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 16:24.
If you would like to attend Mindfulness Meditation sessions in person or learn more, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation.
Stemmed Offering Bowl
Offering bowls are usually kept very clean, with freshwater poured in each day and poured out at the end of the day. The water is not poured down the drain but offered to plants in the house or garden. Traditionally eight bowls are arranged in a row, evenly spaced and about a quarter of an inch apart . Sometimes saffron is added to the water in the bowls to make it fragrant and pleasing to the senses. Attention to such details is an expression of shila, or discipline, and helps to focus and calm the mind of the practitioner.
About the Speaker
Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. 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 bestseller 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 many onstage conversations at the Rubin.