Wednesday, August 23, 2017
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
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.
Theme: Liberation Through Listening
Yama Dharmaraja stands fiercely on top of his vehicle, a black bull, holding a skullcup and bone staff. His consort clings to his left side, wearing an animal skin draped across her back. Though Yama Dharmaraja appears to have the same form as Yama, the lord of death, his name “Dharmaraja” means “king of law.” As a powerful protector deity, he takes the form of Yama so that he, like the Buddha’s teachings, liberate beings from suffering.
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 tracycochran.org.
Free for members (registration required)
Note: Late comers may not be admitted past 1:10 p.m., so as to not disrupt the session.