With Sharon Salzberg
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
A meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg.
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.
Theme: Three Jewels
This thangka portrays the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, the first of the Three Jewels, surrounded by scenes from his life story. Though Buddhism acknowledges the potential for others to reach enlightenment without the Buddhist path, what seperates Buddha from other enlightened beings is that he decided to teach becoming the main source of the tradition. Narrative images in paintings is common throughout the Himalayas as they are often used to tell the life story of the Buddha by laying out the basic tenets of the religion.
About the Speaker
Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has been a student of meditation since 1971, and guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. She is weekly columnist for On being, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times best-seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, Love Your Enemies, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Sharon has been a regular participant in the Rubin’s many on-stage conversations. This is her first formal meditation session at the museum. For more information, please visit SharonSalzberg.com
Free for members (registration required)