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Mandala Lab Sound Meditation


As a continuation of the Mandala Lab experience, please enjoy an immersive sound meditation led by world-renowned sound therapist Sara Auster and recorded with gongs at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

In this sound bath experience, you will connect to your senses and transform feelings of anger into patience and clarity. Emotions, like sounds, are ephemeral; they arise and they dissipate. In this practice of full body listening, you will open up your awareness to whatever comes.

We hope this experience enables you to slow down and connect to yourself so that you can better connect to the world around you.


About Sara Auster

Sara Auster is a world-renowned sound therapist, meditation teacher, and author of Sound Bath: Meditate, Heal and Connect through Listening. She thoughtfully uses sound to invite meditative states, support self-inquiry, cultivate deep relaxation, and inspire meaningful transformation.

Recognized as a top meditation expert by Oprah Magazine and The Essential Guide to Meditation, Sara has been featured in the New York TimesTIME magazine, and Vogue. Most recently, she partnered with the World Health Organization to create its first Public Health Leadership Course, pioneering ways to make mindfulness and holistic healing practices an integral part of the future of global health.



View of Mandala Lab, New York City. Photo by Claudio Papapietro.

The Mandala Lab, London is presented as part of the 2023 London Design Festival.

The first traveling Mandala Lab was commissioned by The Wellbeing Project as part of the artistic programming for the 2022 Wellbeing Summit in Bilbao, generously supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global.

Lead support of the Mandala Lab is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Barbara Bowman, Fred Eychaner, Noah P. Dorsky, Agnes Gund, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Rasika and Girish Reddy, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Major support is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Sara and Joseph Bedrick, Anne and Albert Chao, Con Edison, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, DeWitt Stern, Karen Dorsky, Jack Lampl, Max Meehan, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Sarah and Craig Richardson, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Tsherin Sherpa, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, New York Life Insurance Company, and New York Life.

The Mandala Lab multiyear initiative is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

The Mandala Lab multiyear initiative is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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