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Kimberly Brown

Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
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A meditation session led byKimberly Brown.

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection and will include an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

Presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg and the Interdependence Project.



Bhairava, Nepal; 13th or 14th century, Copper alloy with inlays of semiprecious stones, C2003.33.1 (HAR 65256)
Bhairava, Nepal; 13th or 14th century, Copper alloy with inlays of semiprecious stones, C2003.33.1 (HAR 65256)


Theme:Beginning Again

Made sometime between the 13th and 14th centuries, fierce Bhairava stands in warrior pose with five heads and ten arms. He wears a garland of heads and has an open third eye, flaming red hair, and bared fangs. Looking closely, he has a hoop in his left ear and a snake in his rights identifying him as a wrathful form Shiva. Though several stories exist about Bhairava, most involve him destroying enemies and restorying order. Everyone will face obstacles in his or her meditation practice. Bhairava symbolizes then the destruction of these obstacles so that we can begin again with our practice.


About the Speaker

Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher and the executive director of The Interdependence Project, a NYC meditation center. She leads mindfulness and compassion classes, workshops, and retreats for groups and individuals. Kim studies American and Tibetan Buddhism and practices lovingkindness meditation. Her teaching methods integrate depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness.

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Note: Late comers may not be admitted past 1:10 p.m., so as to not disrupt the session.