Exhibition - Charged with Buddha’s Blessings: Relics from an Ancient Stupa

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 10:00am

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

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See it to believe whether Buddhist relics and their stories have power. In 1898, excavation of a site in Piprahwa, northern India, revealed an ancient stupa with five intact reliquaries, one of which had an inscription claiming it contained the remains of the Buddha. This installation tells the story of this remarkable discovery and features the offerings of gems and gold foil ornaments that were enshrined together with the reliquaries. In essence, these items can be considered “contact relics,” imbued with the blessings of the Buddha’s corporeal remains, objects with the power to increase merit.

Curated by Elena Pakhoutova.

Charged with Buddha’s Blessings: Relics from an Ancient Stupa is supported by Tulku Tsultrim Pelgyi .

Exhibition Date:  May 31, 2019 - May 31, 2021 

Admissions: 

Adults: $19.00

Seniors: $14.00 (Free every first Thursday of the month)

Students: $14.00

Visitors with disabilities: $14.00 (care partner free of charge) 

Children (12 and younger): Free

Members: Free

Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m: Free

For Timed Entry Tickets click here

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