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 18:23.
If you would like to attend Mindfulness Meditation sessions in person or learn more, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation.
Butter Lamps are an essential element of Tibetan Buddhist devotional practices and represent the offering of light to enlightened beings. Butter lamps are called the “Dharma Light” and can be of various sizes. This example is large and has an inscription identifying three monks as donors and the year, month, and place of their offering, Batang Monastery in eastern Tibet. The inscription says “The vessel of the precious substance that illuminates all the world” was “carved out of the second precious substance (silver), containing 100oz + 30 + 4 sho + 2 Â½ skar, it is joyful offering.”
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 tracycochran.org.