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Theme: Reflection

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 15:00.

If you would like to attend Mindfulness Meditation sessions in person or learn more, please visit our website at

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

Related Artwork

Wheel of Intentions; Potion & Ben Rubin, based on a concept by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; 2019
Wheel of Intentions; Potion & Ben Rubin, based on a concept by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; 2019

The Wheel of Intentions, an interactive installation in the Museum lobby created by Potion and Ben Rubin, based on a concept by the Rubin Museum. Activate your intentions and reinforce those of others with each turn of the wheel, as the intentions are released into the world and travel up the spiral staircase to take visual form in the exhibition The Power of Intention.

The Wheel of Intentions allows visitors to reflect upon themselves and their world in order to set an intention for moving forward.

Submissions from Rubin visitors

I intend to: Embrace myself and my flaws, be kinder to myself, be more selfless, release control, practice bravery, and practice patience.

I intend to: Listen deeper, listen more, breathe deeply, and remember to be grateful.

I intend to: Find what’s beyond intending in life, find and pursue what brings me peace, find my power, and take charge of my life

I intend to: To love the best I am able, bring light into the world, live with focus and clarity, be softer, open, and kind, act with compassion, love without fear, and manifest happiness and hope.

About the Speaker

Tracy Cochran is editorial director of Parabola, a quarterly magazine that for forty years has drawn on the world’s cultural and wisdom traditions to explore the questions that all humans share. She has been a student of meditation and spiritual practices for decades and teaches mindfulness meditation and mindful writing at New York Insight Meditation Center and throughout the greater New York area. In addition to Parabola, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, O Magazine, New York Magazine, the Boston Review, and many other publications and anthologies. For more information please visit