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Mindfulness Meditation

with Lavina Shamdasani

Thursday, May 25, 2023
1:00 PM–1:45 PM

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers a refuge from the world and an opportunity to engage more consciously.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-minute weekly in-person program. Each session is inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Designed to fit into your lunch break, the program includes an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

This week’s in-person meditation session will be led by Lavina Shamdasani, and the theme for this month is Change.

This program is presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine and supported by the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

New York Insight Meditation Centerthe Interdependence Project

About the Speaker

Lavina Shamdasani

Lavina Shamdasani studied the neuroscience, philosophy, and pedagogy of compassion at the Compassion Instituteâ„¢. She has taught Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) and self-compassion classes, and led book club discussions and meditations at Tibet House US and The Trinity School. She has a degree in pre-med and Biomedical Engineering and has worked in the healthcare industry for several years. Having lived in Kenya, India, and the U.S., Lavina has firsthand experience with a multitude of different religions and cultures and has an international and diverse background. CCT had a transformative impact on her and brought about a positive shift in the overall quality of her life and relationships that inspired her to teach within her community. Lavina has a passion for travel and design.

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