A large drawing of a man wrestling with a minotaur in a surrealistic style

Salvador Dalí, Theseus and the Minotaur, set of three stage curtains, 1941-1942, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Leon Falk, Jr.

Weekly Art Meditations — April 2022


Carve out a moment in your busy schedule to experience tranquility and mindfulness during this 30-minute live, guided meditation. Each week, certified yoga instructor Lydia Kilian will select works of art from the collection to serve as inspiration for achieving balance and a sense of inner calm. Visualization exercises, breath awareness, and loving-kindness meditations are just a few of the practices explored on this journey. Appropriate for participants of all levels and abilities.

Note: For privacy, participants will not be visible to each other or to the instructor.

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About Lydia Kilian

Lydia Kilian began her meditation journey 10 years ago as a tool to manage performance anxiety while completing her degree in piano performance. Since then, she has developed a consistent meditation practice in her daily life and has studied extensively in the Vipassana style, participating in retreats at the Southeast Vipassana Center in Jesup, Georgia and Wat Suan Mokkh, Thailand. Lydia is a certified yoga instructor and studied various meditation techniques during her yoga training in Rishikesh, India. She is a recent graduate of the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon University. Lydia is an avid arts supporter and believes the arts and meditation can be used as complementary tools to calm the mind and support well-being.