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Tara Brach's Dharma Talks
Tara Brach
A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly.
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2012-05-01 TueAM-Guided-Meditation 24:16
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-04-29 SunAM Q and A 11:22
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-04-29 SunAM Guided Meditation 21:52
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-04-28 SatPM-Instructions-and-Metta-Meditation 39:55
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-04-25 The World in Our Heart 1:24:54
Some contemporary evolutionary theories track our development from survival of the fittest to group selection whereby we have the capacity for cooperation and empathy. This talk explores how our meditation practice of attending and befriending consciously facilitates the unfolding of our full evolutionary potential. The talk includes a guided meditation that helps us widen the circles of belonging to include all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-04-04 Beyond the Prison of Beliefs 1:13:33
Most of us have core fear beliefs that obscure our true nature and bind us in repeating patterns of painful emotions and behavior. This talk looks at the beliefs that limit us and the freedom that is possible when we investigate them with a kind, mindful awareness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-03-28 Attend and Befriend: Healing the Fear Body 1:25:49
Our fear management strategies--versions of fight/flight-- contract our body and mind, and separate us from others. As we learn to pause and contact the bodily fear with a gentle, mindful awareness, our sense of being enlarges. We rediscover our belonging to presence, love and life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-03-21 Alchemy of Wise Effort in Spiritual Life 1:22:46
The ground of wise effort is our sincere intentionality toward presence, love and freedom. Yet our habit is to go into trance, and latch on to narrowed intentions of self-enhancement or defense. When this goes on for years, we feel disappointment in our lives, a sense of not being true to ourselves. Through guided reflections, we explore how--in spiritual practice and in relationships--we can connect with our deepest intention and live in a way that expresses our awakening heart and awareness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-03-14 Flowering, From Within, of Self-Blessing 1:21:03
This line from poet Galway Kinnell reminds us of the possibility of meeting our inner life with a loving, healing presence. When we do, we loosen the trance of unworthiness and reconnect with our intrinsic goodness. In turn, we can offer our blessings to others--serving as reminders of the awareness and love that can blossom in all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-03-07 Freedom in the Midst of Difficulty 1:27:55
We suffer when we forget who we are and get caught in a limited sense of self. This talk explores how we become identified with a sliver of what we are, and the pathway to remembering our wholeness. When we know we're the ocean, we are free to relate to the waves with respect, compassion and love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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