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Befriending Irene

Sep 6, 2019


While Tara is away, this talk is from 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit us with fury. Dorian is now leaving its destruction behind, just as we work with our stormy weather within.

Whether you face chronic anxiety or more violent storms of fear and anger, you can cultivate the wings of freedom–the mindfulness and compassion–that free you. This talk explores how the habit of being reactive causes us suffering and the ways these tools of meditation can be applied to the inner weather systems that most challenge us.

This is for me the gift of RAIN on blame – to shift from a weather system of something’s wrong to a sense of space – of coming back home to a larger sense of being.

The flute meditation at the end of the talk is given by Akal Dev.

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