is now accessible online to “offer a glimpse of the transformative power of these objects [by] bringing the meditative art and sounds of the room into peoples homes”, says Jorrit Britschgi, the museums executive director. The immersive installation, a visitor favourite that reimagines an exceptional Tibetan household shrine with artefacts from the museums collection, is available as a two-hour stream complete with flickering dharma lamps and ruminative chanting by Buddhist monks and nuns. The collection of devotional objects, including vajras and bells, ritual mandalas and other objects dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries, conveys stories of tantric Buddhist teachings of perseverance and tranquility. The room is a “space for reflection and contemplation amidst the chaos of the world, and such spaces are needed now more than ever”, Britschgi says. “Himalayan art contains powerful tools for shifting perspectives, which can help us navigate our lives, especially in moments of crisis. Whether you know anything about the art or Read More – Source

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