May 2019

04May10:00 AM4:30 PMMagnanimous Heart10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Narayan Helen Liebenson No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: May 4, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code NH1D19.

Based on Narayan’s recently published book, The Magnanimous Heart; Love and Compassion, Loss and Grief, Joy and Liberation, we will explore what it means to live and to practice with a heart and mind that is spacious and buoyant in the very midst of loss and change. Is it possible to relate differently to our experiences than our conditioning dictates, and to bring all of our experiences into our dharma practice? We will explore these questions in a variety of ways throughout the day, including guided meditation, discussion, and Q&A.

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  • Narayan Helen Liebenson

    Narayan Helen Liebenson

    Narayan Helen Liebenson is a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, a meditation center in Cambridge, MA, where she has been teaching since it opened in 1985. Narayan is also one of the guiding teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, where she offers residential retreats. Her training over the past forty years includes study in the US and Asia with meditation masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan traditions. She was a student of the late Chan Master, master Sheng Yen for over ten years. Narayan is the author of "The Magnanimous Heart; love and compassion, loss and grief, joy and liberation" and the author and illustrator of a small book entitled "Life as Meditation". She wrote an advice column for meditators in Buddhadharma Magazine for fourteen years.

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