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Tracy Cochran

Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
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A meditation session led by Tracy Cochran. If you missed this program, check out the podcast, now live in the Rubin Media Center.

Padmasambhava as Tsokye Dorje or Orgyen Dorjechang; Tibet; 19th century; Silk applique; Rubin Museum of Art; C2003.34.2 (HAR 65253)
Padmasambhava as Tsokye Dorje or Orgyen Dorjechang; Tibet; 19th century; Silk applique; Rubin Museum of Art; C2003.34.2 (HAR 65253)

Theme: Story

This large textile depicts Padmsambhava in the form of Orgyen Dorje Chang or Toskyi Dorje. This large appliqué would have been publicly shown during dance performances, which served as religious rituals and community gatherings that dramatized stories from Padmasambhava’s life. The size of this appliqué allowed the public to interact with the image, bringing the stories in the performances to life.


For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers both a refuge from the world around us, and an opportunity to engage with it more consciously.

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. 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 twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

This program is supported in part by the Hemera Foundation with thanks to our presenting partners Sharon Salzberg, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine.


About the Speaker

Tracy Cochran is editorial director of Parabola, a quarterly magazine that for forty years has drawn on the world’s cultural and wisdom traditions to explore the questions that all humans share. She has been a student of meditation and spiritual practices for decades and teaches mindfulness meditation and mindful writing at New York Insight Meditation Center and throughout the greater New York area. In addition to Parabola, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, O Magazine, New York Magazine, the Boston Review, and many other publications and anthologies. For more information please visit

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