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.
2014-09-24 ~ "Awakening from the Landlocked Self"
The Buddha taught that our suffering arises from forgetting who we are. This talk explores the trance of identifying as Somebody, and the compassionate witnessing that allows us to discover the freedom of our natural being.
2014-09-17 ~ "Earth's Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof".
This talk views the ecological dis-ease of our planet through the lens of our evolutionary unfolding. We explore the egoic trance that has precipitated the destruction of our environment, and the inner practices of presence that enable us to respond from love and wisdom.
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.