Mindful Awareness: A Meditation Program at Asia Society

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Stress is one of the biggest contributors to poor health. Its effects can cause physical maladies, damage relationships, and negatively impact work performance. Mindfulness is scientifically supported as a means to reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve attention, and promote well-being.

Asia Society is pleased to welcome the public to participate in a weekly 30-minute mindful awareness meditation session, led by Archimedes Bibiano.


All sessions are free for members; $5 for seniors/students; and $10 for non-members. Includes free admission to Asia Society Museum.

All sessions take place in Asia Society’s Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. All attendees should check in at the front desk in order to verify their membership or to purchase a spot. 

If you plan on attending all sessions, we encourage you to consider annual membership with Asia Society. Annual membership is $75 ($60 for seniors) and gives you unlimited access to the museum and meditation sessions and 10% discounts at the Garden Court Café and AsiaStore, as well as discounts on tickets to programs and access to members only events. For more information and to join, please see our membership page or call 212-327-9304. Memberships may also be purchased in person at our front desk.


Upcoming 2018 Sessions:

All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm.

October 3

October 10

October 17 (8th floor)

October 24

October 31

November 14 (8th floor)

November 21

November 28

December 5

December 12 (8th floor)

Please note: We ask all attendees to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the session in order to register and get seated. Please keep in mind these sessions are intended to be quiet and meditative. Unfortunately, once the session has started we will be unable to admit new guests.


Archimedes Bibiano

Archimedes Bibiano is a Mindfulness Meditation and Adaptive Yoga Teacher certified by Mindful Life Yoga and an associate with The Awareness Training Institute and Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Bibiano has been studying and practicing meditation for thirty years, fifteen of which have been dedicated to teaching classes, workshops and seminars at schools, hospitals, and meditation centers in the United States and in Latin America.

Since 2004, Archimedes Bibiano has been working with pediatric patients in the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, teaching meditation and yoga to children and their families, as well as to nurses, physicians, and clinical researchers, and more recently, teaching to medical students and interns with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In addition, he regularly teaches a 8-week course titled Take Time to Meditate, offered to all Mount Sinai Health System employees.

His work with educators, health care providers, and scientists has allowed multi-cultural groups to efficiently build a shared ground of experiential knowledge, introducing a fresh approach to the development of mindful leadership and interpersonal communication skills, including self-regulation of affect, stress reduction, and conflict resolution, through the study and practice of mindfulness meditation.

Archimedes is an inspirational teacher, fluent in three languages, and has served as a keynote address and guest speaker for a number of organizations both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.