Wednesday Night Meditation with Kate Johnson, Guest Teacher – Groups: pre- and post-class links here - Tara Brach
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Wednesday Night Meditation with Kate Johnson, Guest Teacher – Groups: pre- and post-class links here

October 28 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Kate Johnson

Imagining Liberation: Creatively Envisioning the Third Noble Truth

In times of great suffering, it’s especially vital that we don’t lose touch with the ever-present possibility of liberation. What does real freedom look and feel like? How might we embody liberation in this very moment? What steps might we take to expand liberation as a collective experience? Join us for an exploration of how imagination and creativity can be our guides in manifesting a more liberated future in the present moment.

The Wednesday night meditation class is livestreamed to Tara’s Facebook, and Tara’s YouTube starting at 7:30pm ET (New York time). They are pre-recorded to maximize broadcast quality and are available later each week here on TaraBrach.com, Tara’s Facebook, and Tara’s YouTube.

The class includes 1/2 hour of guided meditation followed by a 50-minute teaching talk. This offering is supported by your generosity. If you’d like to make a donation, please visit www.tarabrach.com/donation. $10-15 is suggested to help us cover expenses. Any amount is gratefully received.


Kate Johnson is an organizational change consultant and a meditation and mindful movement teacher based in Philadelphia. She was a program coordinator and teaching artist in NYC public schools for over a decade. 

Most recently, Kate was a faculty member of MIT’s Presencing institute for seven years, where she trained hundreds of leaders and change-makers to use embodied, awareness-based practices to access collective wisdom and spark systemic transformation. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s four-year teacher training program, under the guidance of Gina Sharpe, Larry Yang, and Lila-Kate Wheeler.

In addition to her organizational and content consulting work, you can find Kate teaching about mindfulness, creativity and social change at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philly, the Rubin Museum in NYC, the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Center.


Pre-Talk Mindful Movement

We have a mindful movement class before my talk for all who are interested.
When: Wednesday’s @ 6:30pm Eastern time (US and Canada)
You Must Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87137416184?


Mindful Dialogue Groups

The groups that have been meeting for years after my Wednesday night class have moved online. Over the past months, we’ve been joined by hundreds of people from all over the world. The goal of the discussion groups is to create a safe and intimate space for people to share what’s in their hearts without fear of judgment or contradiction.

To further promote safety, we also have a group for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color only. Both groups start right after my Wednesday night talk ends. If you’ve tried to join before but weren’t able to get in, please try again as we’ve increased capacity. The links for both groups are below:


Post-Talk Mindful Dialogue Group (Open to All)

When: Each Wednesday right after Tara’s talk (around 8:45pm ET)
Join Zoom Meeting (No registration required):
https://zoom.us/j/92414146331?pwd=ak1sUjN2dWYyMjVkVTdVcUZQZFlyZz09
Meeting ID: 924 1414 6331
Password: 388764


BIPOC – Post-Talk Mindful Dialogue Group for (For People of Color)

When: Each Wednesday right after Tara’s talk (around 8:45pm ET)
Join Zoom Meeting (No registration required):
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87137416184?
PLEASE NOTE LINK HAS CHANGED
Meeting ID: 871 3741 6184
Passcode: 525025

NOTE: In the beginning of this Mindful Discussion Group for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) we begin by sharing our name, location, and ethnic lineage(s), with our camera and mic on. If you are unable for any reason to turn your camera and mic on, we invite you to join the mixed Zoom discussion group (See Above Link – Open to All).

BIPOC Group Facilitators

NOTE: visiting teacher dates:
2020:
10/28 – Kate Johnson
11/18 – The Stories that Empower Us: A Conversation between Tara Brach and Elizabeth Lesser, Author of Cassandra Speaks
12/16 – Special Solstice Class
NO CLASS: 12/23 and 30

More information at: imcw.org/Calendar/