RUBIN MUSEUM CARE PACKAGE: ART + PRACTICES FOR NAVIGATING OUR WORLD
April 14, 2020
In this time of great instability, our global community is experiencing growing fear, loss, isolation, and stress. When faced with uncertainty and turmoil, Buddhists rely on traditional practices developed over two thousand years to harness the mind and help change perspectives, manage emotions, and cultivate compassion.
Inspired by the practices reflected in Buddhist visual culture, these resources may help you handle stress and foster peace of mind wherever you are.
TAKE REFUGE IN THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST SHRINE ROOM
The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room is a quiet space for contemplation in an immersive art setting. Experience the calm atmosphere of the Shrine Room in your home with this video.
TUNE IN TO THE RUBIN DAILY OFFERING
This video series provides art, ideas, and practices inspired by our collection to help us achieve greater balance. Watch these 10-minute episodes and learn to navigate a shifting world and discover the transformative power of art.
Tara is one of the most popular female deities in Tibetan Buddhist culture. She personifies enlightened action and protection. Her compassionate action is believed to be swift. When individuals invoke or pray to her, she focuses their mind and helps them overcome their fears. Learn more.
Buddhism encourages us to embrace the instability of life. In Spiral magazine, Professor John Dunne explores how impermanence manifests on obvious and subtle levels, and how Buddhist insight can help us navigate change. He writes, “The overall point of contemplating death and impermanence is not about pain and dissatisfaction. It’s about the tremendous opportunities offered by the inevitability of change, the novelty of each moment, and the immediacy of beauty and pleasure.” Read article.
LEARN TO HARNESS YOUR EMOTIONS
These blog posts share techniques for quieting the mind and managing anxiety for both families and adults.