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 26:30.
If you would like to attend Mindfulness Meditation sessions in person or learn more, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation.
Created in Nepal sometime between the 13th and 14th centuries, Avalokiteshvara stands with his right hand extended in the gesture of supreme generosity, while his other hand holds the stem of an upala flower that blooms above his shoulder. He appears as a young prince wearing a crown and fine jewelry with a soft but defined body suggestings the presence of prana or life energy. As the bodhisattva of compassion, his presentation represents a being that accepts all others and rejects none. His compassion knows no bounds, serving as inspiration for ourselves to express greater generosity.
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.