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Afternoon Workshop - Smithsonian

March 22, 2015
Washington, DC

Kripalu

True Refuge
Residential Weekend
Kripalu

May 15-17, 2015
Stockbridge, MA

Spring Residential Retreat

April 17-24, 2015
Reisterstown, MD
Registration opens:
December 18

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.



JOIN ME FOR A 6-WEEK ONLINE COURSE: 
“Loving Relationships - A Training in Applied Mindfulness and Compassion" - link for registration information
(Registration ends March 9 - course begins March 11)


2015-02-25 ~ "From Dragons to Schmoos - Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence" (audio)
The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion to the dragons - the difficult emotions and related behaviors that are a deeply conditioned part of the human experience. In this talk we explore the awakening that is possible as we recognize our reactive patterns and instead of judgment, offer a loving and healing presence.




2015-02-18 ~ "Part 2: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice" (audio)
This two-part series offers a clear and fresh understanding of practices that cultivate mindful awareness. The first class examines our attitude towards practice and gives guidance on posture, establishing an anchor for attention, and learning to concentrate and collect the mind - “coming back.” The second class focuses on the practice of mindfulness - “being here,” and the component qualities of clear recognition and an allowing non-judgmental presence.




2015-02-11 ~ "Part 1: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice" (audio)
2015-02-11 ~ "Part 1: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice" (video)
This two-part series offers a clear and fresh understanding of practices that cultivate mindful awareness. The first class examines our attitude towards practice and gives guidance on posture, establishing an anchor for attention, and learning to concentrate and collect the mind - “coming back.” The second class focuses on the practice of mindfulness - “being here,” and the component qualities of clear recognition and an allowing non-judgmental presence.





2015-01-28 ~ "Inhabiting Our Bodies with Presence" (audio)
Our conditioning is to pull away from our physical experience when it is difficult. When we regularly dissociate, we are removed from the source of our power, intuition and capacity to love in a full way. This talk looks at the ways we leave our body and the path of homecoming to living loving presence.




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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