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Karma: Cause, Effect and the Illusion of Fate

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The ancient concept of karma has been interpreted by many cultures around the world. In some, karma is synonymous with destiny. In Buddhism, karma is instead interpreted as a way of overcoming suffering in which we play a part; that our actions affect our conditions.

This fall the Rubin hosts a conversation series that examines the repercussions of our actions, with a focus on mankind’s effect on the climate. Personalities from many walks of life will step on stage at the Rubin to share their views on global warming as well as other implications of karma and fate.


Friday, September 11, 7:00 PM The Epic of Everest $15; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Friday, September 11, 9:30 PM Highway to Dhampus $10; Free for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 PM Mark Tercek + Lodro Rinzler $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Sunday, September 20, 3:00 PM The Epic of Everest $15; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Sunday, September 20, 6:00 PM Sonia Manzano + Jan Cohen-Cruz $20; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 PM Kelly Carlin + Taylor Carman $20; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Saturday, September 26, 3:00 PM Mike Daisey + Thom Knoles $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM Sold Special Sneak Preview Free to Rubin members at the Friend level and higher Registration is required. To register, email our box office at boxoffice@rubinmuseum.org or call 212-620-5000, ext. 344.

Saturday, October 3, 3:00 PM Diana Cohn’s Crane Boy Workshop and Book Launch $15 for adults; free for children 12 and younger Buy Tickets

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 PM David Hinton on the I Ching $20; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 PM David Eagleman + Whoopi Goldberg $67 premium ticket; $45; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Friday, October 23, 7:00 PM The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi $20; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Saturday, October 24, 6:00 PM Damien Echols + Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 PM Deep Time with Noah Hutton + Jonathan Demme $20; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Monday, November 2, 7:00 PM Marc Andrus + Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 PM David Hare + Michael Cunningham $35; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Friday, November 6, 9:30 PM Gary Indiana + Tracey Emin $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 PM Tim DeChristopher + Sharon Salzberg $30; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Sunday, November 15, 6:00 PM Peter Singer + Annabella Pitkin $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 PM Steve McCurry $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Saturday, November 21, 3:00 & 6:00 PM Taïga $18; 10% off for members 3:00 PM Tickets 6:00 PM Tickets

Sunday, November 22, 3:00 & 6:00 PM Taïga $18; 10% off for members 3:00 PM Tickets 6:00 PM Tickets

Sunday, December 6, 3:00 PM Ian Somerhalder $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, December 23, 7:00 PM The Epic of Everest $15; 10% off for members Buy Tickets

Wednesday, December 30, 7:00 PM James Hansen $25; 10% off for members Buy Tickets
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