NOVEMBER 15 2023 - JANUARY 15 2024 VERNISSAGE - NOVEMBER 15 2023 18-22
Explore an exhibition of Nepalese yantras, ancient meditation tools and symbolic art, showcasing their spiritual and historical significance
We are thrilled to announce an exhibition of contemporary yantras, brought directly from the mystical lands of Nepal. This unique event is a rare opportunity for spiritual enthusiasts, art lovers, and cultural explorers alike!
Yantras are ancient geometric designs deeply rooted in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions. Revered for centuries, these sacred diagrams are more than mere art; they are tools for meditation, spiritual insight, and the balancing of chakras. Yantras are mystical diagrams that represent the universe. Each yantra is a unique composition of geometric shapes and patterns, meticulously crafted to be visually symmetrical and spiritually significant. These shapes are symbolic representations of cosmic energies and principles. The history of yantras stretches back to ancient times, where they were used as powerful tools for meditation, invoking divine energies, and as aids in spiritual development. The tradition of creating and using yantras has been passed down through generations, evolving yet retaining its profound essence.
From a psychological perspective, the intricate designs of yantras can be used as tools in meditation to aid concentration and focus. The act of focusing on a yantra can lead to altered states of consciousness or trance states, which can have various psychological effects. Some studies suggest that the visual stimulation provided by the geometric patterns of yantras can affect the brain's neural pathways. The repetitive and symmetrical nature of these patterns may induce a calming effect, potentially influencing brainwave activity.
In Nepal, yantras are used in both Hindu and Buddhist practices. They serve as tools for meditation, as talismans for protection, and as aids in spiritual rituals. The designs and usage can vary depending on whether they are used within a Hindu or Buddhist context. Nepalese yantras often incorporate elements from local shamanistic and animistic traditions, making them distinct in their symbolism and usage.
This exhibition showcases how contemporary Nepalese artisans have embraced this ancient art form, infusing it with their own creativity while respecting its sacred roots. Each piece is a testament to the enduring relevance of yantras in today's world.
Each yantra on display is available for purchase, offering you the opportunity to bring this sacred and powerful art into your personal space.