A meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg.
For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.
Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a forty-five-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection and will include an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.
Theme: Beginning Again
Set in the center of this Nepalese Thankga stands the red god Bunga Dya surrounded by deities from the Hindu pantheon. The artisans have presented Bunga Dya as Srstikanta Avalokiteshvara, the lord that creates the world. Worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists, Bunga Dya directs each of the Hindu gods and goddesses to maintain their assigned section of the cosmos. Bunga Dya’s creation of the universe serves as a reminder of the constant renewal that we can all experience in our lives as we continually begin again in meditation and other important practices in our lives.
About the Speaker
Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has been a student of meditation since 1971, and guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. She is weekly columnist for On being, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times best-seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, Love Your Enemies, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Sharon has been a regular participant in the Rubin’s many on-stage conversations.