Wednesday, July 5, 2017
1:00 PM–1:45 PM Sold Out
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.
Theme: Liberation Through Listening
Resting in the center of this magnificent mandala sits Manjushri, the glorious one with a melodious voice. He has eight arms and four heads and is surrounded by 219 other gods making up his retinue. One of a complex system of mandalas, this form of Manjushri is meant to be used as a yidam: a deity for meditation. When practitioners get advanced enough in their meditation, they will be able to talk to the god and ask them questions. Listening to the god’s answers reveals the innate wisdom within a practitioner that we all have the potential to achieve.
About the Speaker
Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest books are Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connections and Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. She is a 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, 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.
Member Tickets: Free (registration required)
Note: Late comers may not be admitted past 1:10 p.m., so as to not disrupt the session.