Monday, Dec 7, 2020 at 11:00am
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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
Seniors: $14.00 (Free every first Thursday of the month)
Visitors with disabilities: $14.00 (care partner free of charge)
Children (12 and younger): Free
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m: Free
For Timed Entry Tickets click here
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
WEBINAR hosted by Chinatown Manpower (conducted in Mandarin Chinese)
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern Time