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Book Signing with Kimberly Brown

Navigating Grief and Loss: 25 Buddhist Practices to Keep Your Heart Open to Yourself and Others

Friday, November 4, 2022
6:00 PM–8:30 PM

Join author and meditation teacher Kimberly Brown to celebrate the release of her book, Navigating Grief and Loss: 25 Buddhist Practices to Keep Your Heart Open to Yourself and Others. Copies will be available for purchase at the Rubin Museum shop ($19.95, Member price $17.95). Meet the author and have your copy signed, all while enjoying the ambiance of the Rubin’s free K2 Friday Night program!

About the Book:

A trusted meditation teacher shares effective and traditional tools of kindness and wisdom in this personal and useful guide to caring for yourself after loss.

Navigating Grief and Loss is a book for anyone who’s experienced the pain of mourning, who’s struggled to find a job, who is devastated by a bad breakup—yearning to rest, feel understood, and believe in themselves and the future. It’s a guidebook filled with relatable stories and practical meditations to help navigate the profound experience of death and loss, be it an elderly parent succumbing to a lingering illness, the shock following a tragic accident, a divorce after years of conflict, or euthanasia of a beloved pet.

Filled with traditional Buddhist wisdom into the nature of life, each short chapter honestly describes a personal experience dealing with death or grief—staying at a hospice facility at a mother’s bedside, feeling frustrated by the options for a terminally ill friend, or dealing with difficult family members in the midst of a crisis. Chapters are followed by compassionate and mindful practices—meditations, exercises, or contemplations that readers can use to discover insights and truths and bring comfort and friendship to their own struggles and sorrow

About the Author:

Kimberly Brown

For over a decade, Kimberly Brown has offered classes and retreats that emphasize the power of compassion and kindness meditation to reconnect us to ourselves and others. Her teachings provide an approachable pathway to personal and collective well-being through effective and modern techniques based on traditional practices. She studies in both the Tibetan and Insight schools of Buddhism and is a certified mindfulness instructor.

Kimberly Brown is the author of Navigating Grief And Loss: 25 Buddhist Practices To Keep Your Heart Open To Yourself And Others, and Steady, Calm, and Brave: Buddhist 25 Practices for Wisdom and Resilience in a Crisis which will be reissued in January 2023 by Prometheus Books. She regularly leads meditation sessions during the Rubin Museum’s Mindfulness Meditation program on Mondays.

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Andres Mata, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, Inc., The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

Public funds are provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Public funds are provided by New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature..

the pierre and tana matisse foundation Prospect Hill Foundation

Free with K2 Admission