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. Mindfulness meditation offers both a refuge from the world around us, and an opportunity to engage with it more consciously.
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. Each session is inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Designed to fit into your lunch break, the program includes an opening talk, a twenty-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.
Theme: Liberation Through Listening
The vajra and bell””the two most common ritual implements in Tibetan Buddhism””are also important symbols for liberation. The vajra, a type of scepter, represents compassion or skillful means, while the bell represents wisdom of the true nature of reality. Tibetan Buddhists seek to perfect these two aspects, compassion and wisdom, in order to achieve liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth. Ultimately these tools should be used to help all beings achieve liberation.
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