About the Meditation
Meditation session led by Tracy Cochran.
The guided meditation begins at 15:03.
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.
This program is supported with thanks to our presenting partners Sharon Salzberg, the Interdependence Project and Parabola Magazine.
Padmasambhava, an Indian teacher said to have been miraculously born inside of a lotus flower—hence his name, which means “lotus-born”—is revered by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is credited with taming the forces adverse to Buddhism in Tibet, including many indigenous gods that he transformed into Buddhist protectors. He is considered one of the founders of Buddhism in Tibet, along with the monastic Shantarakshita and the king Trisong Detsen, and is sometimes revered as the Second Buddha. In his most common representation he can easily be recognized by his peculiar hat and elaborate dress, which combines secular, Tantric, and monastic elements (boots, long sleeves, and outer robe).
About the Speaker
Tracy Cochran has been a student and teacher of meditation and spiritual practice for decades. She is the founder of the Hudson River Sangha, which is now virtual and is open to all. The link for her weekly meditations can be found on tracycochran.org.
Tracy has taught mindfulness meditation and mindful writing at the Rubin and the New York Insight Meditation Center, as well as in schools, corporations, and other venues worldwide. She is also a writer and the editorial director of Parabola, an acclaimed quarterly magazine that seeks to bring timeless spiritual wisdom to the burning questions of the day. Her writings, podcasts, and other details can be found on her website and on parabola.org.