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Art in Context

Art in Context courses offer a way to explore Himalayan art more deeply. Using the museum's collection as a central point of reference, courses introduce the religion, culture, and art making-practices of the Himalayan region through deep looking, class discussion, and instructor expertise.

Upcoming Adult Education Programs 

 

Mind, Mindfulness, and Compassion: The Intersection of Art, Science, and Meditation 

Wednesdays, February 4 - March 4 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

Course Fee: $150; 10% off for members 

Instructors: Elizabeth Pyjov and Tashi Chodron 

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Explore the relationship between art and science within Buddhism and contemplative practices inspired by the exhibition, The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide. Participants will study the art in its Tibetan Buddhist context and learn how similar ideas are being discussed in contemporary neuroscience. Each class will feature a meditation practice designed to cultivate compassion as well as a discussion on the neurological effects of positive emotions. Rubin Museum educator, Tashi Chodron, will lead a special tour and discussion of the exhibition from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective.

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Nutritional Health and Happiness
Tashi Chodron

Wednesdays, April 9-30, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm

 

Join Tashi Chodron and special guests as they savor the nutritional wisdom of Himalayan Asia. Inspired by the Rubin Museum’s exhibition, Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine, this four-part workshop will explore the medicinal power of herbs and spices through hands-on demonstrations and lively discussions. Guest lecturers will include the preeminent Tibetan physician, Dr. Dawa Ridak, who will offer customized medical insights, Ali Loukzada, chef at the Rubin Museum’s Serai Café, and Sandra Garson, chef and author of Veggiyana: the Dharma of Cooking. The final class will include a sampling of delicious dishes created by chefs Loukzada, Garson, and Chodron, and served in the Serai Café. 

No experience necessary. All materials included. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Course Fee: $200; 50% off for members

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Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation made at least one week prior to the first class will be refunded for the full amount. Requests made within one week and prior to 48 hours before the first class will be refunded for ½ of the total amount paid. Requests made within 48 hours of the first class will not be refunded.

Tashi Chodron is the Coordinator of Adult and Academic Outreach Programs, Rubin Museum Guide, and Voices of Tibet Founder.

 

 

 

  

It’s Funny Because It's True: Exploring the Buddhist Truth of Suffering through Comedy
Christopher Kelley

Four Sessions, Wednesdays, May 7-28
6:00-8:00 pm

 

The first noble truth in Buddhism claims that stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction are fundamental to the human condition. Any good comedian knows this and that making jokes about these feelings usually gets big laughs. Humor helps us confront the awkward fact that suffering, referred to as "dukkha" by Buddhists, is unavoidable in life. In this course, we explore how comedy can help us better understand the nature of suffering and how Buddhist teachings not only help us to identify the causes of suffering but how we can eradicate them from our lives.

No experience necessary. All materials included. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Course Fee: $125; 10% off for members

Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellation made at least one week prior to the first class will be refunded for the full amount. Requests made within one week and prior to 48 hours before the first class will be refunded for ½ of the total amount paid. Requests made within 48 hours of the first class will not be refunded.

Christopher Kelley is a PhD candidate under Professor Robert Thurman in Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. In his dissertation he explores the theory and application of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Human Rights Project. He has taught classes at Columbia University and is currently teaching at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.  

 

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