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Sacred is a global portrayal of religious faith and ritual—a journey through the milestones of private life. Join us on a tour to complement our screening of this inspiring film, where you’ll learn how Buddhist and Hindu rituals help people navigate the milestones of private life. rma.cm/1w9

“Sacred” Film Tours | Rubin Museum of Art

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Rubin Museum of Art
03/24/2017 at 14:35. Facebook
Are you sick of self-help? The new “anti-improvement” movement can help with that. It’s a hearty backlash to the glut of books urging us to purify our bodies, brains, and closets. The New York Times reviews today’s antidotes for yesterday’s cures, from the grim to the gleefully profane. rma.cm/1w8

I’m Not O.K. Neither Are You. Who Cares?

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Make your child’s birthday fun, festive, and full of art. The Rubin’s Birthday Art Lab includes custom themes, art making, interactive tours, and the perfect finger foods for kids. Goodie bags come with special items from the shop. Start planning today: rma.cm/5z

Birthday Art Labs | Rubin Museum of Art

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yesterday at 18:43. Facebook
Heaven scent! In the Himalayas, incense is used in religious ceremonies and many other aspects of culture. If you zoom in on the bottom of this painting, you can see three men making incense, showing just how important it is.

Image credit: Nucleus of the Earth Kshitagargha Bodhisattva Eastern Tibet, C2005.26.1, Rubin Museum of Art
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Are you a college student, graduate student, or recent postgraduate interested in a career in the museum world but aren’t sure where to start? Take your first steps at the Rubin Museum’s Museum Career Workshop.

This free event is an opportunity to meet with museum professionals, learn about the many career paths available to you, and get practical advice for your foray into the...
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Free Museum College Career Workshop

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yesterday at 18:06. Facebook
Every Wednesday in the Spiral Lobby, artists who specialize in Himalayan and South Asian are invited to create spontaneous musical connections, inspired by art in the galleries. rma.cm/1w7

Keisho Ohno will perform on the Japanese Tsugaru-shamisen on 4/12, faithfully adhering to his motto to “uphold and destroy traditional music.”

Keisho Ohno-Spiral Music | Rubin Museum of Art

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yesterday at 16:35. Facebook
How does drawing sacred characters lead to mindfulness? Find out on 4/22 with Tashi Mannox, as the calligrapher demonstrates his art and and invites you to vocalize mantras through the “seed syllables” of body, speech, and mind. After the program, stick around for a signing of the second edition of Mannox's book “Sacred Scripts.” rma.cm/1vp

Sacred Syllables and Their Sounds-With Tashi Mannox | Rubin Museum of Art

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yesterday at 14:33. Facebook
Warning: You will know less at the end of this program than you do now.

To get the most out of these illusions you’ll need courage, doubt, skepticism, the willingness to interact with others, and most importantly, you’ll need to care. Experience an afternoon filled with experiments in perception, led by neuroscientist and artist Beau Lotto. Go to the place your brain evolved to avoid....
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Beau Lotto: Experiments in Perception

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yesterday at 14:25. Facebook
Take a moment out of your busy day to meditate and find your openness. Tracy Cochran leads a Mindfulness Meditation session 4/5. rma.cm/1w6

“The real purpose of our presence here, is being attentive, being willing to go on seeing and keeping our hearts open—not just for our sake but for the sake of others. We make ourselves available to life, opening our hearts to the passing flow of it,...
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Tracy Cochran-Mindfulness Meditation | Rubin Museum of Art

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Rubin Museum of Art
03/22/2017 at 20:22. Facebook
Shed your winter coats and watch blooms unfold. This week marks the official start of spring! Do you do anything special to mark the end of winter and the beginning of a new cycle? Here’s how Nepalis usher in the new season… and their new year! rma.cm/1wu

Nepalese Seasons: Springtime and New Beginnings | Rubin Museum of Art

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03/22/2017 at 16:49. Facebook
On 4/22, take your place at the Rubin roundtable. In most highland cultures, reverence for the land and the gods that inhabit is a common practice. rma.cm/1uf

