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Inside the Mandala

A Virtual Gala

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Enter the portal of the Rubin Museum and celebrate the timeless wisdom of Himalayan art at our first virtual gala! During this special evening fundraiser you’ll explore the mandala—awakening the mind, body, and heart while opening doors to our inner world to better navigate the outer world.

Journey with guest artists who take inspiration from the four main rooms of the mandala palace.

Guests include artist Laurie Anderson, integrative medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra MD, author of Emotional Intelligence Dr. Daniel Goleman, teachers and lineage holders Mingyur Rinpoche and Ponlop Rinpoche, drum performer Sivamani, choreographer Preeti Vasudevan, neuroscience researcher Ana Lucia Valencia, emotion scientist Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary and her family, and Rubin Museum teaching artist Erin Reid.

Embrace your emotions through performances, rituals, and insights from some of our favorite artists, practitioners, and scientists.

Open doors to a Rubin yet to come, as we invite you to witness how the Museum’s third floor—with a mandala-inspired design—will become a center of emotional learning, art, and inspiration for children and adults alike.

With your generosity, the Rubin will evolve in the coming year so we can continue our mission of sharing the transformative power of Himalayan art, ideas, and culture.

This fundraiser is free to attend.

Inside the Mandala Sponsors


New York Life

Shelley and Donald Rubin


Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell

Agnes Gund

Hongwei Li


Zhiguan Museum of Fine Art


Daphne and John Cunningham

Noah P. Dorsky

Douglas Durst

Gerry Ohrstrom

Mark A. Norell and Vivian Pan

Neera and Deepak Raj

Eric and Alexandra SchoenbergӬ

Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram


Sara and Joseph Bedrick

Stephen and Sharon Davies

Karen Dorsky

Jon and Rachel Edelson

Eric and Laura Naison-Phillips

PFK O’Connor Davies, LLP

Ramaa and Harish Raghavan

Usha and Parag Saxena

Joyce Dubensky and Phil Segal

Eileen Caulfield Schwab


Artwork: Sarvavid Vairochana Mandala; Tibet; 17th century; ground mineral pigment on cotton; Rubin Museum of Art; Gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.346 (HAR 773)