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Mindfulness Meditation

With Tracy Cochran

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
1:00 PM–1:45 PM


A meditation session led by Tracy Cochran.

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 New York Insight Meditation Center.

Related Artwork

Mandala of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini, Ngor Ewam Choden Monastery, Tsang Province, Central Tibet; ca. 1505-1514, Pigments on cloth, Rubin Museum of Art, C2001.9.1 (HAR 65020)
Mandala of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini, Ngor Ewam Choden Monastery, Tsang Province, Central Tibet; ca. 1505-1514, Pigments on cloth, Rubin Museum of Art, C2001.9.1 (HAR 65020)


Theme: The Path

This 15th century Mandala from Tibet depicts Chakrasamvara in union with his consort Vajrayogini. A representation of a cosmic palace, practitioners use the mandala as a means to lay a path for their meditation. Throughout the meditation, the practitioners will visually build the palace as they begin to move through it. During the meditation, practitioners will visualize themselves as Chakrasamvara in union with his consort, changing their physiology into that of an enlightened being.

About the Speaker

Tracy Cochran is editorial director of Parabola, a quarterly magazine that for forty years has drawn on the world’s cultural and wisdom traditions to explore the questions that all humans share. She has been a student of meditation and spiritual practices for decades and teaches mindfulness meditation and mindful writing at New York Insight Meditation Center and throughout the greater New York area. In addition to Parabola, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, O Magazine, New York Magazine, the Boston Review, and many other publications and anthologies. For more information please visit tracycochran.org.

Tickets: $15

Free for members (registration required)

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

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