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Narayan Helen Liebenson

The Art and Practice of Equanimity with Narayan Liebenson (In-Person & Online)

September 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 10, 2023

This non-residential retreat with Narayan Liebenson, Saturday Sept. 9 9AM – 430PM to Sunday Sept. 10 9AM – 12PM, is available both Online and In-Person at Bastyr University in Kenmore. When you register you will be required to choose between In-Person and Online.


Equanimity is the cultivation of a balanced heart in the midst of impermanence. The Buddha described the ways we are pushed and pulled by conditions in life as the teaching of the Eight Worldly Winds. These “winds” include praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, and honor and shame. Equanimity makes it possible to respond to these ever-changing experiences with less reactivity and with greater wisdom and compassion.

Together, we will focus on various ways of cultivating equanimity in our lives. Our time together will Include sitting and walking meditation, talks, questions and responses, and an optional small group. I sincerely invite you to join me for a day exploring both the art as well as the practice of equanimity. This program is appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners. Everyone is welcome.

Instructor Bio

Narayan Helen Liebenson finds it a joy and a privilege to share the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested. She serves as an IMS guiding teacher, and has been a guiding teacher of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center since its inception in 1985.

Her training over the past forty years includes study in the United States and in Asia with meditation masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan traditions. She was a student of the late Chan master Sheng Yen for over ten years. Asked by Master Sheng Yen to teach, Narayan decided to integrate her understanding of Zen into her already existing Vipassana lineage.

Narayan is the author and illustrator of a small book titled Life as Meditation, and for many years wrote a meditator’s advice column in Buddhadharma magazine. Her latest book, The Magnanimous Heart, was published by Wisdom Publications in January, 2019.

Registration & Donation

Registration for this Hybrid Retreat is required. The suggested event donations are listed below, plus teacher dana. Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. Dana for SIMS can be offered on our website on the Donate page.

All are welcome. For questions about the retreat, please contact


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September 9, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free – $120.00
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Bastyr University & Zoom
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028 United States
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