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Mindfulness has become a key component in contemporary life, teaching us to focus inward through an awareness of our breathing, thoughts, and immediate surroundings. This practice reduces stress, induces relaxation, and calms the mind. Shown here are objects from our South Asian collection that represent and inspire mindfulness, offering a few moments of tranquility in these uncertain times.

Online Exhibition

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Explore objects that represent and inspire mindfulness.

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Learn all about this bronze sculpture of Tara, a Buddhist goddess of compassion.


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