Category Archives: Fear

Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)



Unser Vermögen, tief empfunden zu leben und zu lieben ist stark davon abhängig, wie wir mit Veränderungen und Verlusten in unserem Leben umgehen. Dieser Vortrag lädt uns ein, darauf zu schauen, wie wir mit unseren Widerständen, Ängsten und der Trauer über Verluste in unserem Leben umgehen. Dem Thema wenden wir uns auf eine ehrliche, nicht urteilende Weise zu. Wir entdecken gemeinsam, wie wir Achtsamkeit und Mitgefühl einbringen können, um unsere Widerstände aufzuarbeiten und uns damit einer zeitlosen Liebe zu öffnen, die unserer wahren Natur als Menschen entspricht. 

Kontakt: Sarah Kehrer Lubjuhn, sarah.kehrer.lubjuhn@gmail.com

Download in PDF: Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)

Translation to German from 2020-10-14 – Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)


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Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 2



While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These two talks explore the ways we habitually deny or resist reality, and the three interrelated pathways—refuge in the present moment, love and awareness—that liberate us.

“All major spiritual paths guide us to look at this truth of living and dying and the vulnerability that’s here and to discover that refuge, that formless loving nature that’s beyond. And it’s entirely natural to get caught up in habits of avoiding vulnerability and avoiding impermanence. And like the Buddha there is something in you that wants to open to reality, that knows you’ll never be at peace unless you open to reality, there’s something in you that wants to find that happiness and freedom in the midst.”

from the talk…

Part 1: Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World


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Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO



There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential – fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with mindful presence, and discover within them the essence energies of loving awareness and full aliveness (a favorite from the Archives).

Note – This talk is dedicated to Tim Ferriss, who turned me on to the phrase FOMO. Tim exemplifies the creative aliveness of FOMO energy when it’s living through someone who’s dedicated to being awake, caring and real. Check out his podcasted interview with Tara at: https://youtu.be/pXNEM4wjSmE​ and his podcast at fourhourworkweek.com/podcast/.


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Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 1



While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These two talks explore the ways we habitually deny or resist reality, and the three interrelated pathways—refuge in the present moment, love and awareness—that liberate us.

NOTE: The quoted prayer “And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well” is from 14th century mystic, Julian of Norwich, in her work “Revelations of Divine Love.”

Part 2: Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World


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Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)



Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely intertwined with how we relate to change and loss. These two talks are an invitation to look honestly, and without judgment, at the ways, we resist facing our fears and grieving our losses. We then explore how to bring mindfulness and compassion to processing what we’ve resisted, and opening to the timeless love that is our true nature.


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Worrier Pose: Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear (retreat talk)



While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets jammed. This talk looks at how our fears generate habitual patterns of physical tension, anxious thinking, emotions and behaviors; and how this constellation prevents us from inhabiting our full wisdom and love. We then explore two interrelated pathways of healing—unconditional presence, and resourcing, or cultivating access to safety and belonging (from the IMCW Fall 2018 7-Day Silent Retreat).

How
did the rose
ever open its heart
and give to this world all of its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light against its being,
otherwise we all remain too
frightened.

Hafiz – Version by Daniel Ladinsky, Love Poems from God

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Love and Fear During Times of War: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens



The world is having a difficult moment. Each day we learn of a different conflict or crisis, which threatens the lives of so may people. It is easy to live with a lot of fear right now and it is even easier to react out of that fear was well. When we react out of fear we tend to create much more harm in the world.

This is a time of darkness and war and fear lies at the heart of much of the violence we are experiencing. How do we befriend our fear and offer it permission to teach us how to move through it into a state of freedom? How do we use our fear to connect to the fear so many other people are experiencing? Ultimately, how do we begin to love what is unlovable, especially our fear?

During their time together, Tara and Lama Rod call on the teachings of Buddhadharma as well as their own intrinsic wisdom to lean into fear with love.

This event was American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

Rod’s new book, Love and Anger: The Path of Liberation Through Anger. Love and Rage, is available now. 

More about Lama Rod Owens at: http://lamarod.com/


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Meditation: Meeting Fear with a Healing Breath (22:59 min.)



This meditation guides us through a relaxing body scan and then explores how we can allow the breath to calm our body and bring peace to our heart.


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Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart



While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and deepen our loving connection with each other.

Practice with the meditation excerpt from the talk (includes a video with cherry blossom images): Short Talk and Guided Meditation: Bringing RAIN to Fear.


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Short Talk and Guided Meditation: Bringing RAIN to Fear (13:32 min.)



In this practice we explore how the mindfulness and compassion of RAIN can free us from the grip of fear. This is an excerpt from the full talk: Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart.

NOTE: meditation in audio starts at 3:19.

Listen En-Français: https://www.tarabrach.com/reflexion-guidee-amener-rain-a-la-peur/
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Photo credits: Re Guillemin


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