Thursday, April 23, 2020

FROM THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: Feel at peace with lessons from the Verneable Tenzin Priyadarshi

The Rubin Daily Offering: Week 4 with the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi 

The Rubin Daily Offering: 10-minute videos
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Have you been struggling to stay inspired and resilient during this uncertain time? If you're looking for a change of pace, our video series The Rubin Daily Offering can help you engage with the changes you are facing from different perspectives.

In the fourth week of this series, Buddhist monk and Founding Director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi joins the Rubin’s Manager of Visitor Experience and Interpretation Dawnette Samuels to explore various teachings inspired by deities depicted in the Rubin Museum art collection that can help us find peace in solitude.

In today's episode, Dawnette Samuels introduces a sculpture of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Then the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi offers a teaching and moment of meditation on the foundational mantra of Manjushri, om ara pa tsa na dhi. Watch the first episode of the week on IGTV.


A care package for navigating our world

Have you peeked inside our care package? To support our community during this time, we've put together art and mind-body practices that can help you foster peace of mind, change perspectives, manage emotions, and cultivate compassion.

Check back as we update the care package with new resources and opportunities for inspiration.

We hope that you feel supported in this moment.


From inside the care package


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