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About the Mindfulness Meditation Podcast

The Rubin Museum of Art presents a weekly meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area, with each session focusing on a specific work of art. This podcast is recorded in front of a live audience, and includes an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. The guided meditation begins at 15:19.

If you would like to attend Mindfulness Meditation sessions in person or learn more, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation.

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

RELATED ARTWORK
Padmasambhava; Tibet; 15th century; metalwork with turquoise and coral inlay; Rubin Museum of Art; C2005.16.36 (HAR 65459)
Padmasambhava; Tibet; 15th century; metalwork with turquoise and coral inlay; Rubin Museum of Art; C2005.16.36 (HAR 65459)

Theme: Transforming Obstacles

The great Indian tantric master Padmasambhava sits on his lotus throne. In his right hand he holds a vajra while in his left hand he holds a skull cup, two critical objects used for esoteric Buddhist practices. While bringing Buddhism to Tibet, he encountered many obstacles including the indigenous spirits that were hostile to the foreign religion. Using his mastery, Padmasambhava subdues and defeats these spirits.

About the Speaker

Rebecca Li is a Dharma heir in the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen and started practicing meditation in 1995. She began her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 to become a Dharma and meditation instructor. She then trained with Simon Child to lead intensive retreats and received full Dharma transmission in 2016. Rebecca currently teaches meditation and Dharma classes, gives public lectures, and leads retreats in North America and in the UK. Her talks and writings can be found at www.rebeccali.org.

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