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Lama Aria Drolma

Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
1:00 PM–1:45 PM

Related Artwork
Hevajra; Eastern Tibet, 1800-1899; ground mineral pigment on cotton; Rubin Museum of Art; #F1998.1.7
Hevajra; Eastern Tibet, 1800-1899; ground mineral pigment on cotton; Rubin Museum of Art; #F1998.1.7
Artwork Description

Hevajra is the deity into which Qubilai Khan and every Mongol Yuan Emperor was initiated. He is one of the main yidams (enlightened beings, meditational deities) in Vajrayana Buddhism.

About the Program

The Rubin Museum of Art presents a weekly meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area, with each session focusing on a specific work of art. The podcast is recorded in front of a live audience, and includes an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. The guided meditation begins at 20:00.

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This program is supported with thanks to our presenting partners Sharon Salzberg, the Interdependence Project and Parabola Magazine.

Theme: Action

When you have inner peace, you have outer peace. When there is outer peace, you create world peace.” In this week’s podcast recording, meditation leader Lama Aria Drolma draws inspiration from the meditational deity Hevajra, who symbolizes the powerful balance of inward and outward action.

About the Speaker

Lama Aria Drolma has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 10 years. She is trained in the Dharma Path program of progressive stages of meditation and contemplation for serious practitioners offered by Kagyu Thubten Choling monastery. Lama Aria Drolma teaches meditation worldwide and offers corporate meditation programs and is also invited as a keynote speaker at universities and organization. Lama Aria Drolma is a graduate of a traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat spanning three years and three months, which is an advanced, completely cloistered, intensive meditation training program. She attended Mumbai University in India and graduated with a B.A. in sociology, and is trained in computer programming from NIIT, India. Lama Aria Drolma also actively volunteers as a fundraiser for breast cancer research and supports several nonprofit organizations.