Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on vipassana (mindfulness or insight) meditation. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A clinical psychologist, Tara is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.
2015-05-13 ~ "Part 1: Impermanence - Awakening Through Insecurity " (audio)
From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we are profoundly vulnerable. Our habitual reaction to insecurity fuels separation, and limits our capacity to live and love fully. These two talks explore the blessings of wisdom, love and freedom that naturally arise as, instead of resisting, we learn to open directly to the insecurity of impermanence.
2015-04-23 ~ "(Retreat Talk) Namaste - Seeing the Sacred that Lives through all Beings" (audio)
The trance of separation is part of our evolutionary heritage, but not the end of the story. This talk explores how several key trainings of the heart can evolve and awaken our capacity to realize connectedness, and the sacredness that shines through this living world (from 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat).
2015-04-29 ~ "Investigating Reality - Beyond an Interpreted World " (audio)
2015-04-29 ~ "Investigating Reality - Beyond an Interpreted World " (video)
The skillful use of inquiry - asking questions in a way that energizes and focuses our attention - brings what is hidden into the light of awareness. This talk explores the healing that arises as we investigate the unseen, unfelt parts of our psyche, and the freedom discovered as we look into the very essence of who we are.
2015-04-22 ~ "(Retreat Talk) Loving Yourself into Freedom" (audio)
The most basic truths we forget, and one is this: if we don't love ourselves, we can't love life. In the most basic way, attending to and embracing our inner life reveals the nature of reality. This talk looks at the genesis of self-aversions and several pathways that open us to the loving presence that is our source (from 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat).
2015-04-15 ~ "True Happiness - Realizing Well Being" (audio)
2015-04-15 ~ "True Happiness - Realizing Well Being" (video)
Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and habits that contract us away form presence, and several key ways we can nourish our natural capacity for happiness.
Also ~ You can read Tara's article about the RAIN practice in Mindful Magazine’s August issue here: http://www.mindful.org/mindful-magazine/tara-brach-rain-mindfulness-practice.