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 19:05.
If you would like to attend Mindfulness Meditation sessions in person or learn more, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation.
The Red Goddess of Power, dancing atop the corpse of ego and surrounded by a circle of fire, overcomes all obstacles to achieving success and accomplishing whatever is desired. Kurukulla is the best known of all Buddhist deities associated with power and her practices are used for both mundane and spiritual purposes, most notably in the realm of love. Her weapons are made of red flowers and include a bow and arrow and hook and lasso.
This type of painting known as red ground is format generally used for power deities. Artists paint the surface with vermillion or red ochre and draw the figures with black, red or gold lines. This medium gives special emphasis to the fine quality of the artist’s line.
About the Speaker
Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest books are Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connections and Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace. She is a weekly columnist for On Being, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and the author of several other books including the New York Times best-seller Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, 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.