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Theme: Hopes and Anxieties

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 21:18.

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 in part by the Hemera Foundation with thanks to our presenting partners Sharon Salzberg, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine.

Related Artwork

A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful; Candy Chang and James A. Reeves; Interactive sculpture; Dimensions variable
A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful; Candy Chang and James A. Reeves; Interactive sculpture; Dimensions variable

Above is a card selected from A Monument to the Anxious and Hopeful, currently on display in the Rubin Museum’s spiral lobby. Created by artist Candy Chang and writer James A. Reeves, the installation invites visitors to write down the reasons why they are hopeful and why they are anxious. After writing down their hopes and anxieties on separate cards, they place the hopeful cards on the blue side and the anxious cards on the red side. The monument is constantly shifting, growing, and changing as it reflects our visitors greatest hopes and biggest anxieties.

About the Speaker

Dr. Rebecca Li, a Dharma heir in the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen, started practicing meditation in 1995. She began her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 to become a Dharma and meditation instructor. Later on, she trained with Simon Child to lead intensive retreats and received full Dharma transmission in 2016. Currently, she teaches meditation and Dharma classes, gives public lectures, and leads retreats in North America and the UK. Her talks and writings can be found at www.rebeccali.org. She is the founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community and a sociology professor at The College of New Jersey, where she also serves as faculty director of the Alan Dawley Center for the Study of Social Justice.

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