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Hitting the Wall

When Simple Words Lead to Transformation

“May I be happy no matter what.”

With these words, Tara Brach began to explore a new understanding that illness would change her life as she knew it.

In the audio clip below, Tara talks about “hitting the wall” as a point of discovery and how she arrived at a new, deeper understanding of her true self by staying in the moment.

As you’ll hear, she was sustained by the Tibetan saying, “Meet your edge and soften,” a twist on our professional practice, “Recognize and allow.”

Tara will be joining us for our upcoming series on Wisdom. In the meantime,
we’d like you to watch a clip from Tara Brach’s presentation from our Mindfulness series. When you’re done watching the clip, click on the link below to download the MP3 of Tara’s entire session from our Mindfulness series.

Click here to download the MP3 of the entire session.

Learn more about our all-new video webcast series, Today’s Wisdom: How It Can Transform Your Practice. It offers an insider’s look at the emerging, integrative wisdom that is transforming our field. With other noted experts Irvin Yalom, Eugene Gendlin, Ron Siegel, Mary Pipher, and Daniel Kahneman, you can expand your own clinical repertoire with some of the most challenging issues you’ll work with. To learn more about this all-new webcast, click here. To watch previews from this series, click here.

Want to learn more? Here’s a free article that’s popular with your peers: “The Precarious Present: Why is it So Hard to Stay in the Moment?” by Robert Scaer.

Need CEs? Audio Courses available include From Psychological Healing to Spiritual Transformation, with Tara Brach.

About Tara Brach: Tara is a founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. A clinical psychologist and Western teacher of Buddhism, Brach is known for 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, most recently, True Refuge: Three Gateways to a Fearless Heart.

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