You’ll experience how kindness, gentleness, and acceptance can serve as potent antidotes to the “trance of separation and unworthiness” many of us live in. In addition to learning RAIN, a simple but powerful meditative tool for deconditioning unconscious patterns, you’ll also discover how to better integrate the ancient spiritual wisdom tradition of Buddhism with the insights of modern psychotherapy in your practice.
Tara Brach, Ph.D., the founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, is nationally known for her skill at integrating psychotherapy with a range of meditative and mindfulness practices. Her books include Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha and the forthcoming True Refuge: Three Gateways to a Fearless Heart. Website: www.tarabrach.com.
1. Summarize the concept of Radical Acceptance
2. Discuss the connection between Western psychology & Eastern spiritual practices
3. Critique Brach's idea of therapy as a "safe container"