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Mandala Lab: Where emotions can turn to wisdom
The Mandala Lab, located on the Rubin Museum’s remodeled third floor, invites curiosity about our emotions. Consider how complex feelings show up in your everyday life and imagine how you might have the power to transform them.

ABOUT THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
The Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea, New York City, explores and celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of Himalayan art, ideas, and culture across history and into the present. With its globally renowned collection, largely centered around the Tibetan Plateau, the Rubin fosters understanding and appreciation of this region by relating its art and ideas to our shared human experience today. Inspired by the philosophical traditions of Bud...
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Rubin Museum Brainwave: Stephen Sondheim and Steven Pinker on language and emotions
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About Brainwave: Emotion The Rubin's Brainwave program series investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences, combining the most compelling advancements in science with wisdom rooted in Himalayan practices. Anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise... Do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you? And how does language and music inform those feelings? Himalaya...
Rubin Museum Art from Home: Decorative Dirt
Views 2154 months ago
Art from Home: It is said that after sitting underneath a Bodhi tree meditating, the Buddha touched the ground as a gesture calling the earth to witness him overcoming the demon Mara, and reach enlightenment. This month, families are invited to think about how they too can experience nature and earth themselves, through the act of art-making! Materials List: Paper Dirt Cup of water Paint brushe...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 10: Awakening with Mingyur Rinpoche
Views 4565 months ago
What is enlightenment? What does it mean to be truly awake? Are you awake? Enlightenment can take many forms. In this final episode, we will look back at highlights from all our guests and consider enlightenment from Tibetan Buddhist perspective with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a highly respected Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher from the Kagyu tradition, one of the four main lineages of Tibetan...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 9: Integration with Medicine Woman Patricia James
Views 1535 months ago
Remarkable experiences can inspire, but without integration, they can also bring a sense of alienation. What role does integration play in the process of awakening? In this episode, we speak with Patricia James, a Medicine Woman of Seminole tribe heritage who has been formally trained in the Cheyenne tradition as a Priest and a Pipe Carrier, which means that she is a steward of a sacred pipe an...
Rubin Museum Art from Home: Flourishing Flora
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Art from Home: Flourishing Flora What does the earth and nature mean to you? Taking inspiration from the artworks in the exhibition Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, celebrate summer and adorn yourself with paper flower garlands as we think about the ways in which we can grow and better ourselves! Materials List: Newspaper, magazines, or any type of paper Scissors Pencil ...
Rubin Museum Family Sundays Online x Brainwave: Finding Patterns in Chaos
Views 725 months ago
When life feels chaotic, create art! Whirling feelings inside can make it hard to do things, but that’s okay! Together we will learn how that chaos can help us grow. Join us as the Rubin Museum’s Brainwave program series and Family Sundays come together for the first time to explore perspectives on chaos and awareness by making art. Guided by community psychologist Rochele Royster, PhD, you’ll ...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 8 :Dying Is Living with Palliative Care Doctor BJ Miller
Views 2065 months ago
Can letting go into death be the ultimate act of awakening? In this episode we explore how the process of dying can be an act of truly living. We speak with hospice and palliative medicine physician and author BJ Miller, who discusses his first encounter with death, facing his own mortality as a triple amputee, and what it means to have a good death. To start, BJ responds to a four-foot-tall sc...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 7: Befriending Your Ego with Lama Rod Owens
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What is the ego and what role might it play in the process of awakening? In this episode we ponder these questions with best-selling author, activist, and Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens, who shares his story of working through trauma, embracing pleasure, and both accepting and letting go of his ego. Before we dive in, Lama Rod responds to a ritual object called the flaying knife-chopper. In Ti...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 6: Bridging the Sacred and Mundane with Artist Tsherin Sherpa
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Is it possible to bridge the sacred with everyday, ordinary life? In this episode, we speak with artist Tsherin Sherpa, whose work suggests that the sacred and mundane are not separate but inseparable. He shares the story of being trained by his father in the art of traditional thangka painting, discovering his own artistic voice as a contemporary artist, and how he finds potential for awakenin...
