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, February 23. Walk-in registrations will not be available. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Masks will be optional.
A heart that is free from grasping is a heart of balance and buoyancy, of generosity and inclusivity. It allows us to approach each moment exactly as it is, without agendas and expectations, receptive to all that arises. A heart free from grasping has the capacity to hold anything and everything, transforming even vulnerability and grief into workable assets.
Over the course of our day together, we will explore what it means to live with a heart and mind that is spacious and vast, even in the midst of loss and change which are inevitable in all of our lives. Is it possible to relate differently than our conditioning dictates? Is it possible to bring all our experiences into our dharma practice, whatever they may be? Engaging the teachings and practices of the Buddha, we will find ways 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 exist beyond mere circumstances.
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.
Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program. This program will not be recorded.
NOTE: At check-in, participants will be asked to volunteer for a short period of mindful service during the retreat—a “yogi job.” Yogi jobs enable the smooth running of the retreat and offer an opportunity to practice alongside other retreat participants.