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Rubin Museum of Art The Rubin Museum of Art’s immersive environment stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.
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The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make powerful connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides imme

The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make powerful connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides imme

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This mandala depicts the celestial palace of a deity, who is situated at the very center of his manifested world. The de...
06/25/2021

This mandala depicts the celestial palace of a deity, who is situated at the very center of his manifested world. The deity, Vajrabhairava, is wisdom’s wrathful emanation and a mandala is a mediational tool that we can use to guide us in a journey to awakening. When a Buddhist practitioner visualizes a mandala, it's like they are giving birth to the whole world.

“The visualization practice can be very helpful because it not only allows us to use all aspects, whether it's the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of ourselves to work together. But also it helps us live into an experience and prepare ourselves for an experience that will be embodied,” says Latham Thomas in her response to this artwork in Ep. 4 of our AWAKEN podcast.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Latham as she shares her story about preparing for a journey and engages more with the "Mandala of Vajrabhairava." https://rubinmuseum.org/mediacenter/preparing-for-a-journey-with-doula-latham-thomas-awaken-podcast
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Mandala of Vajrabhairava; Ngor Monastery, Tibet; 1650–1750; pigments on cotton; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; The Avery Brundage Collection, B63D5

This mandala depicts the celestial palace of a deity, who is situated at the very center of his manifested world. The deity, Vajrabhairava, is wisdom’s wrathful emanation and a mandala is a mediational tool that we can use to guide us in a journey to awakening. When a Buddhist practitioner visualizes a mandala, it's like they are giving birth to the whole world.

“The visualization practice can be very helpful because it not only allows us to use all aspects, whether it's the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of ourselves to work together. But also it helps us live into an experience and prepare ourselves for an experience that will be embodied,” says Latham Thomas in her response to this artwork in Ep. 4 of our AWAKEN podcast.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Latham as she shares her story about preparing for a journey and engages more with the "Mandala of Vajrabhairava." https://rubinmuseum.org/mediacenter/preparing-for-a-journey-with-doula-latham-thomas-awaken-podcast
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Mandala of Vajrabhairava; Ngor Monastery, Tibet; 1650–1750; pigments on cotton; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; The Avery Brundage Collection, B63D5

EP. 4 NOW LIVE 🔊 Listen today to episode 4 of our new podcast series AWAKEN! Episode 4: "Preparing for a Journey" — list...
06/22/2021
Preparing for a Journey with Doula Latham Thomas Episode 4 | Rubin Museum of Art

EP. 4 NOW LIVE 🔊 Listen today to episode 4 of our new podcast series AWAKEN!

Episode 4: "Preparing for a Journey" — listen to master birth doula and world-renowned wellness leader Latham Thomas in conversation with Laurie Anderson.

https://rubinmuseum.org/mediacenter/preparing-for-a-journey-with-doula-latham-thomas-awaken-podcast

Read the transcript of this episode. 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…

Do you have a solstice ritual? ☀️ Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and today is Internati...
06/21/2021

Do you have a solstice ritual? ☀️ Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and today is International Yoga Day. Around the world, it’s a time of special ceremonies or practices for many cultures and individuals. In our latest issue of Spiral Magazine, we asked people to share their personal morning rituals, which might provide some inspiration. We’d love to hear how you celebrate this time of year in the comments.

Visit the link in our bio to read the full article from our latest issue of Spiral Magazine.

Do you have a solstice ritual? ☀️ Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and today is International Yoga Day. Around the world, it’s a time of special ceremonies or practices for many cultures and individuals. In our latest issue of Spiral Magazine, we asked people to share their personal morning rituals, which might provide some inspiration. We’d love to hear how you celebrate this time of year in the comments.

Visit the link in our bio to read the full article from our latest issue of Spiral Magazine.

As the city reawakens, families and friends are reuniting at the Rubin. That’s fitting, because in our exhibitions, you ...
06/20/2021

As the city reawakens, families and friends are reuniting at the Rubin. That’s fitting, because in our exhibitions, you can take a journey of awakening of your own. Whether you’re spending time with loved ones for #FathersDay or looking for a rejuvenating place to experience arts and culture, we’d love to see you. And if it’s been awhile, welcome back!
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Photo: Filip Wolak

As the city reawakens, families and friends are reuniting at the Rubin. That’s fitting, because in our exhibitions, you can take a journey of awakening of your own. Whether you’re spending time with loved ones for #FathersDay or looking for a rejuvenating place to experience arts and culture, we’d love to see you. And if it’s been awhile, welcome back!
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Photo: Filip Wolak

In this sculpture, Gautama Buddha holds his hands in a gesture of teaching, the dharmachakra mudra. This visual clue den...
06/17/2021

In this sculpture, Gautama Buddha holds his hands in a gesture of teaching, the dharmachakra mudra. This visual clue denotes an act of instruction and originally signified the Buddha’s first discourse when he symbolically turned the wheel of the Dharma, or his teachings. One of the fingers of his left hand, which holds the end of his robe, extends to touch the joined thumb and forefinger of the right, connecting the hands and forming an approximation of a wheel.

