Lung-Ta: Prayer Flags for Positive Energy and Transformation in the New Year | Himalayan Heritage
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000 Price: Free with RSVP
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Welcome to 2019! In the Himalayas, the New Year comes with lots of celebration and symbolism, including traditions like hanging prayer flags to bring forth good luck and blessings. It is believed that when a prayer flag is blown by the wind, the prayers purify the environment and help bring peace to the world.
Inspired by the collective spirit of Tibetan prayer flags and the anonymity of public spaces, artist Candy Chang, in collaboration with James A. Reeves, asks Rubin Museum visitors to engage with their community by sharing their anxieties or hopes on a card. For nearly a year, these responses have been collected and displayed on the Spiral Wall, creating an ever-evolving dialogue between participants and the public and reflecting the emotional barometer of our visitors. Both of the artists will be on hand to share their work on A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful over the past year.
Contribute your own hopes and anxieties and learn about the symbolism of prayer flags. Ven. Geshe Tashi Dorje will chant Mani mantra and offer blessings so participants can take home a blessed prayer flag to usher in an auspicious new year!Buy tickets/get more info now