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Mindfulness Meditation

With Jon Aaron

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
1:00 PM–1:45 PM

A meditation session led by Jon Aaron.

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 athe New York Insight Meditation Center.

Related Artwork

Manjushri Namasamgiti, Tibet; 19th century, Metal alloy, Rubin Museum of Art Gift of Shelly and Donald Rubin, C2013.9a-c
Manjushri Namasamgiti, Tibet; 19th century, Metal alloy, Rubin Museum of Art Gift of Shelly and Donald Rubin, C2013.9a-c

Theme: Perception

One of the most important bodhisattvas in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, Manjushri (Sanskrit for “Gentle Glory”) is the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. Tantric literature depicts Manjushri as a beautiful sixteen year old prince holding a flaming sword in his right hand high above his head. His other hand rests in front of his heart gently grasping a pecha: an unbounded Himalayan book. The flaming sword he holds cuts through beings’ ignorance severing their attachments that keep them bound to cyclical existence.

About the Speaker

Jon Aaron teaches at the New York Insight Meditation Center, and is the guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. He is a certified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and has taught over 40 cycles of the seminal curriculum. He is a co-founding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative. He has completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, as well as the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care program with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and continues his studies in non-dual traditions with his primary teacher Matthew Flickstein. He is also certified in Somatic Experiencing.

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.