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Daylong: Meditation, Emotional Healing, Spiritual Awakening

January 17, 2015
Bethesda, MD

Spring Residential Retreat

April 17-24, 2015
Reisterstown, MD
Registration opens:
December 18


Weekly Class

Bethesda, Maryland

Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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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.

PLEASE VOTE FOR TRUE REFUGE! The Dutch edition of True Refuge has been nominated for the Best Spiritual Book of the year and now a vote from the general public will determine which of the four nominated books wins. If you liked True Refuge, go to the link below and click on the bullet with the word "Stem!" next to the red book with the big heart on the cover. Type in your email address and click the box that says, "Ik ga akkoord met het actiereglement en de" - that means you agree with the rules of the voting - then click "Verstuur stem" - to complete the vote. Deadline to vote is February 6th.

2015-01-14 ~ "Refuge in Loving Relationship" (audio)
Bringing presence to our relationships reveals our connectedness and essential Oneness. This talk explores two domains of this awakening with others: Realizing our shared vulnerability - that we’re in it together - and recognizing the inherent goodness or sacredness that lives through everyone.

2014-12-30 ~ "'Landlocked in Fur' - Three Domains of Formless Presence" (audio)
(from the IMCW New Year's Retreat) - While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the formless dimension - the pure awareness is our shared source. This talk explores how we can undo the identification with thoughts, emotions and feelings that keeps us landlocked and unable to trust and live from our naturally loving and radiant essence.

NOTE: "Landlocked in Fur" - poem by Tukaram - from “Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West” (Ladinksy, 2002) 

2014-12-24 ~ "Embodying Loving Presence" (audio)
(Retreat Talk - 2014-08-02) This talk looks at the evolutionary fear-patterning that creates separation in our relationships, and at the practices that open us to giving and receiving love. 

2014-12-17 ~ "Part 2: Intimacy with Life" (audio)
2014-12-17 ~ "Part 2: Intimacy with Life" (video)
This season is one of celebrating the light and love that is our unifying source. And yet at these times our society is being forced to face its deep patterning of racial oppression, amongst other expressions of violence. These two talks investigate the process of turning against ourselves and others, and how intentional and deep presence can heal the suffering of separation.

NEW! Article: "Awakening from the Trance of Unworthiness"

Also ~ You can read Tara's article about the RAIN practice in Mindful Magazine’s August issue here:

IMCW class at River Road UU Church

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