Art and Meditation: Awakening Wisdom Experience with Tashi Chodron

Take a journey into the world of the Divine Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to invoke the true nature which is the Wisdom: The Basic Goodness that’s within each of us.

Across Shared Waters installation image. Photo: Bradley Wakoff

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron for an afternoon meditation, exploring the connections between Himalayan culture, art, and mindfulness practice in conjunction with the exhibition Across Shared Waters: Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with Tibetan Art from the Jack Shear Collection.

This program includes a guided meditation using different approaches, including mantra, mudra, and the importance of your astrological signs in order to bring clarity, awareness and wisdom to your daily life.

About the artist

Tashi Chodron is a lay Buddhist practitioner. She is one of the first women of her generation in exile to receive the entire teachings of the Vajrayana path directly from HH Penor Rinpoche (one of the greatest masters of the 20th century) including Ngondro—preliminary teachings, Tsalung and Dzogchen, the pinnacle teachings of the Great Perfection. As the Himalayan Programs and Communities Ambassador at the Rubin Museum of Art, Tashi has taught Awakening Practice and Awakening Wisdom Experience mindful meditation classes, and educates university students and adults through gallery tours and classes on Himalayan Art and Culture.

She taught the Awakening Practice at Kripalu in partnership with NY Yoga and Life Magazine for many years and curated a monthly program on Himalayan Art and Culture called “Himalayan Heritage” at the Rubin Museum of Art. She also lead virtual sessions with Tibet House New York, the Center for Adults Living Well @ the YMCA, and hosted meditation sessions for children since the pandemic, and led a meditation session on the 21 Feminine Attributes for UN Women’s USA. 

Tashi is the founder and current director of Voices of Tibet, an organization dedicated to conducting interviews with Tibetan elders to save their stories for many future generations and to educate the world about Tibet. She is also a board member of the UN Women’s USA NY Chapter.

April 15, 2023
3 PM
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