Monday Morning Meditations

Looking at the serene sculptures of The Buddha, and practising a little meditation was a good experience for my not-so-quiet and not- at-all meditative students. The Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, now the Chattrapati Shivaji Mahasanghralay has a good collection of Buddhist sculptures, and I was able to point out the various details of the sculptures- his calm smile, his delicate hands bent in different mudras, his thin robe and long ears. The students then drew their own Buddhas, now with a better understanding of the symbolism behind the sculptures.

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