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Empowering Caregivers

Mindful Looking, Conversation, and Community

Saturday, December 16, 2023
1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Join the Rubin’s community of caregivers for a free, in-person program of art and connection. Guided by art in the collection, Rubin docents and staff lead close-looking, creative exercises, and engaging discussion in the galleries. The program begins with a tour and conversation, exploring how contemporary and traditional Buddhist artworks can inspire new perspectives and pathways to empowerment. 

Participants are invited to explore the power dynamics in their own lives and open their minds to a different understanding of their own agency. We also examine concepts of interdependence and fluidity by listening to the stories and teachings of historical Buddhist figures. The tour is followed by a gathering in the Rubin’s Café Serai, where participants can enjoy complimentary refreshments and lively conversation to build connections and strengthen the caregiver community. 

This event is intended for caregivers and not for persons with dementia.


Major support for Empowering Caregivers is provided by the Mellon Foundation with additional support from The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

Join us for conversation and complimentary light refreshments in the café immediately following the program.