Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle.” The mandala, one of Himalayan Buddhism’s most ubiquitous symbols, is created as an artistic aid for meditation. Depicting a realm that is both complex and sacred, the mandala is a visualization tool meant to advance practitioners toward a state of enlightenment. The exhibition explores the various manifestations of these objects, simultaneous explaining their symbolism, describing how they fulfill their intended function, and demonstrating their correlation to our physical reality.
The museum is 571 S. Kilgo Circle. For more information call (404) 727-4282 or visit carlos.emory.edu.