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Mindfulness Meditation

With Jon Aaron

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
1:00 PM–1:45 PM

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 and the New York Insight Meditation Center.

Related Artwork

Buddha Akshobhya Tibet; 14th century Mineral pigment and raised gold on cloth C2010.8 (HAR 55531)
Buddha Akshobhya Tibet; 14th century Mineral pigment and raised gold on cloth C2010.8 (HAR 55531)

Theme: Integration


Here Akshobhya appears with his usual blue skin color associating him with the element of water and the eastern direction. He performs the same “earth witness” pose as the historical Buddha Shakyamuni demonstrating his steadfastness and acting out his name which translates to “Immovable One.” Dressed as an Indian Royal, he is displayed in his Sambhogakaya or Enjoyment Body form while surrounded by 10 attendant bodhisattvas and several dozen images of Shakyamuni Buddha.

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: $15.00

Member price: Free with registration

Limited seating; tickets required for all participants.

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