The Magnanimous Heart: Compassion and Love, Loss and Grief, Joy and Liberation

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The Magnanimous Heart: Compassion and Love, Loss and Grief, Joy and Liberation
with Narayan Helen Liebenson
Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 10:00am-4:00pm



The magnanimous heart is a heart of balance and buoyancy, of generosity and inclusivity. It allows us to approach each moment exactly as it is, free from agendas and shoulds. In Narayan’s new book, The Magnanimous Heart, she shows us how to turn the sting and anguish of loss into a direct experience of enoughness—the deep joy, peace, and happiness within our own hearts that exists beyond mere circumstances.

Friday evening, Narayan will offer a short sitting, a talk on a passage from her book, and a Q&A followed by a book signing.

Saturday will consist of sitting and walking meditation, short talks and discussions on themes from the book—essentially, how to live from a compassionate love that guides our lives and warms whatever it shines upon. With metta and compassion as companions and allies, we discover how our own magnanimous hearts can gently allow the inner knots to untie themselves.

You may register for one or both of these sessions. There will be opportunity to buy Narayan’s book at each session.

The registration fee includes teacher support. If you wish to give more in addition to the registration fee, the total (registration fees and additional contributions) will be shared between NYI and the teacher(s).

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Narayan Helen Liebenson

Narayan Helen Liebenson is a Guiding Teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, MA, and at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. She leads retreats at both centers as well as in other parts of the country and world, including Cuba Her training over the past 40 years includes study in the US and in Asia with meditation masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan traditions

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