Blessing Ceremony

On May 14, 2022, the National Museum of Asian Art hosted a blessing ceremony for Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, organized with the Cambodian community. Led by two monks from the Cambodian Buddhist temple Watt Buddhacheya Mongkol in Woodbridge, Virginia, the ceremony uses practices such as chanting, sprinkling water, and specific hand gestures to confer protection and good luck.