Monday, August 31, 2015

National Geographic's 'Sacred Journeys' at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

By Cara Anthony
Tashi Kylil monks from Tibet perform an opening prayer/chanting ceremony on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis in preparation for their creation of a Peace Sand Mandala at the museum, from Saturday through Tuesday. Visitors can watch as the mandala is in progress.
INDIANA---[It opened on] Saturday, “National Geographic Sacred Journeys” — a display four years in the making — tackles the topic of religion through the eyes of five children who are Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist. Christian Carron, director of collections at the museum, describes the exhibit as a “safe place for families and children to talk about religion.” Artifacts include a replica of the Shroud of Turin, a piece of linen some believe covered Jesus’ body after he was crucified, and a throne used by the Dalai Lama in Bloomington. Visitors can touch a stone from the Western Wall where Jews pray in Jerusalem, and view fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. [link]