Tara Brach Video Teachings

Tara Brach

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In this two-part talk originally given at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington this past September, Tara Brach discusses embodiment and disembodiment, describing our bodies as "portals of awakening."

Weaving together fables, quotes, and her own personal stories and wisdom, Tara illuminates the ways that our mind and thought patterns often interfere with our ability to be present in the here and now. This kind of disembodiment is common and easy to fall into, especially, as Tara explains, in the prevailing American culture that emphasizes consumerism.

Embodiment, or "being in our bodies," connects us to our senses and our moment-to-moment experience, awakening us to our full aliveness.

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