• October 18–20, 2019
  • Friday-Sunday: 2 nights

Radical Acceptance Healing and Freeing our Hearts

You might also be interested in Radical Compassion, March 2020

One of the deepest forms of suffering in contemporary society is the pain of believing that “something is wrong with me.” Feeling that we are continually falling short is like a toxic gas we breathe, making it difficult to be truly intimate with others or at home in our body, heart, and mind. Whether in the shape of chronic self-judgment, blaming others, depression, anxiety, or shame, feelings of deficiency prevent us from living and loving fully.

Radical acceptance arises as we cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion, and it reveals the sacred presence that shines through our own being, and all beings. In this program, which includes talks, guided meditations, exercises, and discussion, we learn to bring an unconditionally kind presence to the parts of our lives that are judged and unforgiven. We then explore how to cultivate the forgiveness and compassion that allow us to embrace others with an open and wise heart.

Recommended reading Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (Bantam); Tara Brach, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam)

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Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, is a clinical psychologist who leads Buddhist meditation retreats and workshops on emotional healing and spiritual awakening.

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