An Exhibition That Takes Us To The Heart Of Tibetan Meditation

August 24, 2014 2:29 PM

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An Exhibition That Takes Us To The Heart Of Tibetan Meditation

Tibetan Buddhist deity Sarvavid Vairocana, also referred to as the All-knowing Buddha, embodies a visualization practice that is said to lead meditators to enlightenment. Typically taught as an oral tradition by experienced teachers, the visualization practice comes alive this October in an exhibition of sacred Buddhist art at the Rubin Museum in New York City.

"The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide" is a collection of 54 paintings and accompanying sculptures that illustrate a step-by-step guide to the ritual process of visualization. The exhibition brings together Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese works collected by a European missionary in Inner Mongolia d...

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