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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2023-07-12 Meditation: Present Heart 14:15
Tara Brach
We awaken a present heart by relaxing with the breath, and bringing the kindness of a smile into our bodily experience. This meditation ends with an offering of blessings to our inner life and all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-07-12 Being with Love, Death and Grief: Tara Brach and Frank Ostaseski 1:33:22
Tara Brach, Frank Ostaseski
Grief is our natural way of expressing loss for what we love, and learning to open to grief serves the deepening and widening of our loving. This event, given at the Upaya Zen Center on June 25, 2023, includes short meditations and talks by Frank and Tara, and powerful sessions of questions and responses.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-07-05 Meditation: From Head to Full Being 18:56
Tara Brach
When we are lost inside thoughts we lose connection with our heart, aliveness and spirit. This meditation guides us to a wakeful presence and invites us to return over and over from virtual reality into the mysterious, tender vastness that is our true being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-07-05 Ask Me Anything with Tara and Jonathan (Part 2) 57:17
Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust
“Ask Me Anything” – Tara responds to your questions, with Jonathan Foust, her husband and known meditation teacher, as interviewer.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-28 Meditation: Loving What Is 18:51
Tara Brach
While we might not directly love what is, there is a pathway to this inner freedom. As we explore in this meditation, we begin with allowing the changing sensations and emotions to move through us, just as they are. As this allowing presence deepens, it becomes suffused with the tenderness of love.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-28 Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice 57:05
Tara Brach
This talk explores three powerful ways you can direct your attention when you find yourself emotionally stuck: Wake up from thoughts; feel your feelings and remember love. We explore both the habits blocking these basic movements toward freedom, and what nourishes them. Together they can serve to open your mind, awaken aliveness and heal your heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-21 Meditation: Meeting Life with a Kind Presence 20:16
Tara Brach
This practice guides us to a receptive, kind presence by starting with listening, and moving through a body scan. We then rest in an open awareness, responding to whatever arises with a gentle attention.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-21 Ask Me Anything with Tara and Jonathan (Part 1) 55:33
Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust
“Ask Me Anything” – Tara responds to your questions, with Jonathan Foust, her husband and known meditation teacher, as interviewer.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-14 Meditation: Resting in Breath, Relaxing into Life 21:38
Tara Brach
This meditation invites us to collect our attention with a calming breath, and then with the senses as a home base, settle into presence. The reminders encourage a letting go of thoughts, shifting from virtual reality into the aliveness of moment-to-moment experience. In that letting go into life we find the stillness, wakefulness and openness of our true nature.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2023-06-14 Unwinding Anxiety with Awareness: A conversation with Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer (Part 2) 41:24
Tara Brach, Judson Brewer
Anxiety is spiking around the world and we need the radical medicine of awareness to unwind it. In this two-part conversation, Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer look at how anxiety is a habit that can be unlearned as we cultivate a curious and kind mindful presence. Jud offers the scientific grounds for this “unwinding”, drawing on his experience as a pioneer and leading researcher in the field of mindfulness and addiction.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

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