With DaRa Williams
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
A meditation session led by DaRa Williams
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.
Golden in color and adorned with jewels, this 14th century painting from Tibet depicts Ratnasambhava sitting in full lotus position with his right hand open and palm facing outward in the gesture of supreme generosity. Head of the Jewel (ratna means jewel) Buddha Family, Ratnasambhava appears as the Buddha of the south and corresponds with the element of earth and the season of fall. With his gesture of generosity, he destroys pride and greed and attempts to bring equanimity and equality to all.
About the Teacher
DaRa Williams is a trainer, meditation teacher, and wellness coach. She has been a clinician and administrator in the field of Mental Health for over twenty-five years. Williams currently maintains a private practice in Manhattan. She is a certified complex trauma focusing-oriented therapist and a practitioner of natural force healing, a vibrational energetic healing system. She has been a meditator for the past twenty years and is a practitioner of both vipassana and ascension meditation. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program, and in the current IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training program with Jack Kornfield.
Member price: Free with registration
Limited seating; tickets required for all participants.