Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Attitude that Perpetuates Suffering

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As I recently mentioned my therapist and I have been working with the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This theory sprang from the principles underlying mindfulness and many mindfulness meditation resources are perfectly relevant for those studying ACT. My therapist has kindly offered me many such resources to assist in my exploration, including a recording of a Dharma talk by Tara Brach. Tara is a psychologist and expert on mindfulness meditation who founded and teaches at the Insight Meditation Community in Washington DC.

I've been a subscriber to Tara's free podcast, which is available on iTunes, for a few years, but I'm dreadfully behind on actually listening to the episodes. I guess it was meant to be that my therapist gave me a copy of the episode "The Attitude that Perpetuates Suffering" to listen to last week because it's just what I needed to hear. Go to the link below and scroll down until you get to episode number 46, titled "The Attitude that Perpetuates Suffering."

Tara Brach's Podcast

Tara also has a wonderful book called Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha that I highly recommend. She's a truly beautiful spirit.

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