Breathe-In at Canary Wharf
Mandala Lab, London Opening
Saturday, September 16, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us in Union Square at Canary Wharf on Saturday, 16 September, to celebrate the opening of the Mandala Lab, London. The Mandala Lab will be open noon—18:45 with a free evening program outside the lab beginning at 19:00. Recommended latest arrival time is 18:00 to experience inside the Mandala Lab prior to the program. Visitors will be ushered outside the Mandala Lab at 18:45 PM to enjoy the program.
The free evening program will include an outdoor sound experience of a live gong-and-water improvisation by Dame Evelyn Glennie at 19:00, followed at sundown by London’s first-ever Breathe-In guided by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Khen Rinpoche Hungtrampa, a synchronized participatory breathing meditation to help invoke a baseline for well-being. Neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart will outline the health and social benefits of the breathing pace generated by the Lab.
This event will take place rain or shine.
Learn what can happen when you breathe in synch with others.
Hear Evelyn Glennie talk about embodying sound.
About the artist
Dame Evelyn Glennie is one of the world’s premier solo percussionists, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors, and artists. A double GRAMMY award winner and BAFTA nominee, Evelyn is also a composer for film, theatre, and television. She has just launched a new charitable foundation in order to continue her life-long mission to “teach the world to listen.” It brings her distinctive listening practices, her legacy, and her vast career archive together to inspire active, receptive listening, helping to create a society where communication and social cohesion are improved by the act of listening
Mandala Lab Photograph by Javier de Paz Garcia
The Mandala Lab, London is presented as part of the 2023 the London Design Festival.
The first traveling Mandala Lab was commissioned by The Wellbeing Project as part of the artistic programming for the 2022 Wellbeing Summit in Bilbao, generously supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global.
Lead support of the Mandala Lab is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Barbara Bowman, Fred Eychaner, Noah P. Dorsky, Agnes Gund, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.
Major support is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Sara and Joseph Bedrick, Anne and Albert Chao, Con Edison, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, DeWitt Stern, Karen Dorsky, Jack Lampl, Max Meehan, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Sarah and Craig Richardson, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Tsherin Sherpa, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, New York Life Insurance Company, and New York Life.
The Mandala Lab multiyear initiative is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
The Mandala Lab multiyear initiative is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mandala Lab London’s campaign is underway and our supporter list is in formation.
This event is SOLD OUT.
Walk-ups are welcome as capacity allows.
Didn’t get a ticket? The Mandala Lab is open daily 16 September—25 November.
Learn more about our hours here.