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Mindfulness Meditation

With Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
1:00 PM–1:45 PM

A meditation session led by Special Guest Teacher Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso.

Himalayan practitioners have, for centuries, used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase one’s ability to focus. Now, western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.

Whether you’re a brand-new beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-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 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

Presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg & the New York Insight Meditation Center.

Related Artwork

Seated Buddha, Western Tibet; c. 1400; Bronze; Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin, 1989.364
Seated Buddha, Western Tibet; c. 1400; Bronze; Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin, 1989.364

Theme: Mindfulness

Seated on a double lotus throne and draped in gorgeously detailed robes, this sculpture of the future Buddha Maitreya from Western Tibet performs the mudra or hand gesture of teaching. He has the classic markings of a Buddha with a large cranial protuberance called an ushinisha, elongated earlobes, and a dot called an urna between his eyes representing the the third eye. This is the eye that represents the true eye of the mind that comprehends reality while being a symbol for our innate ability to be mindful in all things.

About the Teacher

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche was born in 1954 in southern Tibet and fled with his family to Bhutan and India in 1962. Entering a monastery at the age of ten, he was enthroned as a khenpo, or professor, in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism by Pema Norbu Rinpoche. Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso has received all of the major lineage empowerments and transmissions of the Nyingma School. His open, direct, and thorough style has made him an effective teacher in America, Taiwan, and Chinese communities in Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. At the Rubin he has been featured in talks and workshops such as the Living Mandala experiences.

Tickets: $15.00

Member price: Free with registration

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