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Kripalu

True Refuge
Residential Weekend
Kripalu

May 15-17, 2015
Stockbridge, MA

Women's Residential Long Weekend Retreat

June 25-28, 2015
Reisterstown, MD
Registration open

Schedule

Weekly Class

Bethesda, Maryland

Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on vipassana (mindfulness or insight) meditation. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A clinical psychologist, Tara is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.


2015-04-15 ~ "True Happiness - Realizing Well Being" (audio)
Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and habits that contract us away form presence, and several key ways we can nourish our natural capacity for happiness.




2015-04-08 ~ "Three Liberating Gifts: Part 3 - Looking in the Mirror" (audio)
2015-04-08 ~ "Three Liberating Gifts: Part 3 - Looking in the Mirror" (video)
This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free. The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.





2015-04-01 ~ "Three Liberating Gifts: Part 2 - Inner Fire" (audio)
2015-04-01 ~ "Three Liberating Gifts: Part 2 - Inner Fire" (video)
This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free. The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.





2015-03-25 ~ "Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 - Forgiveness" (audio)
2015-03-25 ~ "Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 - Forgiveness" (video)
This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free. The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.





Article: "Awakening from the Trance of Unworthiness"

Also ~ You can read Tara's article about the RAIN practice in Mindful Magazine’s August issue here: http://www.mindful.org/mindful-magazine/tara-brach-rain-mindfulness-practice.

IMCW class at River Road UU Church

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