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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2003-07-09 Learning To Listen Deeply 49:34
Tara Brach
How to cultivate an open, wakeful and receptive presence, both during formal meditation and in our communications with others.

2003-06-18 Sacred Presence: Awakening From The Dream 53:44
Tara Brach
This talk investigates the skillful means that help us open beyond our conditioned cocoon of thoughts and to realize the freshness, tenderness and boundlessness of our true nature.

2002-09-04 Making Peace With Pain 50:38
Tara Brach
Our conditioning to resist pain creates trance—we become identified as a small, victimized, threatened self. We have the capacity, through mindful, kind attention, to discover genuine freedom in the midst of pain.

2002-07-31 Reverence For Life: The Essence Of Engaged Buddhism 56:46
Tara Brach
The bodhisattva path arises out of a love for life. We awaken this love as we realize our belonging to our inner life, each other and the natual world.

2002-02-27 Relationships As A Path Of Spiritual Awakening 42:36
Tara Brach
Our human relationships give rise to pain and pleasure, fear, suffering and love. As we bring our experience into the light of mindful awareness, we awaken compassion and discover the truth of our connectedness.

2002-01-23 Befriending Difficult Emotions 58:30
Tara Brach
Often without realizing it, painful emotions, like fear or anger give rise to the conviction that "something is wrong". When instead we receive our inner weather with an acceptance and wise attention, we reconnect with our national compassion and wholeness.

2002-01-09 The Power Of Intention 45:56
Tara Brach
Intention shapes our reality and is an essential part of the Buddha's Eight-Fold Path. Explore how the practice of intention -- remembering what we cherish -- can energize and guide us on the spiritual path.

2001-06-06 Desire And Awakening Spirit 53:47
Tara Brach
When desire unfolds into craving and addiction, it becomes the source of great suffering. This talk examines the nature of desire, and the attitudes and practices that allow us to relate to this energy with freedom. When regarded wisely, desire is the stream that returns us to the ocean of loving.

2001-01-01 Vipassana Meditation: Four Week Introductory Series - I 1:21:28
Tara Brach
Week I - General Introduction Mindfulness of the body and concentration on the breath adding mindfulness of sensation while encouraging opening to pleasure and pain.

2001-01-01 Vipassana Meditation: Four Week Introductory Series - II 1:27:00
Tara Brach
Week II - Mindfulness of Emotions Exploring ways of working with difficult inner weather systems.

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