Rubin Museum of Art

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Happy Talk

"Central to Buddhist belief is the alleviation of suffering - with the end result a form of happiness. Central to our founding fathers’ belief was the inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. But do these two expressions of Enlightened thought mean the same thing? That’s for us to find out at our new series of on-stage conversations between personalities and experts." - Tim McHenry, Director of Public Programs


Don't Know if You're Happy? Nobody Does
New York Times, September 20, 2012

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Performance artist Laurie Anderson & Professor of Psychology Daniel Gilbert
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Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg & artist Josh Melnick
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Athlete and Artist Aimee Mullins & writer Sheila Heti
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Actor Michael C. Hall & psychologist/author Kevin Dutton
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Playwright Neil LaBute & singer/songwriter Aimee Mann
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Actor Liev Schreiber & philosopher Jesse Prinz
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Writer Oliver Burkeman & Tibetan lama Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche
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Writer A.M. Homes & Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein
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Rosanne Cash sings Love Songs with John Leventhal, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Larry Campbell, Theresa Williams
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Vedic meditation teacher Thom Knoles + Kaballah Center's Eitan Yardeni
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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman + philosopher Simon Critchley
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One-of-a-kind Broadway legend Elaine Stritch + brain scientist Murali Doraiswamy
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