True Refuge: Meditations That Serve Emotional Healing and Spiritual Freedom

Presented by Tara Brach, PhD on 02-15-2013 at 9 a.m. Pacific

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 intermediate instructional level and 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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How the Web Conference Works

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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Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

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Registration Information

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Meet the Presenter

Tara Brach, PhD

Tara Brach, PhD

Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who 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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    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
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