“Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance. If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fueling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness. Radical Acceptance directly dismantles the very foundations of this trance.”
Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. She is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, and teaches meditation workshops and retreats in the United States and Europe. Over a million people each month tune in to Tara’s podcast which addresses the value of meditation in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
In addition to her public teaching, Tara has taught classes for numerous business and non-profits, as well as US Congress members and staff, and judges of the D.C. Superior Court. She and her colleague Jack Kornfield have created a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification Program that is currently serving participants from 16 countries. Tara is also active in bringing meditation into DC area schools, prisons and to underserved populations.