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Mindful Connections Online

Moments of Awakening

Thursday, March 18, 2021
2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Mindful Connections Online is a free, monthly program that offers engagement between adults suffering from dementia and works of art. Join Rubin Museum staff and docents for an hour of close looking, discussion, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary Himalyan art. Inspired by current exhibitions, Mindful Connections asks participants to engage with their senses, share ideas, and experience art’s ability to reveal our interconnectivity.

Mindful Connections celebrates the opening of the Rubin Museum’s newest exhibition, Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, by reflecting on what it means to awaken our minds. Take a first look at pieces featured in the exhibition and reflect on your own personal moments of awakening during a guided meditation with mindfulness teacher Kimberly Brown.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation

Mindful Connections is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, with additional support from The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

About the Teacher

Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher and author, whose work emphasizes the power of compassion and love to improve well-being and relationships. She lives in New York City and has been a Certified Mindfulness Instructor since 2011. Her first book, Steady, Calm, and Brave: 25 Practices for Resilience and Wisdom in a Crisis, was published in 2020, and she is currently working on another book about grief and loss. You can learn more about Kim and her work at

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