The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more.
Enter an immersive world created by Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo, brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures that tell stories about our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic to the climate crisis. It will delight visitors of all ages!
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Clear your head, silence your phone, and experience YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED in solitude on a quiet Saturday morning. Co-presented with the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto, these intimate guided meditation sessions will take place in the exhibition space, just before the museum opens to the public. Situated specifically within Ono’s Stone Piece installation, visitors will receive introductory meditation instruction, and a deeper understanding of how to bring present-moment awareness into daily life. Each session will be followed by a tea and conversation.
March 24: Connecting with your basic nature
April 21: Staying open in any situation
May 12: Bringing meditation into everyday life
What are the benefits of meditation practice? An important one is learning to be kind to ourselves whatever our state of mind may be. By doing so we develop a greater capacity to truly see and hear others. This session will include meditation instruction and guided practice from the Shambhala tradition with an emphasis on staying present with whatever arises. Sometimes called “making friends with ourselves”, the openness we extend to our own minds helps us be present with others.
About the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto
The Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto is part of Shambhala, an international community dedicated to recognizing the innate goodness of all and manifesting that goodness in society. People of all traditions come to explore our diverse programs which are designed to help us discover our inherent sanity, gentleness, and humour.
Stone Piece (detail), Yoko Ono, 2015 / 2018, © Yoko Ono. Photo: Tara Fillion
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