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Theme: Darkness Into Light

A stunning example of Mongolian craftsmanship, Marichi sits on a double lotus throne holding a vajra up to her heart and an ashoka branch by her side. Other forms of Marichi display her riding a horse holding the Sun in her right hand. She is commonly known as the Goddess of the Dawn whose light dispels darkness from our lives much like the spiritual practices she represents.

Image credit: Marichi, Goddess of the Dawn, Mongolia; late 17th century or early 18th century; gilt copper alloy; C2005.16.26 (HAR 65449)

Mindfulness Meditation Series

Himalayan practitioners have, for centuries, used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase one’s ability to focus. Now, western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health. Learn more

Presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg and the Interdependence Project.

About the Speaker

Kate Johnson works at the intersections of spiritual practice, social action, and creative expression. She teaches mindful yoga in NYC public schools, teaches Buddhist meditation at the Interdependence Project, and facilitates an embodied approach to organizational and leadership development for social change agents and communities. Johnson holds a BFA in dance from the Alvin Ailey School/Fordham University and a MA in performance studies from NYU. She has trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Interdependence Project, Laughing Lotus Yoga, and the Presencing Institute.