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Mindfulness Meditation

with Phakchok Rinpoche

Thursday, March 23, 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 Phakchok Rinpoche, and the theme for this month is Unity.

Following the program, join Pakchok Rinpoche in the Café for a book signing of Awakening Dignity: A Guide to Living a Life of Deep Fulfillment ($21.95, Members $19.75)

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.

the Interdependence Project

About the Speaker

Phakchok Rinpoche is a popular and beloved spiritual teacher with a style that is at once unique, dynamic, and engaging. Born in 1981 in Kathmandu, Nepal, Rinpoche was recognized soon after birth—at the early age of one—as the seventh Phakchok Rinpoche, the reincarnation of a great meditation master. He completed traditional Tibetan Buddhist education at age 23 and has taught Buddhist philosophy, theory, and practice in centers and universities worldwide. He also directs several monasteries and practice centers in Asia, North America, and South America. Rinpoche’s sharp insight into contemporary global culture makes his teachings accessible and relatable to our everyday lives and concerns. He works diligently to preserve Buddhist scholarship through the administration of Samye Translations (cofounded with his father, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche) and oversees humanitarian projects that include running a free health clinic, offering education to monastics, and providing emergency relief for victims of natural disasters.

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