Rubin Museum Art From Home: Powerful Pride
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What does compassion look like to you? How can you show it to others? In celebration of Pride Month, explore empathy through Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. In this activity, celebrate others by creating jewelry out of materials found at home and gift them to people you care about! Materials List: Plastic bags-the more colorful the better! Scissors Paperweight or anything heavy ...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 5: Seizing Darkness with Musician Amanda Palmer
Views 1236 months ago
What role does darkness play in the journey toward enlightenment? In this episode, hear about the power of darkness and what it means to embrace it. Musician, songwriter, and best-selling author Amanda Palmer shares the story of her childhood, the trajectory of her life as a street performer to musician, and how embracing her own darkness set her free. Amanda begins by considering a painting of...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 4: Preparing for a Journey with Doula Latham Thomas
Views 1236 months ago
The journey to enlightenment can be intimidating. When you don’t know exactly where you are going, how do you get there? Master birth doula and world-renowned wellness leader Latham Thomas discusses visualization as a tool for empowerment, the necessary balance between preparation and surrender, and her own experiences with the body as a portal to the spirit world. As Latham shares her story, s...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 3: Finding a Path with Meditation Teacher Tara Brach
Views 1827 months ago
For most, deep and lasting enlightenment doesn’t come in an instant. When considering how to navigate a path of study and self-inquiry, what is important? Psychologist, author and teacher of meditation Tara Brach shares her own story of how her life took an unexpected turn, what it was like to find her own path as both a student and teacher of Buddhism, and how her spiritual journey led to one ...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 2: Our Divine Nature with Writer Alok Vaid Menon
Views 2647 months ago
What if enlightenment is not something to strive for, but an innate quality born to every human being? Gender non-conforming writer, performer, and public speaker Alok Vaid-Menon challenges us to see the divine nature in every person, including ourselves, and asks who we might be if we choose to step outside of the limitations of judgment. Alok considers a sculpture of the Buddha Triumphing Ove...
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 1: Facing Chaos with Comedian Aparna Nancherla
Views 1857 months ago
AWAKEN Podcast Episode 1: Facing Chaos with Comedian Aparna Nancherla
AWAKEN Podcast Trailer: Welcome to AWAKEN
Views 2487 months ago
AWAKEN Podcast Trailer: Welcome to AWAKEN
The Brain’s Gambit: Viswanathan Anand + Dr. Murali Doraiswamy
Views 3918 months ago
The Brain’s Gambit: Viswanathan Anand Dr. Murali Doraiswamy
Filmmaker Khyentse Norbu in Conversation with Neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson
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Filmmaker Khyentse Norbu in Conversation with Neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson
Assume Nothing: Self-Awareness in Violent Relationships - Tanya Selvaratnam & Dr. Mark Epstein
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Assume Nothing: Self-Awareness in Violent Relationships - Tanya Selvaratnam & Dr. Mark Epstein
Metacognition: Cultivating Self-Awareness w/ Dr. Deepak Chopra & Dr. Tara Swart
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Metacognition: Cultivating Self-Awareness w/ Dr. Deepak Chopra & Dr. Tara Swart
Rubin Museum April Family Sundays Online: Holi Rangoli
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Rubin Museum April Family Sundays Online: Holi Rangoli
Rubin Museum March Family Sundays Online: Wakeful Wanderings
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Rubin Museum March Family Sundays Online: Wakeful Wanderings
Arun Ramamurthy and Jay Gandhi - Ragas Live Festival 2020
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Arun Ramamurthy and Jay Gandhi - Ragas Live Festival 2020
“Ask Hafiz” - Ragas Live Festival 2020
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“Ask Hafiz” - Ragas Live Festival 2020
Rubin Museum January Family Sundays: Measure Me!
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Rubin Museum January Family Sundays: Measure Me!
