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Narayan Helen Liebenson's Dharma Talks
Narayan Helen Liebenson
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I try to help practitioners approach their meditation practice and their lives with compassion and wisdom. Bringing a loving attentiveness into each moment allows us to learn kindness rather than condemnation, and discernment rather than judgment.
2004-04-08 The Rhythm Of Change 31:18
Life teaches us the lessons of impermanence in each moment. Understanding the lessons liberates our minds from clinging.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-08-23 Integrating The Practice 1:10:00
Practicing in everyday life.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-08-21 Waking Up In Relationship 53:37
Learning to apply the practice to the complex world of relationship.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-08-19 Training The Heart 55:21
Through the use of Thai Forest stories, this talk discusses ways and aspects of the importance of training the heart and taming the mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-08-17 The Art Of Wise Effort 54:03
Aspects of wise effort are discussed, including reflections on unwise effort.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-08-13 Second Foundation Of Mindfulness - Awareness Of Pleasant, Unpleasant And Neutral 45:27
The second foundation of mindfulness is the awareness of pleasant, painful, and neutral feeling. Awareness of the texture of our experiences brings liberation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-12-30 The Seven Factors Of Awakening 54:18
The Path of Awakening is available to all. This talk describes how to cultivate innate qualities that lead to inner freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-10-17 Exploring Impermanence 60:06
The Buddha pointed to impermanence-- the changing nature of things-- as one of the basic laws of nature. The events of September 11th have highlighted this truth dramatically for us. This talk encourages the possibility of softening, seeing clearly and being present to the truth so that we can continue to learn through deepening our understanding of this law of impermanence.
In collection In Response to September 11
2001-05-01 The Five Powers Of Mind 46:57
The five powers of mind are confidence, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom. This talk addresses how they balance and work together, bringing inner freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-03-28 The Middle Path And Freedom 49:13
This talk is an exploration of what the Middle Path is: it includes discussion on the extremes of self indulgence and self-denial, as well as fantasy and worry.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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