Welcome to an online look at the Rubin Museum of Art’s Mandala: The Perfect Circle. This exhibition explores the mandala, one of Tantric Buddhism’s most widely used meditational tools. Although mandalas have been assigned any number of definitions, from magic circles to cosmic diagrams, few of these meanings are either specific or expansive enough. The exhibition seeks to both refine and deepen our understanding of the mandala, decoding its structure, meaning, and related practices.

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