Wednesday, April 26, 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.
Maitreya, the Buddha of the future, sits on a throne with both feet placed firmly on the ground. Waiting in Tushita heaven, he will come down to teach once the lessons of Buddha Shakyamuni have been forgotten. The legend of Maitreya speaks to the universal doctrines that Buddhism expounds and how they ultimately are meant for all times and all people. His mantra “Om Maitri Maha Maitri Maitri Ye Sva Ha” invokes his presence and forges a connection between himself and followers.
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This program is now SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the standby list, please review our standby procedures.
Free for members (registration required)
Note: Late comers may not be admitted past 1:10 p.m., so as to not disrupt the session.