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Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
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A meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg.

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-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 twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

Presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg, the New York Insight Meditation Center, and the Interdependence Project.


Stills from Khandroma, 2016, Directed by Stephan Crasneanscki, Filmed by Stephan Crasneanscki, Gabriele Giugni, and Paul Hancock, Edited by Jenn Ruff, Sound composition by Soundwalk Collective, Video, sound, 23 min. 28 sec., Courtesy of Soundwalk Collective.

Theme: Being Whole

Part of the exhibition Sacred Spaces, the Khandroma video installation transports visitors to the kingdom of Mustang in northern Nepal. The video captures sites on Soundwalk Collective’s travels through the Himalayas as they recorded environmental sounds for the works in the exhibition. In order to get their fractal images, they used custom-made kaleidoscopic lenses and focused on prayer flags and prayer wheels to emphasize a sense of not only constant change but also constant return.


About the Speaker

Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. She is weekly columnist for On being, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and the author of several other books including the New York Times best-seller Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, Love Your Enemies, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Sharon has been a regular participant in the Rubin’s many on-stage conversations.

Tickets will go live two weeks in advance of the event.

Tickets: $15.00

Member Tickets: Free (registration required)

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Note: Late comers may not be admitted past 1:10 p.m., so as to not disrupt the session.