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Tracy Cochran

Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
1:00 PM–1:45 PM
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A meditation session led by Tracy Cochran. If you missed this program, check out thepodcast, now live in theRubin Media Center.

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.

Presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg and the New York Insight Meditation Center. This program is supported in part by the Hemera Foundation.

 

RELATED ARTWORK
Lama Performing a Long-Life Ritual; Kham Province, Eastern Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art, gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.421 (HAR 869)
Lama Performing a Long-Life Ritual; Kham Province, Eastern Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art, gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.421 (HAR 869)

Theme: Community

The thangka painting above is a 19th-century piece from Tibet. It depicts a lama performing ritual intended to bring long life, a common practice throughout the Himalayas. He sits holding a vajra scepter and a long-life vase with a table of offerings in front of him. As holders of the Buddhist tradition, lamas are traditionally at the center of their communities, with their work often extending beyond religion into all matters of community life.

 

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.

This program is now SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the standby list, please review our standby
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Tickets: $15.00

Free for members (registration required)

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

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