Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 PM–1:45 PM Sold Out
A meditation session led by Tracy Cochran. If you missed this program, check out the podcast of the session.
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.
Foregoing his usual red color for gold, Amitayus sits flanked by two Bodhisattvas with the motif of a meditating Buddha repeated in the background. In his hands rests a vase containing amrita or the nectar of immortality. Amitayus’ name means “boundless life” and is venerated particularly for long life practices within the Tantric Buddhist tradition. The vase itself is a symbol for emptiness, one of the fundamental teachings of the Buddha. Though a vase contains empty space within it, it still has a form just like the experience of existence. From understanding the emptiness contained in the vase emerges a better understanding of the whole. About the Speaker
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