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Awakening Compassion: Talking Film with Tracy Cochran

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Awakening Compassion: Talking Film with Tracy Cochran

FILM SCREENING: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring

This breathtakingly beautiful film takes place on and around a tree-lined lake where a solitary monk tends a tiny Buddhist monastery floating on a raft. After a child arrives in this serene setting, we witness the seasons of his life, his physical being and emotions changing along with the landscape around him. “The triumph of the film is that even those of us who don’t happen to be Buddhists can catch a glimpse of ourselves in the spinning wheel of hope, destruction, suffering, and bliss,” says Entertainment Weekly.

After the screening, Tracy Cochran will talk about how this film conveys the meditative mind. Within the microcosm of the film, we witness the range of human emotions and actions—love, devotion, cruelty, passion, even murder. Yet everything that happens unfolds under a serene and accepting gaze. This is compassion in action.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)


Conversation with Tracy Cochran
Tuesday, Feb. 19 2019, 7:00
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Tracy Cochran has been a student of meditation and spiritual practice for many years, and teaches mindfulness meditation at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan, at the Hudson River Sangha in Tarrytown and throughout the greater New York area. She is also a writer and the editorial director of the quarterly magazine Parabola, which draws on the world’s mythology and wisdom traditions to explore universal human themes. Her writings and teaching schedule can be found online at, as well as

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