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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
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2009-08-26 Genuine Acceptance 69:43
  Tara Brach
Our capacity to accept this life is key to our freedom, yet there are many misconceptions about acceptance: People wonder, if acceptance makes us a doormat in relationships? Isn't acceptance akin to resignation? Doesn't it make us passive when what is needed is action? This talk explores some of the misunderstandings about acceptance and offers teachings on the nature of genuine and liberating acceptance.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-08-19 Enchantment and Freedom 1:20:30
  Tara Brach
When caught in suffering we are perceiving reality through a distorted lens. We are unable to see what we really are, and we latch on to the surface appearances of others. By training our minds to pay attention we begin to recognize the conditioning that entraps us, and the love and awareness that shines through these changing forms.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-08-12 Happiness 1:10:35
  Tara Brach
The Buddha taught of two dimensions of happiness--that which is based on particular circumstances, and that which arises from unconditional presence. This talk explores the ways we block happiness; the attitude and meditative practice that give rise to worldly happiness and the state of Being that is experienced as pure happiness and freedom.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-08-05 Let Everything Happen to You 1:15:39
  Tara Brach
The now common adage "what you resist, persists" is a deep and important truth. This talk explores the often unconscious ways that we avoid the difficult parts of our experience, and the meditative strategies for cultivating an accepting and healing presence.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-07-08 Part 4 - Wise Practice - Taking Refuge in Awareness 1:15:55
  Tara Brach
This four week series reviews many key components of Buddhist meditation practice. Beginning with intention and attitude, we cover the strategies that help us arrive in presence, the key elements of mindfulness, working with difficult emotional states and the practices that awaken our heart. Each week will include guided meditations and reflections.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-07-01 Part 3 - Wise Practice - The Heart of Buddhism 1:14:19
  Tara Brach
This four week series reviews many key components of Buddhist meditation practice. Beginning with intention and attitude, we cover the strategies that help us arrive in presence, the key elements of mindfulness, working with difficult emotional states and the practices that awaken our heart. Each week will include guided meditations and reflections.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-06-24 Part 2 - Wise Practice 1:18:00
  Tara Brach
This four week series reviews many key components of Buddhist meditation practice. Beginning with intention and attitude, we cover the strategies that help us arrive in presence, the key elements of mindfulness, working with difficult emotional states and the practices that awaken our heart. Each week will include guided meditations and reflections.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-06-17 Part 1 - Wise Practice 1:15:57
  Tara Brach
This three week series reviews many key components of Buddhist meditation practice. Beginning with intention and attitude, we cover the strategies that help us arrive in presence, the key elements of mindfulness, working with difficult emotional states and the practices that awaken our heart. Each week will include guided meditations and reflections.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-06-10 Don't Know Mind 1:14:31
  Tara Brach
Thoughts, and more broadly, conceptual knowledge, cannot lead to the direct realization of truth, of reality. While thoughts are an essential part of surviving and thriving, spiritual awakening only becomes possible when we step out of the trance of thinking. This talk invites listeners into the radical openness and freedom of not-knowing.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-06-03 The Attitude that Perpetuates Suffering 1:10:46
  Tara Brach
Our conditioning is to conclude that "something is wrong" when we encounter difficulty. This way of relating to experience binds us in a trance--it locks in the identification with a separate, victimized, self; it leads to unwise action and it removes us from presence. This talk guides us in recognizing our often unconscious attitude towards what is happening, and arriving in the unconditional presence that is the source of love, wisdom and freedom.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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