“I see balance and I see repose and I see awakeness and I see tenderness, and I use my imagination because I imagine the living consciousness that's behind and animating the creation of this,” says Tara Brach in response to this artwork in ep. 3 of our AWAKEN podcast.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Tara as she shares her story of finding her own path: https://rubinmuseum.org/mediacenter/finding-a-path-with-meditation-teacher-tara-brach-awaken-podcast
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Gautama Buddha; India, Kashmir (present-day India or Pakistan); 9th century; copper alloy with copper, silver, and niello inlays; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Paul Mellon, 68.8.43. From the exhibition “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment.”

In this sculpture, Gautama Buddha holds his hands in a gesture of teaching, the dharmachakra mudra. This visual clue denotes an act of instruction and originally signified the Buddha’s first discourse when he symbolically turned the wheel of the Dharma, or his teachings. One of the fingers of his left hand, which holds the end of his robe, extends to touch the joined thumb and forefinger of the right, connecting the hands and forming an approximation of a wheel.

“I see balance and I see repose and I see awakeness and I see tenderness, and I use my imagination because I imagine the living consciousness that's behind and animating the creation of this,” says Tara Brach in response to this artwork in ep. 3 of our AWAKEN podcast.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Tara as she shares her story of finding her own path: https://rubinmuseum.org/mediacenter/finding-a-path-with-meditation-teacher-tara-brach-awaken-podcast
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Gautama Buddha; India, Kashmir (present-day India or Pakistan); 9th century; copper alloy with copper, silver, and niello inlays; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Paul Mellon, 68.8.43. From the exhibition “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment.”

In honor of #PrideMonth and #MusPride day, we’re highlighting the sculpture “Touching of Hands” (2016) by artist, queer ...
06/16/2021

In honor of #PrideMonth and #MusPride day, we’re highlighting the sculpture “Touching of Hands” (2016) by artist, queer icon, and Museum friend Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Before h/er passing in March 2020, Breyer P-Orridge spent more than 50 years questioning the meaning and substance of identity through artistic endeavors, willful reincarnation, and physical shapeshifting.

This work is a life-size bronze casting of the artist’s arm. Its title refers to the artist and mystic Bryon Gysin’s remark to Breyer P-Orridge that “wisdom can only be passed on by the touching of hands.” Breyer P-Orridge intended for the bronze to wear down over time through visitors’ touch, a cumulative reminder of the life of the object.

Although touching the work is currently off-limits, this piece stands as a monument to the necessity of human connection and the hope that we may soon get back to “the touching of hands.”
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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (b. 1950, Manchester, England) with assistance from Daniel Albrigo (b. 1982, Pomona, California); Touching of Hands, 2016; bronze, brass plaque; Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of Breyer P-Orridge and Invisible-Exports; C2016.2.1, C2016.2.2
#genesisbreyerporridge #pride2021

In honor of #PrideMonth and #MusPride day, we’re highlighting the sculpture “Touching of Hands” (2016) by artist, queer icon, and Museum friend Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Before h/er passing in March 2020, Breyer P-Orridge spent more than 50 years questioning the meaning and substance of identity through artistic endeavors, willful reincarnation, and physical shapeshifting.

This work is a life-size bronze casting of the artist’s arm. Its title refers to the artist and mystic Bryon Gysin’s remark to Breyer P-Orridge that “wisdom can only be passed on by the touching of hands.” Breyer P-Orridge intended for the bronze to wear down over time through visitors’ touch, a cumulative reminder of the life of the object.

Although touching the work is currently off-limits, this piece stands as a monument to the necessity of human connection and the hope that we may soon get back to “the touching of hands.”
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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (b. 1950, Manchester, England) with assistance from Daniel Albrigo (b. 1982, Pomona, California); Touching of Hands, 2016; bronze, brass plaque; Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of Breyer P-Orridge and Invisible-Exports; C2016.2.1, C2016.2.2
#genesisbreyerporridge #pride2021

EP. 3 NOW LIVE 🔊 Listen today to episode 3 of our new podcast series AWAKEN! Tune in with host Laurie Anderson and disco...
06/15/2021
Finding a Path with Meditation Teacher Tara Brach Episode 3 | Rubin Museum of Art

EP. 3 NOW LIVE 🔊 Listen today to episode 3 of our new podcast series AWAKEN! Tune in with host Laurie Anderson and discover personal stories of transformation that explore what it means to "wake up."

Episode 3: "Finding a Path" — Psychologist, author and teacher of meditation Tara Brach shares what it was like to find her own path as both a student and teacher of Buddhism.

https://rubinmuseum.org/mediacenter/finding-a-path-with-meditation-teacher-tara-brach-awaken-podcast

Read the transcript of this episode. 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…

This sculpture, "The Buddha Triumphing Over Mara," depicts the Buddha's right hand touching the ground as he calls the e...
06/12/2021

This sculpture, "The Buddha Triumphing Over Mara," depicts the Buddha's right hand touching the ground as he calls the earth to witness his triumph over the demon Mara. Mara is often described as representing the inner forces of illusion and ignorance. When the Buddha overcame these forces, he was able to achieve enlightenment.

