Holiday season is in full swing! If you’re still crossing names off your shopping list or looking to treat yourself for the new year, you’re sure to find unique, mindful gifts at the Rubin.
Browse our holiday shopping guide and find the perfect present, inspired by the Rubin’s exhibitions and programs. All purchases help support the Museum.
Tickets to a mindfulness writing workshop
Start the year on the right page. Workshop attendees will find inspiration and renewal by combining mindfulness meditation with creative writing, led by writer and Parabola journal editor, Tracy Cochran. Reflect on the richness of the mind and your internal state of affairs as we enter 2018. No experience is necessary.
January 17, 2018; 7:00–8:30 PM
Enrich your gift with a mindfulness journal
Inspiring words deserve an inspiring home. Find a journal to go with writing workshop tickets in the Rubin Museum Shop. Take your pick of notebooks with beautiful covers, some designed to aid mindfulness while writing. You can also pick up the latest copy of Parabola, to explore the world’s wisdom traditions from diverse perspectives and get the mind moving before attending the workshop.
All journals available in the Rubin Shop; some available online.
Guides to life by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometimes the simplest questions are the most challenging. How do you sit? How do you eat? How do you love? Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh takes readers back to basics with these brief but illuminating books. Learn ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine, and ultimately, how to lead a more fulfilling life.
How to Love,How to Eat, and other Thich Nhat Hanh classics are available online, and many more are available in the Rubin Shop.
Enrich your gift with tickets to see the documentary Walk With Me
Looking for more inspiration? Join us for a screening of Walk With Me, a cinematic journey into the world of Thich Nhat Hanh and his Plum Village retreat in rural France. Filmed over three years with unprecedented access, the immersive film is a meditation on a community of people who have given up all their possessions in order to lead a monastic life.
Screenings held on Fridays in January.
Toys that encourage kids to unplug
For kids today, screen time is unavoidable. With a mindfulness coloring book, handcrafted stuffed animal, or any other gift from the Rubin Shop, you’ll inspire the kids in your life to find time to unplug and connect with family and friends beyond the screen.
Browse gifts for kids online or in the Rubin Shop.
Enrich your gift with tickets to a Mindfulness for Families workshop
Give a present to mom and dad too. In this workshop series, parents and kids explore the tenets of mindfulness and learn how to apply them in everyday family interactions. The January session focuses on the concept of responding versus reacting.
Next workshop: Sunday, January 14, 2018; 7:00–8:30 PM
Tickets begin at $50
Art exhibitions galore: enjoy unlimited Museum visits with membership
Perfect for inquisitive minds, a membership to the Rubin Museum is the gift that keeps on giving. With unlimited visits to the Rubin, members can see the newly opened exhibition, Sacred Spaces: The Road To…, or the photography exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame and the immersive installations of The World Is Sound before they close in January 2018. Members can return later in the year to see the upcoming exhibitions The Second Buddha: Master of Time and A Lost Future. Other membership perks include discounts on all program tickets, free weekly meditation sessions, and invitations to special events.
Purchase a Rubin Museum membership.
Memberships begin at $65
Enrich your gift with limited-time, exhibition-inspired gift items
Find the perfect complement to the Museum’s exhibitions in the Rubin Shop. Give a book by photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, a chime and exhibition postcards inspired by The World Is Sound, or a stunning hourglass that evokes the theme of the future, which will be explored in 2018 exhibitions.
Browse exhibition-inspired items online. Other unique gifts can be found in the Rubin Shop.
Tickets to a New Year’s mind/body experience
Give the gift of tuning the mind and body. On Friday, January 5, ticket holders can experience modern and traditional methods of sound healing through music in a sound bath hosted by Lavender Suarez.
Friday, January 5, 2018; 7:00–8:30 PM
Tickets start at $40
Know someone who needs to catch their breath? In Breathe and Balance on Wednesday, January 10, Sara Clark will guide workshop participants through the ancient practice of pranayama and vinyasa yoga, followed by an immersive sound bath experience with Basia Blonska.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018; 7:00–8:30 PM
Tickets start at $35
Enrich your gift with a singing bowl to take home
What does peacefulness sound like? Give a singing bowl to encourage new forms of listening and meditation from the comfort of home. Available in a variety of colors, materials, and sounds.
Singing bowls available online and in the Rubin Shop.
For more gift ideas, browse the Rubin Shop online and in person.
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