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Theme: Generosity

Golden in color and adorned with jewels, this 14th century painting from Tibet depicts Ratnasambhava sitting in full lotus position with his right hand open and palm facing outward in the gesture of supreme generosity. Head of the Jewel (ratna means jewel) Buddha Family, Ratnasambhava appears as the Buddha of the south and corresponds with the element of earth and the season of fall. With his gesture of generosity, he destroys pride and greed and attempts to bring equanimity and equality to all.

Image credit: Buddha Ratnasambhava with Wealth Deities

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 New York Insight Meditation Center.

About the Teacher

DaRa Williams is a trainer, meditation teacher, and wellness coach. She has been a clinician and administrator in the field of Mental Health for over twenty-five years. Williams currently maintains a private practice in Manhattan. She is a certified complex trauma focusing-oriented therapist and a practitioner of natural force healing, a vibrational energetic healing system. She has been a meditator for the past twenty years and is a practitioner of both vipassana and ascension meditation. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Program, and in the current IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training program with Jack Kornfield.