Rubin Museum December Family Sundays: Yawning Yeti
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Rubin Museum December Family Sundays: Yawning Yeti
Rubin Museum Family Sundays Online: Flying Diyas
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Rubin Museum Family Sundays Online: Flying Diyas
The Art of Self-Care - A free virtual program for healthcare providers
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The Art of Self-Care - A free virtual program for healthcare providers
Rubin Museum Family Sundays Online: Gorious Ganesh
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Rubin Museum Family Sundays Online: Gorious Ganesh
Psychic Medium Laura Lynne Jackson + Dr. Mark Epstein
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Psychic Medium Laura Lynne Jackson Dr. Mark Epstein
Waking Up: Dan Harris + Sam Harris
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Waking Up: Dan Harris Sam Harris
Happy Talk: Simon Critchley + Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Happy Talk: Simon Critchley Philip Seymour Hoffman
Sonu Shamdasani Introduces The Red Book
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Sonu Shamdasani Introduces The Red Book
2 hours of chanting in a Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room for meditation and concentration
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2 hours of chanting in a Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room for meditation and concentration
Tibetan Medicine and Astrology: An Interview with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden
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Tibetan Medicine and Astrology: An Interview with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden
Brainwave Impermanence: The Science of Miracles with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor + Dr. Jeffrey Rediger
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Brainwave Impermanence: The Science of Miracles with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Dr. Jeffrey Rediger
Interview with Kenro Izu Episode 2
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Interview with Kenro Izu Episode 2
Mona Polacca + Marina Abramović: Rites and Rituals
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Mona Polacca Marina Abramović: Rites and Rituals
Christine Sun Kim: The World is Sound
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Christine Sun Kim: The World is Sound
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Introduction to Buddhism with Miles Neale
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Introduction to Buddhism with Miles Neale
Whitney Cummings + Moran Cerf: The Future of The Female Brain
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Whitney Cummings Moran Cerf: The Future of The Female Brain
Talk About Nothing: Fiona Shaw + Simon Critchley
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Talk About Nothing: Fiona Shaw Simon Critchley
Welcome to the Rubin Museum of Art
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Welcome to the Rubin Museum of Art
Cham! Dances of Bhutan
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Cham! Dances of Bhutan
Dream Over at the Rubin Museum of Art
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Dream Over at the Rubin Museum of Art
Session 1: Padmasambhava and History
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Session 1: Padmasambhava and History
Brainwave: Lou Reed + Rob Hogendoorn
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Brainwave: Lou Reed Rob Hogendoorn
Filmmaker Khyentse Norbu in Conversation with Neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson
Views 10K8 months ago
Filmmaker Khyentse Norbu in Conversation with Neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson
Karma: Eddie Stern & Chris Martin
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Karma: Eddie Stern & Chris Martin
The Wisdom Matrix: Krista Tippett + Elizabeth Lesser
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The Wisdom Matrix: Krista Tippett Elizabeth Lesser
Julianna Margulies + Kasia Urbaniak What Makes A "Good" Woman?
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Julianna Margulies Kasia Urbaniak What Makes A "Good" Woman?
Karma Trinlay Rinpoche + Demetrios Kapogiannis
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Karma Trinlay Rinpoche Demetrios Kapogiannis
Brainwave 2010: What Makes the Mindset of a Radical?
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Brainwave 2010: What Makes the Mindset of a Radical?
Brainwave: Illusion (Apollo Robbins + Marisa Carrasco)
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Brainwave: Illusion (Apollo Robbins Marisa Carrasco)
An Inside Look at the Rubin Museum of Art
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An Inside Look at the Rubin Museum of Art
Faith Connections Trailer - Rubin Museum of Art New York Premiere
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Faith Connections Trailer - Rubin Museum of Art New York Premiere
Nalanda University (part 1)
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Nalanda University (part 1)
Shahidul Alam Truth to Power
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Shahidul Alam Truth to Power