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January 27, 2017—January 29, 2017

Tara Brach and Jonathan Foust: Mindfulness and Compassion Practices that Release the Trance of Fear

Please note: Only the Commuter option is available for this retreat.

For many of us, the greatest challenge each day is managing the anxiety, worries and fear that can so easily take over and run our life. When we are caught in the trance of fear, we are fixated on protecting and defending ourselves. Our bodies tense, our minds narrow and our hearts become armored. We are living in a prison that separates us from our natural intelligence and our love for the world around us. 

This weekend workshop explores a sequence of mindfulness and compassion-based teachings and practices that can help you step out of the trance of fear. In a safe and caring space, you will explore how to release the limiting beliefs that fuel insecurity, judgment and self-doubt; and how to awaken your fearless heart—the heart-space that has room for fear and full aliveness, creativity and limitless love. 

While not required, it is advisable for participants to have some experience with mindfulness (insight, vipassana) meditation. The program will include didactic presentations, guided meditations, interpersonal meditations, journaling and time for questions and sharing.


Tara Brach, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist, internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Her podcast receives over a million downloads each month. In addition to Tara’s public teaching, she is active in bringing meditation into DC area schools, prisons and to underserved populations. tarabrach.com

Jonathan Foust, MA, CSA, is a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center, he leads retreats, trainings and classes in the Washington DC area and around the country and works individually with those interested in healing and spiritual awakening. jonathanfoust.com


Room Fees

Commuter Rate 560.00 Total Fees by Room Choice.