A basic tenet in Buddhist psychology is that our suffering arises out of a mistaken sense of who (or what) we are. Perhaps the most pervasive expression of this suffering is the perception that we are personally deficient or unworthy. The pathway to healing and freedom includes the cultivation of mindfulness and compassion—attentional trainings that loosen our limiting sense of identity. As we bring these facets of a meditative attention to habitual patterns of fear and shame, we discover what is called our “true refuge,” the timeless and loving space of our own awakened nature.
During this presentation Dr. Brach will explore how our attempts at finding security and love often further separate us from true refuge, and how the different components of meditation can serve to carry us home. This presentation will include didactic presentation and guided reflections.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Understand basic principles of Buddhist Psychology;
2) Explain the core components of mindfulness and compassion meditation;
3) Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering;
4) Utilize Buddhist mindfulness and compassion practices in addressing fear and shame.
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Tara Brach, PhD
Tara Brach, PhD is a clinical psychologist and teaches Buddhist meditation to promote spiritual awakening and healing at retreats and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She founded the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, where she now works as the master teacher. She also co-founded and teaches at the Meditation Teacher Training Institute. Dr. Brach is the author of True Refuge - Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam, 2013) and Radical Acceptance - Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (Bantam, 2003).
For more information about Dr. Brach and her work, please visit: www.tarabrach.com
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In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
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