“...That idea of the only witness necessary being the earth, I think is really powerful to me because I think that so much of what the dilemma of humanity is, is that we're constantly trying to prove what already is,” says Alok Vaid-Menon (@alokvmenon) in their response to this artwork in ep. 2 of our AWAKEN podcast.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Alok as they share their own story of divine nature: http://therubin.org/326
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The Buddha Triumphing over Mara; India, probably Bihar; ca. 800-900; stone; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; The Avery Brundage Collection, B61S7+

This sculpture, "The Buddha Triumphing Over Mara," depicts the Buddha's right hand touching the ground as he calls the earth to witness his triumph over the demon Mara. Mara is often described as representing the inner forces of illusion and ignorance. When the Buddha overcame these forces, he was able to achieve enlightenment.

“...That idea of the only witness necessary being the earth, I think is really powerful to me because I think that so much of what the dilemma of humanity is, is that we're constantly trying to prove what already is,” says Alok Vaid-Menon (@alokvmenon) in their response to this artwork in ep. 2 of our AWAKEN podcast.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Alok as they share their own story of divine nature: http://therubin.org/326
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The Buddha Triumphing over Mara; India, probably Bihar; ca. 800-900; stone; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; The Avery Brundage Collection, B61S7+

This 16-panel painting by Tsherin Sherpa is the artist’s response to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015...
06/10/2021

This 16-panel painting by Tsherin Sherpa is the artist’s response to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. The fragmented image appears chaotic with missing information between the canvases, but as we search for clarity we can start to see the Buddhist deity Vajrabhairava, the conqueror of death, before our eyes.

“..I think our brains naturally want to be able to make sense of larger pieces coming together. We find comfort in having that control and the fact that you can't really make a coherent image with what you're looking at here, definitely adds to that sense of overwhelm,” says Aparna Nancherla in Ep. 1 of AWAKEN.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Aparna as she shares her own story of facing chaos and engages with "Luxation 1:" http://therubin.org/325
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Tsherin Sherpa (American, b. 1968, Nepal); Luxation 1, 2016; acrylic on sixteen stretched cotton canvases; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 2017.195a-p. From the exhibition "Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment."

This 16-panel painting by Tsherin Sherpa is the artist’s response to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. The fragmented image appears chaotic with missing information between the canvases, but as we search for clarity we can start to see the Buddhist deity Vajrabhairava, the conqueror of death, before our eyes.

“..I think our brains naturally want to be able to make sense of larger pieces coming together. We find comfort in having that control and the fact that you can't really make a coherent image with what you're looking at here, definitely adds to that sense of overwhelm,” says Aparna Nancherla in Ep. 1 of AWAKEN.

Listen to the podcast and hear more from Aparna as she shares her own story of facing chaos and engages with "Luxation 1:" http://therubin.org/325
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Tsherin Sherpa (American, b. 1968, Nepal); Luxation 1, 2016; acrylic on sixteen stretched cotton canvases; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 2017.195a-p. From the exhibition "Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment."

WORLD PREMIERE 🔊🌏  Listen today to the first 2 episodes of our new podcast series AWAKEN! Tune in with host Laurie Ander...
06/08/2021
AWAKEN Podcast-Hosted by Laurie Anderson | Rubin Museum of Art

WORLD PREMIERE 🔊🌏 Listen today to the first 2 episodes of our new podcast series AWAKEN! Tune in with host Laurie Anderson and discover personal stories of transformation that explore what it means to "wake up."

The Rubin Museum presents, AWAKEN, a podcast hosted by acclaimed musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson about the dynamic path to enlightenment and what it means to “wake up.” In 10 episodes we dive into the personal stories of guests…

Last year was difficult for all of us around the globe, but supporters like you stayed with us while the Rubin pivoted t...
06/06/2021

Last year was difficult for all of us around the globe, but supporters like you stayed with us while the Rubin pivoted to offer digital resources to our community, including those most in need.

Please consider making a gift today to support the work of the Rubin Museum. Your support is key to our strength and ability to share meaningful resources with the world: http://therubin.org/323
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Palace of the Buddha; Bhaisajyaguru, Master of Remedies (chapter 1); Hua Khar Jaintsa; Qinghai province, China; 1995–1996; pigment on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection; C2014.9.1

Last year was difficult for all of us around the globe, but supporters like you stayed with us while the Rubin pivoted to offer digital resources to our community, including those most in need.

Please consider making a gift today to support the work of the Rubin Museum. Your support is key to our strength and ability to share meaningful resources with the world: http://therubin.org/323
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Palace of the Buddha; Bhaisajyaguru, Master of Remedies (chapter 1); Hua Khar Jaintsa; Qinghai province, China; 1995–1996; pigment on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection; C2014.9.1

06/04/2021
AWAKEN podcast trailer preview

This week, we announced our new podcast, AWAKEN, hosted by Laurie Anderson. In each episode, AWAKEN dives into the personal stories of guests who share how they’ve experienced a shift in their awareness, and as a result, their perspective on life.

Listen to a clip from the podcast trailer, featuring snippets from upcoming episodes with guests Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Tara Brach.

Hear the full trailer, learn more, and subscribe: RubinMuseum.org/AwakenPod

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