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Narayan Helen Liebenson's Dharma Talks
Narayan Helen Liebenson
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.
2002-08-12 Guided Metta Meditation 1 42:04
2002-01-04 Caring for Oneself and Others 42:42
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center New Year's Retreat
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
2001-05-05 Moving from Retreat Life into Daily Life 67:36
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
2001-03-15 Mindfulness Of Speech 48:07
Learning the four guidelines of mindful speaking which allow us to see with greater clarity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-03-13 Renunciation 48:25
Understanding the true meaning of renunciation. Renunciation is not what it sounds like.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-03-11 Patience And Expectation 48:03
Defining patience, its place in practice, and the connection between patience and expectation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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