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NYC – Chelsea – Rubin Art Museum

NYC – Chelsea – Rubin Art Museum

Chelsea is known for its art galleries, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife that cater to an energetic crowd. It is home to numerous galleries, with the epicenter of the art scene out on 10th and 11th avenues.  and the area of West Chelsea  has become a new global center of contemporary art, home to over 200 art galleries.  Along with the art galleries, Chelsea is home to the Rubin Museum of Art, with a focus on Himalayan art.

There are delightful discoveries at the Rubin Museum of Art. The exhibitions represent a splendid diversity of Asia’s cultures, regions, and iconography – beautifully curated and exhibited in creative and innovative ways, including through the vehicles of community events and multimedia presentations. The museum’s permanent collection of art from the Himalayan region is expertly documented and engaging and there is always something new to learn about and enjoy.

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Prayer Wheel

The effect is created by handmade kaleidoscopes that are mounted on the camera lens and built with glass and crystals from the region. By allowing natural light to filter in, the resulting images evoke an inverted triangle, a symbol in Tibetan Buddhism that represents the search for equilibrium and equanimity.

 

Visitors can also enter the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by a traditional shrine that would be used for offering, devotion, prayer, and contemplation. Art and ritual objects are presented as they would be in an elaborate household shrine.

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Torma

Torma are made using flour and butter which are shaped in a tower of sorts.
The Torma is covered with a coat of melted butter which is sometimes colored. It may then be decorated with flowers, precious stones, and other auspicious objects.

Sometimes they are put onto wooden panels or figures made of bamboo frames covered with yak leather

BELL A bell is often paired with the vajra and is used in tantric practices.img_3293 It is also an attribute of tantric masters and deities. It generally symbolizes wisdom, the feminine aspect of enlightenment, and its ring is said to be the sound of emptiness A bell is often paired with the vajra and is used in tantric practices. It is also an attribute of tantric masters and deities. It generally symbolizes wisdom, the feminine aspect of enlightenment, and its ring is said to be the sound of emptiness #3293

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A bell is often used in tantric practices.img. It is also an attribute of tantric masters and deities. It generally symbolizes wisdom, the feminine aspect of enlightenment, and its ring is said to be the sound of emptiness

 

WRATHFUL DEITIES Recognized by flaming hair, bulging eyes, fangs, and garlands of severed heads, these deities serve as protectors of Buddhist teachings.

WRATHFUL DEITIES Recognized by flaming hair, bulging eyes, fangs, and garlands of severed heads, these deities serve as protectors of Buddhist teachings.

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FEMALE DEITIES Bodhisattvas and tantric deities can be depicted in female form. Just like their male counterparts they embody enlightened qualities and can be both peaceful and wrathful in appearance.#3294

 

 

 

 

We will end with some music

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