Meditation: The “Do No Harm and Take No S***” Practice, by Guest Elizabeth Lesser (18:13 min.) - Tara Brach

Meditation: The “Do No Harm and Take No S***” Practice, by Guest Elizabeth Lesser (18:13 min.)

Do No Harm Meditation- Elizabeth Lesser


This practice – based on an ancient Buddhist meditation – bears the name of needlepoint I found in my sister’s office after she died. She was a nurse, and as such had taken the oath all medical practitioners take: to do no harm. She added the next line, “take no s***,” because as we all know life requires us to be both kindly and strong.

The following meditation is a training in both, because being kind and being strong are not mutually exclusive. “Doing no harm and taking no s***” is not an either/or choice. It’s the marriage of the two that will make a difference in your life and will change the story in the world.

This meditation was recorded on Zoom during Tara’s live-stream on 2020-11-18, and was followed by a conversation between Tara and Elizabeth.


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