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Wednesday Night Meditation with Dr. Kristin Neff, Guest Teacher – Groups: pre-and post-class links here
June 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
Fierce Compassion – A Conversation with Kristin Neff and Tara Brach
Kristin Neff is a pioneer in self-compassion research and a leader in bringing practices of self-compassion alive in our world. This conversation is on her latest book, Fierce Compassion, which helps woman awaken both receptive and active dimensions of compassion—tenderness and fierceness.
About Fierce Self-Compassion – The author of Self-Compassion follows up her groundbreaking book with new ideas that expand our notion of self-kindness and its capacity to transform our lives, showing women how to balance tender self-acceptance with fierce action to claim their power and change the world.
Kristin Neff changed how we talk about self-care with her enormously popular first book, Self-Compassion. Now, ten years and many studies later, she expands her body of work to explore a brand-new take on self-compassion. Although kindness and self-acceptance allow us to be with ourselves as we are, in all our glorious imperfection, the desire to alleviate suffering at the heart of this mindset isn’t always gentle, sometimes it’s fierce. We must also act courageously in order to protect ourselves from harm and injustice, say no to others so we can meet our own needs, and motivate necessary change in ourselves and society. Gender roles demand that women be soft and nurturing, not angry or powerful. But like yin and yang, the energies of fierce and tender self-compassion must be balanced for wholeness and wellbeing.
Drawing on a wealth of research, her personal life story and empirically supported practices, Neff demonstrates how women can use fierce and tender self-compassion to succeed in the workplace, engage in caregiving without burning out, be authentic in relationships, and end the silence around sexual harassment and abuse. Most women intuitively recognize fierceness as part of their true nature, but have been discouraged from developing it. Women must reclaim their power in order to create a healthier society and find lasting happiness. In this wise, caring, and enlightening book, Neff shows women how to reclaim balance within themselves, so they can help restore balance in the world.
For more information on Fierce Self-Compassion, and to learn more about Kristin’s work please visit her website – https://self-compassion.org/
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.
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:
Mindful Dialogue Group
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.
This group starts 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 link for the Mindful Dialogue group 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):
Meeting ID: 924 1414 6331
More information at: imcw.org/Calendar/Wednesdays-with-Tara