201 Keynote : Deliberate Practice and Inner Transformation

Tara Brach

Tara BrachOne of the foremost paradoxes of our digitally connected and instantaneous age is the lack of connection many of us feel—to ourselves, to others, and to the present moment. In her Symposium 2013 Keynote Address, Tara Brach addresses this human tendency to get caught up in self-judgment, separation, and “false refuges” that make us feel temporarily better, but fail to satisfy our need for self-awareness and belonging. Join us and let Tara guide you through:

  • the message of Buddhist acceptance and wisdom told through stories, personal examples, and humor
  • how to practice the paradoxical “craft” of meditation
  • how deliberately quieting the mind can lead to a seemingly effortless state of “natural presence”
  • ways to fully embody the present moment and bring that presence into relationship


Tara Brach, PhD, one of the foremost American teachers of Buddhist meditation, is also a clinical psychologist nationally known for her unique flare for bridging Western psychological knowledge and Eastern spiritual traditions. She is the author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge—Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. Website: http://www.tarabrach.com/ 


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