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Theme: Patience

Tangtong Gyelpo (1385-1464) was a prolific and proficient Buddhist master known for his teachings as well as his work as a blacksmith, architect, doctor, and musician. It took much patience for Thangtong Gyelpo to achieve his many accomplishments. He is most well-known for building several chain suspension bridges throughout Tibet and Bhutan, some of which are still used to this day. He is also considered the father of Lhamo, a style of Tibetan opera. This particular sculpture is said to contain a medicinal pill that was made by Tangtong Gyelpo.
Image credit: Tangtong Gyelpo, Tibet; ca. 1485, Copper alloy with pigment, Long-term loan from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, L2005.9.63 (HAR 68496).

Mindfulness Meditation Series

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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.