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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.

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

RELATED ARTWORK

Lama Jatson Nyingpo (1585
Lama Jatson Nyingpo (1585″“1656); Eastern Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; Gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.556 (HAR 1035).

Theme: Fluidity

This painting depicts Lama Jatson Nyingpo, who lived from 1585 to 1656. A highly accomplished practitioner, he was considered a terton, or treasure revealer, who discovered a hidden text left by the great Tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century. Padmasambhava hid many of these terma throughout the Himalayas with the intention that they would be revealed when needed. By composing different teachings for different times, Padmasambhava understood the fluidity needed to convey the eternal truth that pervades them.
About the Speaker

Kimberly Brown is the executive director of The Interdependence Project and a graduate of its Meditation Teacher Training Program. She leads mindfulness and compassion classes, workshops, and retreats for groups and individuals in New York City. Kim studies American and Tibetan Buddhism and practices loving kindness meditation. Her teaching methods integrate depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness.

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