A Special Video Presentation Featuring Tara Brach, PhD
with discussion to follow
A universal part of life is encountering emotional tangles, especially the pain of feeling fearful and deficient. Through this presentation, Tara Brach, a widely respected mindfulness teacher and author, will guide us in looking at the genesis of how emotional pain arises and then explore effective strategies for “untangling our tangles” with mindfulness and compassion. She will introduce us to her RAIN and “Attend and Befriend” practices, both for bringing mindfulness and compassion to emotional difficulties.
Tara will teach us easy-to-remember mindfulness tools for those moments we feel confused, reactive, or in emotional pain. We’ll reflect on the cultural conditions that lead to our pervasive feelings of unworthiness, loneliness, and fear, and we’ll explore powerful ways to investigate and become intimate with the emotions we habitually avoid. Finally, we’ll experiment with nurturing ways to cultivate genuine self-love.
The presentation will include two guided meditations, both of which can be applied in daily life.
Donations are welcomed in support of the Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center. Suggested donation $5 - $10.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP to: John Meiklejohn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-348-2848.
Sponsored by: Westfield Mindfulness Meditation Group