Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, lecturer, and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness (vipassana) meditation. She is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, and teaches meditation at centers…
Full Bio & Programs
Insecurity and loss are natural parts of being alive. Along with this suffering, each of us carries the longing for a place of refuge where we are at home with our life and spirit. Based on Tara Brach’s latest book, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, this workshop explores how you can discover a sanctuary of wisdom and peace in your own awakened heart, even in the face of life’s greatest challenges.
Through meditation, guided exercises, and discussion, you learn how to cultivate the three archetypal portals to emotional healing and spiritual awakening: mindfulness, loving presence, and open awareness. This weekend with Tara includes periods of silence as well as the safety and support of interpersonal sharing. Discover for yourself the value of meditation in relieving emotional suffering and helping you find happiness and inner freedom.
- 8.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- 10.5 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
- 10 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 10 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More