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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
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2009-11-25 Gratitude and Generosity 1:16:09
  Tara Brach
While we value gratitude and generosity, our daily life can often have an undercurrent of complaint and an anxious kind of self-centeredness. This Thanksgiving Eve talk explores teachings and practices that reconnect us with the sense of wonder and abundance that characterizes our own awakened heart.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-11-18 Refuge in Loving Presence 1:19:15
  Tara Brach
There are times when there is so much fear and reactivity, that the first step in moving toward freedom is to connect with some sense of safety and love. This talk explores how an inner pathway to loving presence can support us in facing and awakening through traumatic wounding.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-11-11 Choosing Presence 1:19:21
  Tara Brach
Spiritual awakening is energized by conscious intention. This talk explores how we get waylaid by habitual wants and fears, and the ways we can connect with the power and purity of our deep aspiration for love, truth and freedom.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-11-04 Intimacy with Life 1:24:03
  Tara Brach
Zen mast Dogen taught that "...to study the Buddhist way is to be Intimate with all Things." This talk reviews the often unconscious ways that we habitually block intimacy and two trainings of attention that foster a natural sense of belonging to this living world and to timeless presence.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-10-26 Self Compassion 58:31
  Tara Brach
2009 - IMCW Fall Residential Retreat - "Intimacy with Life"

2009-10-26 Self-Compassion 58:31
  Tara Brach
(retreat talk) We can only find love and peace in this life if we are able to hold our inner life with compassion. This talk explores the subtle and therefore often unseen ways that we turn on ourselves, and the pathways to a forgiving heart.
2009 - IMCW Fall Residential Retreat - "Intimacy with Life"

2009-10-21 Behind the Mask 49:00
  Tara Brach
The development of a mask or persona based on our activities and roles is a natural way the ego tries to protect and enhance itself. Yet unless we wake up from our identification with the mask, we are unable to discover the truth and wholeness of what we are. This talk investigates how our masks manifest and the process of wise attention that can free us from a limiting sense of separate self. Includes a guided meditation.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-10-14 Question and Response 58:09
  Tara Brach
Tara responds to questions from the sangha.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-10-07 Skeleton Woman 45:55
  Tara Brach
If we can embrace the whole of our nature with unconditional presence - including the inevitability of change and loss--we discover deep wisdom and enduring love.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2009-09-30 Two Wings of a Liberating Attention 49:46
  Tara Brach
The attention that serves spiritual awakening is based on the capacity to recognize clearly what is happening in the present moment, and to regard what arises with a kind heart. This talk explores the challenges to a clear and honest presence, and how we cultivate understanding and compassion.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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