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Creating a Mindful Nation

Thursday Evening
September 18, 2014 ~
Washington, DC

Meditation, Emotional Healing, Spiritual Awakening

September 27, 2014 ~
Bethesda, MD


True Refuge Weekend

November 7-9, 2014 ~
Kripalu - Stockbridge, MA


Weekly Class

Bethesda, Maryland

Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 pm


Satsang has been cancelled
Tara is planning a new monthly class for 2015 - details soon

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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.

2014-09-10 ~ Evening Satsang - "Peace is This Moment".
Question and response with Tara from 2013-10-14. Questions relate to a reading of Dorothy Hunt's poem, "Peace is This Moment Without Judgment," as well as to RAIN, meditation practice and self-judgment. The evening closes with a prayer for peace.

2014-09-03 ~ Tara is traveling for two weeks. Featuring a "Special Evening Satsang of question/response with Tara" - a newly published recording from 2013-05-13. Many of the questions that evening were about R.A.I.N.
NOTE: Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering of spiritual friends. The word comes from Sanskrit – sat means truth - and sangha is community or company of spiritual friends.

2014-08-27 ~ Last week's talk: "Loving Truth - The Power of Investigation"

A key element in spiritual awakening is wise and compassionate investigation. This talk explores how investigation and inquiry (the use of questions) serves emotional healing, intimacy with others and the deepest realization of who we are.

2014-08-20 ~ Featured talk: "Bringing Awareness to Doing"

One of the core domains of egoic trance is addictive doing - chronic activity driven by fear and wanting that keeps us from realizing a wholeness of Being. This talk looks at how addictive doing keeps us in the map of time, identified as a separate self, always on our way somewhere else. We then explore ways we undo this conditioning by pausing and opening to the liberating dimension of Being.

NEW! 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:

IMCW class at River Road UU Church

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