Divine Inspiration

In Tibetan buddhism, a mandala is a diagram depicting the relationships between man, world and divinity. Painstakingly painted with dyed sand, the circle and the square reflecting the diversity of the universe are connected by a central point, representing the highest goal in a spiritual quest. Since Buddhism began spreading from India to Tibet in the 7th century, religion has been deeply rooted in Tibetan culture and civilization. Rich in symbols, metaphors and allegories, the art too is exclusively sacred in nature, and to the devout the images retain their divine powers even when on display. Like a mandala, the exhibit...