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
Above is a painting of the great Tibetan Buddhist Master Phakmo Drupa. Born to a poor family in Kham region of Tibet, Phakmo Drupa spent most of his life as a spiritual seeker. Eventually, after spending four days carrying rocks and earth to create a stupa, he was able to gain an audience with the great Tibetan Master Gampopa, the main disciple of saint Milarepa. Though he had studied with other masters, Phakmo Drupa finally gained enlightenment under the guidance of Gampopa, showing that it’s never too late to begin again as a student.
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.