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Meditation, with a Side of Ginger

July 13, 2016

HOUSTON – July 13, 2016 – Turn off your inner critic and learn to see the world in a new way at the Rothko Chapel.

Ginger Clarkson will be leading guided Vipassana meditation at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3 at the Rothko Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon. Suggested donation is $10.

Vipassana is a meditation technique which requires internal and external attention. A practitioner consciously observes without judgment, analysis or the attempt to change anything.

“While neither grasping nor rejecting any observed stimulus or experience, the hope is that the practitioner will gains insight through freedom from habitual responses,” Rothko Chapel programs director Michelle Ashton explained.

Clarkson is a teacher of Vipassana meditation, a board certified music therapist and a fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. In addition to her private practice in Houston, she trains students internationally in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

Clarkson studied at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California and serves as founding teacher of the Cholula Vipassana Sangha in the state of Puebla, Mexico. She now leads the Insight Meditation Houston sangha at the First Unitarian Church.

“Ginger Clarkson’s wealth of knowledge, insight and perspective is vast,” Ashton said. “We hope the community will join us for this great opportunity to learn about attentiveness and meditation at the Chapel.”

The event is a continuation of Rothko Chapel’s educational meditation series, “Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions,” aimed at teaching spiritual practices to quiet, center, expand and renew the mind.

The "Twelve Moments" series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.

For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.

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About the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.

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