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The Rubin Research

Mindfulness Meditation with Sharon Salzberg 03/29/2021

About the Meditation

Meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg.

The guided meditation begins at 16:01.

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

This program is supported with thanks to our presenting partners Sharon Salzberg, the Interdependence Project and Parabola Magazine.

New York Insight Meditation Center

Related Artwork

Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara; Tibet; 18th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; F1996.16.3
Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara; Tibet; 18th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; F1996.16.3

Theme: Facing Chaos

Shakyamuni Buddha–Life Story;

Avalokiteshvara, with his one thousand arms and one thousand eyes, is the embodiment of compassion. His eleven faces include a wrathful black face with bared fangs, three eyes, and tawny upward-streaming locks. Resting above is his red peaceful face, which takes the appearance of a monk endowed with a neck. Avalokiteshvara holds one pair of hands at the heart. Several other hands hold symbolic objects, including a rosary, wheel, lotus, water pot, and bow and arrow. The other 992 hands are boon-granting. In the palm of each hand there is a peaceful eye that symbolizes his unhindered capacity to see.

About the Speaker

Sharon Salzberg

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.


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