Tara Brach: Finding True Refuge: Meditations for Difficult Times 3 CD's
If we feel overwhelmed by the difficulties of life, is there someplace we can turn for the safety and peace that we need? In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love, teaches Tara Brach.
In Finding True Refuge, this renowned psychologist and meditation teacher offers insights, practices, and eight guided meditations for finding our way home to the inner sanctuary that is always available to us. Brach gently guides us away from seeking comfort in false refuges such as material wealth or a sense of control, and instead shows us how to find shelter through the gateways of truth, love, and awareness. If we can learn to open to the aliveness within us, Brach says, we discover that we can love this life no matter what.
Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.
In 1998, Tara founded the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW), which is now one of the largest and most dynamic non-residential meditation centers in the United States. She gives presentations, teaches classes, offers workshops, and leads silent meditation retreats at IMCW and at conferences and retreat centers in the United States and Europe. Tara’s podcast receives over a million downloads each month. Her themes reveal the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness as well as the alleviation of suffering in the larger world by practicing compassion in action. She has fostered efforts to bring principles and practices of mindfulness to issues of racial injustice, equity and inclusivity; peace; environmental sustainability, as well as to prisons and schools.