Finding True Refuge:
People's intimate narratives of their journey on the path of meditation. View more Finding True Refuge stories on YouTube. If you would like to tell your meditation story and participate in Finding True Refuge, please email us at FTR@tarabrach.com and we will contact you to schedule a time to do a short interview.
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Jesse had a heart transplant last year and learned the real meaning of true refuge lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life. After a night of soul searching, he asked his then girlfriend to marry him and today he calls his new heart, the Buddha in his life.
Cecile is 22 years old and recently had to leave college because her panic attacks scared her so much. She hadn't been able to leave the house in some time. She found Tara and IMCW, started meditating one month ago and hasn't had a panic attack since.
In January of 2008, Lynn's 18 year old daughter was killed in a car accident. In a deep dark depression, she turned to meditation for help and it changed her life. Her mission now is to give back and help someone else understand that they too can find true refuge in meditation.
Hit by an acute depressive episode in college, Femi turned to meditation and thought it was "magic". Since then, his practice has given him inner strength to go through hardships such as the consequences of his father's death.
Andres says his practice has become a "true refuge" because it has become a time of the day when he can "plunge into an ocean of peace and clarity." Andres was involved in an abusive relationship and through his work with meditation, he was able to leave and release the anger involved.
Barbara had always been drawn to Buddhism ever since she was a child. In this Finding True Refuge, she shares the story of how her practice helped heal her relationship with her mother, helping her to be present with her, feel compassion, and in the end, to be with her at her death.
Janet has been meditating and on her spiritual path for many years. During this FTR, Janet shares the story of her mother's death and how meditation helped her be present with the experience and to not only accept the reality of her passing, but to create a very special and intimate moment with her mother.
For a long time, Phyllis wore a mask behind which she suffered in silence. Meditation allowed her to "come home" to herself - to "just be," without having to act out or to please others. It also helped her 46-year old marriage.
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