ABOUT THE MEDITATION
Meditation session led by Lama Aria Drolma.
The guided meditation begins at 13:02.
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 meditation session, and a closing discussion.
Theme: Life After
This sculpture’s subject is an unknown lama. His sleeveless vest suggests his Tibetan identity, as it is not part of Indic monastic dress. Sculptural portraits of such commanding dimensions were produced to commemorate only the highest religious dignitaries.
The quality of this sculpture is evident in the decoration of the robe. The robe decoration features many auspicious symbols ranging from the Chinese character for longevity to auspicious flower and cloud motifs. The masters hands are positioned in one of the best-known mudras, commonly associated with Shakyamuni Buddha. His right hand is pointing downward, calling upon the earth as witness of his enlightenment. His left hand is in the meditation gesture.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Lama Aria Drolma is an ordained Buddhist teacher in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, who has completed over a decade of monastic study and meditation training. She is a graduate of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat program spanning three years and three months, an advanced cloistered meditation training program at Palpung Thubten Choling Monastery, New York.
Lama Aria Drolma teaches worldwide, leading retreats, workshops, and corporate meditation programs and is a popular guest speaker at universities and organizations. She emphasizes Vajrayana Buddhism and Buddhist principles, making them relevant in our everyday lives, helping us to cultivate loving kindness and compassion, and bringing about a transformation of contentment and a genuine sense of well-being.