A meditation session led by Tracy Cochran.
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.
Om is a sacred syllable found throughout the religious traditions of the Himalayas including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Considered the primordial sound of creation, the syllable is often used to begin and end mantras or sacred prayers, to invoke particular deities, and to achieve deeper states of understanding. According to certain traditions of Hinduism, saying “om” connects the individual self to a wider reality, reminding all of us of our true, fundamental nature.
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