Just as a reminder, the Sackler Gallery’s extraordinary exhibit of Tibetan culture “In the Realm of the Buddha” closes July 18. The exhibit includes a shrine room with hundreds of superb works of Buddhist art created between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries, including bronze sculptures, thangkas (scroll paintings), ritual objects, textile banners, and painted furniture.
Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche consecrated the shrine when the exhibit first opened in the spring. Tenzin and I had a great time making prayer flags with some friendly musuem volunteers using the same wood blocks used to create the prayer flags for the great Bodinath stupa in Nepal.
Have you visited the exhibit? Please share your impressions with us.