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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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2012-11-14 Hands Off the Controls 1:16:18
We are deeply conditioned to respond to impermanence and inevitable loss by trying to control our experience. Our egoic reactivity prevents us from responding wisely to our life, and living the moments fully. This talk looks at how we can let go of controlling, open to the groundlessness we run from, and reconnect with the deep intelligence and love that flows through our being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-11-07 Practical Dharma for Stressful Times 1:20:31
When we are caught in a stress reaction, we are in a trance that cuts us off from our creativity, full intelligence and capacity to be loving. This talk explores the flags of the stress-trance and three meditative strategies for shifting from fight/flight to attend/befriend. (at end is a cut from "Love the One You're With" by Steven Stills)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-11-02 Closing - Question/Response - all teachers 46:43
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-10-29 Guided Meditation: A Forgiving Heart 29:07
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-10-29 Guided Heart Meditation: Forgiveness Practice 29:07
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-10-28 Morning Question/Response 13:46
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-10-27 Loving the Life Within Us 66:31
If we don't love the life we consider "self," we will not realize or live from the loving awareness that is our essence. This talk guides us in bringing a kind, accepting presence to our inner life, and discovering the vastness of what we really are.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2012-10-24 Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance 1:20:25
If we are suffering, it is because we are believing something that is not true and caught in emotional reactivity. A key tool in meditation is investigation--actively inquiring into what is happening inside us. When we investigate with sincere interest and care, the light of our attention untangles difficult emotions and nourishes intimate relationships. As this light is turned toward awareness itself, it reveals the radiance and emptiness of our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-10-17 Question and Response with Tara 1:15:58
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-10-10 Part 2: Wise Intention: Living in Truth 1:19:16
Evolution has conditioned us to identify as an egoic self and to protect that identity. A key strategy is trying to control how others perceive us through pretense and deception. This talk explores the ways we disarm though dedicating ourselves to truthfulness, forgiving our defenses and taking a chance to name and make room for the vulnerability we have been armoring.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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