This event happened on September 23

My Meditation Journey

with Tim McHenry


September 23, 2023.

10-11 a.m. EDT (New York), 4-5 p.m. CEST (Europe), 11-12 p.m. China Standard Time

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Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event.

Who can attend this event?

This program is open to everyone.


This event will be offered in English only.

Join a fascinating conversation integrating science, wisdom traditions, and artistic innovation.

During this sixty-minute conversation, author, curator, and museum impresario of New York’s Rubin Museum of Art, Tim McHenry, shares insights from his personal journey and his passion for developing interactive museum experiences as a means of heightening self-awareness and well-being. The conversation will be led by Tergar Guide Stephanie Wagner. 

Inspired by powerful Buddhist principles, the Rubin Museum’s Mandala Lab—opening in London’s Canary Wharf this September—encourages attendees to explore challenging emotions and consider how they might have the power to transform them into wisdom.


My Meditation Journey is a light-hearted discussion with a serious message that intends to empower, inspire curiosity, and help to develop self-confidence and joy through healthy habits.


This is a unique opportunity to hear Tim McHenry, author, curator, and museum impresario from the Rubin Museum of Art, share his meditation habits and experiences of using art, science, and wisdom to inspire people worldwide.  


  • An interview with Tim McHenry based on carefully curated questions
  • An open Q&A for participants to ask questions in the last segment of the program

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About Tim McHenry

Tim McHenry is an author, curator, and museum impresario who has been providing visitors to the Rubin Museum of Art with what Huffington Post has called “some of the most original and inspired programs on the arts and consciousness in New York City.” The integration of neuroscience with contemplative practice in the groundbreaking series Brainwave has given rise to such museum experiences of ‘serious play’ such as the Dream-over, the Memory Palace, and The Game of Life. The Mandala Lab installation is the most complete representation of his beliefs in integrating science, Buddhist wisdom traditions, and artistic innovation to emphasize empathetic experiential engagement as a means of heightening self-awareness and well-being.

About Stephanie Wagner

Stephanie Wagner is a board-certified health and well-being coach (NBC-HWC) with a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota in Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching. She also holds a Master of Music in flute performance from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

A meditator for twenty years, Stephanie has studied with some of the world’s most renowned Buddhist teachers, including Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg, and Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. She met Mingyur Rinpoche in 2009 and immediately felt a sense of connection to Rinpoche’s message that anything in daily life can be used as an opportunity to wake up to our innate basic goodness.

Stephanie’s roles at Tergar include her work as a facilitator, a course guide for the Meditation Teacher Program, and an umdze (chant leader) for the Path of Liberation programs. In addition to her work at Tergar, she is the lead trainer for a nonprofit founded by renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson called Healthy Minds Innovations. She is also on the teaching faculty at the University of Minnesota in the Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching program.