with Nicole Corbett and Peter Corbett
Thursday, June 8, 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.
As part of Spirituality Week at the Rubin Museum, this week’s in-person meditation session will be led by Justin Michael Williams, and the theme for this month is Impermanence.
Spirituality Week is a community produced, city-wide festival to nourish the spiritual needs of New Yorkers and its visitors. The festival contains hundreds of events hosted by everyone from emerging practitioners to major spiritual centers. Thousands will experience a deeper sense of belonging, spiritual connection, holistic practices, boundless possibilities, and breakthrough moments to support all aspects of life. Spirituality Week and its partners will offer an eclectic array of immersive experiences focused on spiritual exploration through workshops, individual sessions, luminary keynotes, celebratory performances, and intimate dinners on a free and paid basis.
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.
About the Speakers
Nicole Corbett (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA) is a multi-disciplinary artist working in ceramic sculpture, photography, performance, and video. Her work explores themes of surrender and control, emotional freedom, spiritual experiences accessed through the body, sexuality and feminism. Her work is grounded in her practice of Zen Buddhism and meditation. Nicole studied international relations and photography at George Washington University. She founded and ran the feminist art magazine and creative agency Worn from 2009-2019. Her work was recently the subject of a one-person exhibition “˜Body Wisdom” at Colm Rowan Fine Art in East Hampton, NY. Nicole currently lives and works in Springs, NY. When she’s not in her studio, she’s happiest around animals – riding horses or with her two dogs exploring the beach.
Peter Corbett has been a meditation practitioner for over 24 years, first encountering the practice through the Dalai Lama’s Emory-Tibet Partnership at Emory University, where he was a student. Over many years of study and practice, Peter was drawn to Zen Buddhism and joined the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Mountain Monastery, where he is a Practicing Member.
Over the course of his Zen training, Peter has served as a spiritual care provider through the New York Zen Center of Contemplative Care, where he studied under Koshin Paley Ellison Sensei and Chodo Robert Campbell Sensei. He is a frequent zazen instructor and has taught this core zen practice to hundreds of beginners nationwide.
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