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This Tiny Detail Will Help You Unlock Buddhist Art

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion

Buddhist artwork is infused with layers of meaning. Every posture and gesture has a special significance, intended to inspire devotion and reflection....

NYC Museum Honors Earthquake-Stricken Nepal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, staff and curators at New York City's Rubin Museum sprang into action to honor the country's cu...

Priscilla Frank

What Nepalese Culture Lost Forever In The Earthquake | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts

In Nepal, Buddhist deities and Hindu gods are both vital parts of ritual life and are worshiped side-by-side. Rakta Lokeshvara, a meditation form of t...

Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

A bit bittersweet, this is the final exhibition at the familiar uptown Whitney - located in the Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue. It heralds its upcoming move down to the West Village/Meat Packing District (WV/MPD) - where the larger structure on Gansevoort Street - overlooks the Hudson River.

The Unusual Downside Of Using Your Imagination

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Memory is an incredible tool. From nostalgic thoughts to little details, our brains have the power to recall the most poignant and defining moments --...

How Developing Our Memory Of The Past Influences Our Future

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living

When we go through a challenge or endure grief, more often than not we wish to block out the memory from our minds. The pain we endured isn't somethin...

Can We Alter Our Own Perceptions Of Reality?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living

We're familiar with the mind games and tricks magicians use on a daily basis -- but what if we can take those "hacks" and apply them to our own percep...

How Our Words And Emotions Affect Our Communication

Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When we communicate, are we expressing our thoughts or are we expressing emotion? In the video above, actor Isabella Rossellini and Hunter College ...

Leaders Of The Mindfulness Movement On How Meditation Will Change The Workplace

Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Once a niche activity for the spiritual set, meditation and mindfulness have made their way into the corporate world, with numerous CEOs opening up ab...

Dreaming of Debra Winger

Tim McHenry | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

Much of the first half of Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married (2008) seems to concern itself with the sibling rivalry between the Rachel of the ti...

The Secret To Recalling Your Dreams

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Our dreams could provide insight into our minds and uncover parts of our conscious we didn't even know were in play -- but what happens if you don't r...

The Warning Sign It's Time For A New Life Approach

Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living

What do you do when life becomes uninspiring and you're stuck in a rut? According to creative experts, sometimes a new approach is the only way to ...

Is Happiness Subjective?

Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

What qualifies feeling happy? In the video above, musician Aimee Mann and film director Neil LaBute agree -- it's all subjective. "[Happiness] is mor...

If You Look Happy, Do You Feel Happy? Liev Schreiber On 'Faking It'

Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

"Happiness [is] only real when shared." It is said that the last words of Christopher McCandless, the man at the center of Jon Krakauer's Into the ...

Crackdown, Misunderstanding of Uyghur Faith

Greg Fay | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Greg Fay

Although overseas observers may have difficulty accurately interpreting Uyghurs' Islamic beliefs, there is no confusion over whether they experience religious control from China's government.

Remember Me? The Mystery Of Memory At The Rubin

Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts

In its fifth year, the dialogue series "Brainwave" will bring together members of all walks of life and neuroscientists at the Rubin Museum of Art. T...

No Overlap -- About Small Cultural Institutions

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
Agnes Gund

When I think about museums -- the arts institutions I know best -- I find many "whys" and "hows" and "wherebys" for their flowering on the cultural landscape.

Watch A Half-Ton Ice Buddha Melt Away At Rubin Museum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CHELSEA -- Watch out: the newest installation at the Rubin Museum of Art will melt right before your eyes. In fact, that's the idea. Atta Kim, a K...

(R)evolution in Consciousness: The Book of Symbols Launch at the Rubin Museum of Art

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The "Handless Maiden" of the Grimm's fairy tale... can be seen as representing a feminine being -in-the-world that is psychically so bedeviled by the ...

The Profound Beauty and Striking Similarities Between Orthodox Christian And Tibetan Buddhist Art (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

"Embodying the Holy," a new exhibition at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art, brings to light striking similarities between Orthodox Christian icons ...

Buddhism, Spirituality, Mindfulness: NYC's Rubin Museum

Martin Brauen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Martin Brauen

It is this urgent connection to real life that has made the Rubin Museum of Art something of a magnet for seekers of all sorts.