June 22, 2011

BuddhaFest Teaching: Tara Brach on Love

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Einstein writes that “the most important decision you will ever make is whether you live in a friendly universe or a hostile universe.” Is this true? What allows us to trust in the power and presence of love? In this talk, Tara Brach explores the trance that obscures our intrinsic belonging, and the practices that reveal our shining, beautiful hearts.

Tara Brach, Ph.D.
, is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She has practiced and taught meditation for over 35 years, with an emphasis on Vipassana, also called mindfulness or insight meditation. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.

Tara is a peace activist and an engaged Buddhist. She is co-founder of the Washington, DC Buddhist Peace Fellowship. A clinical psychologist, she is the author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha. Her upcoming book, True Refuge: Three Gateways to a Fearless Heart will be published by Bantam in 2012.

Tara is nationally known for her skill in weaving western psychological wisdom with a range of meditative practices. Her approach emphasizes compassion for oneself and others, mindful presence and the direct realization and embodiment of natural awareness.

Image: © Danuta Otfinowski

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curryjl's picture

Hello Dear Ones,
If anyone at Tricycle know a little bit about Soundbooth you could clear up the recording. Taking out the extraneous sounds that is making is hard to understand. Love Love talks.

Monty McKeever's picture

Thanks currylj! We will look into it.

james.counihan's picture

1) Poor quality recording.. difficult to understand.
2) The audio control doesn't allow me to replay segments of the recording to better understand what was said.

Monty McKeever's picture

Hi James, we regret that this recording didn't come out more clearly. Luckily, the teaching by Sharon Salzberg will be a video. To rewind, you can jump around through the audio by clicking on various point in the white bar by the play button.

pete's picture

SO wish I could view these offerings, but without a Flash player on my iPad, I can't seem to. Anyone know a way around this?

mlemon's picture

I've been having very little difficulty watching the films so far all on an iPad2. Don't know if the 2 makes a difference. There seems to be a problem hearing just the sound recording though.

Monty McKeever's picture

ah, I'm sorry to hear that. I recommend emailing support@tricycle.com, my knowledge in this area is limited.

Monty McKeever's picture

Hi Pete,
As of relatively recently, all our newer videos (BuddhaFest included) are available in html5 as well as Flash. This is a new development and I don't personally have much experience trouble-shooting for the iPad, but as I understand it the default setting for Vimeo, the site where we host videos, is the "iFrame tag," and not Flash, so they should work on iPads.

best,
Monty