With Kate Johnson
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
A meditation session led by Kate Johnson.
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: Darkness Into Light
A stunning example of Mongolian craftsmanship, Marichi sits on a double lotus throne holding a vajra up to her heart and an ashoka branch by her side. Other forms of Marichi display her riding a horse holding the Sun in her right hand. She is commonly known as the Goddess of the Dawn whose light dispels darkness from our lives much like the spiritual practices she represents.
About the Speaker
Kate Johnson works at the intersections of spiritual practice, social action, and creative expression. She teaches mindful yoga in NYC public schools, teaches Buddhist meditation at the Interdependence Project, and facilitates an embodied approach to organizational and leadership development for social change agents and communities. Johnson holds a BFA in dance from the Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University and a MA in performance studies from NYU. She has trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Interdependence Project, Laughing Lotus Yoga, and the Presencing Institute.
Free for members (registration required)
Note: Late comers may not be admitted past 1:10 p.m., so as to not disrupt the session.