As part of the New School’s India China Institute annual conference, curators Jorrit Britschgi, Elena Pakhoutova, Karl Debreczeny, and Beth Citron join a panel to discuss interpretations of sacred mountains and their associations with...
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Sacred Landscapes in the Himalayas-Mountains + Sacred Landscapes Conference | Rubin Museum of Art

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03/22/2017 at 14:42. Facebook
We’ve all heard that we can find happiness in the present moment. But what does that really mean? Brain Pickings unpacks this truism, with some help from philosopher Alan Watts’ musings on how to find life’s purpose in an era of anxiety. rma.cm/1vw

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

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Rubin Museum of Art
03/22/2017 at 14:03. Facebook
The Sufi mystical poet Rumi has a Buddhist equivalent in Milarapa. One of the most beloved saints in the Himalayas, the 11th-century Tibetan poet and singer Milarapa was known to burst into spontaneous song celebrating the teachings of Buddha. You can study his songs and teachings today in the book “The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa,” a Tibetan literary classic that is increasingly...
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03/21/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
Celebrate the vibrant Sikh festival of Vaisakhi on 4/5. Manpreet Kaur will teach Bhangra, the famous folk dance, and practicing Sikhs will share the living traditions of their faith. rma.cm/1vs

Presented with our community partner India Home, the evening will include an enlightening tour of the OM Lab, led by curator Risha Lee and educator Tashi Chodron, followed by interactive chanting with...
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Everyone Is Divine-Celebrating The Sikh Festival Vaisakhi | Rubin Museum of Art

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03/21/2017 at 17:15. Facebook
Daydreaming of the weekend? Get in the groove with DJ Dreeemy’s mix of ambient instrumentals, cultural tones, and bass that syncs brainwaves at K2 Friday, 3/24. [ Rma.cm Link ]

Her influences include sound healing techniques and fluid movement -- perfect for your #TGIF state of mind.

K2 Lounge-DJ Dreeemy | Rubin Museum of Art

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03/21/2017 at 14:35. Facebook
As a part of our Brainwave series, Cabaret Cinema presents films that potently demonstrate that much of our perception is distorted by the lens of our assumptions and desires. rma.cm/1vk

The Lady from Shanghai begins with a small mystery: does the new seaman on a yacht already know the owner’s gorgeous and mysterious wife? From this beginning unfolds a pattern of deception and murder which...
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The Lady from Shanghai-Cabaret Cinema | Rubin Museum of Art

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03/21/2017 at 14:23. Facebook
OM or Aum is the primal vibration from which all other vibrations emerge, including all light, sound, and physical matter.

In the field of acoustics, vibrations of vibrations are called overtones, and these resonances are based on simple natural ratios. For example, doubling a sound wave’s frequency creates a note one octave higher. This tuning system has fallen out of favor in western music...
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Acoustic Mandala Project: Sound Meditation Experience

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Rubin Museum of Art
03/20/2017 at 20:15. Facebook
As climate change alters the monsoon season in Nepal, the exhibition Nepalese Seasons gives an intimate view of the country’s dependence on the annual rains.

See how nature influences the art, culture, and rituals of the region before the show closes on 3/27. rma.cm/nk

Nepalese Seasons - Rain and Ritual | Rubin Museum of Art

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Rubin Museum of Art
03/20/2017 at 19:40. Facebook
Calligrapher and artist Tashi Mannox will lead audience members to discover the transformative power of mantras through the “seed syllables” of the body, speech, and mind. The program will be followed by a book launch and signing of the second edition of Mannox’s book Sacred Scripts.

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Tashi Mannox’s name embodies both the Eastern and Western artistic disciplines in his...
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Tashi Mannox: Sacred Syllables and Their Sounds

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Rubin Museum of Art
03/20/2017 at 19:32. Facebook
Introduced by mind scientist Liza Solomonova

JimCarrey stars as Joel Barish, a man who discovers that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain through an experimental medical procedure. He decides to undergo the same procedure—only to have second thoughts after it’s too late.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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