The Rubin Museum in New York City recently opened its exhibition “Healing Experiences: Stories from Himalayan Americans”.
After 2 years since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the exhibition was held with the contents revolving around the different experiences and healing methods in Tibetan Buddhism to get a balance for the 3 mental, physical and emotional aspects of each individual.
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A collection of 25 objects from the Rubin Museum, along with personal stories and experiences from Himalayan Americans captured in audio recordings, are on display at this exhibit. The arts contain many traditional Himalayan practices and forms of healing such as rituals, prayers, meditation and medicinal treatments. Such traditions have been effectively converted and applied in today’s world.
In addition, with a theme focusing on prevention, cure and longevity, the exhibition inspires visitors, making them reflect on their own healing journey.
In a press release, Michelle Bennett – Simorella, Curator and Collections Director, and organizer of the exhibition, said: “Healing means confronting and transforming suffering. , while helping the mind and body return to a state of balance. It can be an incredibly difficult process at times, but it helps us to better understand ourselves, others, and the world around us. This exhibition focuses on exploring the benefits that Tibetan Buddhist healing methods bring to each individual and to the community as a whole.”
The Rubin Museum made this event in partnership with the Asian American and Himalayan American Community Advisory Group, which includes medical professionals, spiritual leaders, and social activists. societies, educators, and therapists as well as those interested in the combination of art, therapy, and activism. The exhibition will last until January 16, 2023.