About the Meditation
Meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg.
The guided meditation begins at 8:40.
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 meditation session, and a closing discussion.
Although this painting was likely commissioned and created at Ngor Ewam Monastery in Tsang, Tibet, it was undoubtedly created by a Newar artist from the Kathmandu Valley following the traditional Newar style of painting in the early 1500s. Heruka is the name of a category of wrathful deities that adopt a fierce countenance to benefit sentient beings. Herukas represent wrathful imagery with indivisible emptiness, bliss, peace, wisdom, compassion, and love.
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.