This program will be hosted both in-person and online (hybrid). This is the registration page to join Narayan Helen Liebenson in person at our Center in Cambridge. (Register here if you prefer to attend online.)
In-person space is limited. Registration will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, October 27th. Walk-in registrations will not be available. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Masks will be optional.
Regret is one of the most conflictive and persistent of mental states. It can haunt one’s life in ongoing and undermining ways. Seen from a meditative perspective, however, regret is not only a source of unnecessary suffering; it may also be a source of wisdom and a pathway to compassion. Rather than being caught up in endless rumination, it is possible to approach regret in a variety of ways and with greater skill than in the past. With “right view” and meditative tools, it is possible to free oneself from the shadow of regret.
Some of the themes we will investigate are self-respect as well as respect for others, and the difference between remorse and guilt. Freedom from regret brings about a lightness of heart, ease of mind, and kindness extended in all directions.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our time together will include sitting meditation with instructions, talks, and time for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome.
This program will not be recorded. Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program.