Forgiveness and Meditation ~ with Tara Brach
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Forgiveness and Meditation ~ with Tara Brach

Using Mindfulness and Meditation to Release Resentment and Blame
4.7 (394 ratings)
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2,169 students enrolled
Created by Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Last updated 12/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Why we hang on so tightly to hatred and blame
  • Why holding a grudge is a kind of developmental arrest – and a losing strategy
  • How to persevere in working with deeply-ingrained habits of blaming
  • What lies underneath the “armor” of judging
  • How to meet wounds and vulnerability with mindfulness and self-compassion
  • We can forgive and still maintain boundaries needed to prevent future harm
  • Real healing and freedom become possible by releasing hatred and resentment
Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites to taking this course.
Description

When we have turned against ourselves or another person, forgiveness can seem impossible. We’re so used to re-playing the story of blame, that living with a tight heart can become our most familiar way of being.

Yet we want to forgive, because we understand that not forgiving hardens and imprisons our heart. As long as we are filled with resentment or hate, we’re chained to the sufferings of the past and cannot find genuine peace.

We can’t simply will ourselves into forgiving; but we can be willing. This is why the intention to forgive is such a key element in the process. To be willing to forgive - even if not yet quite ready – allows the door open a crack, and light inevitably pours in.

We might worry that forgiving somehow equals condoning harmful behavior, or permitting it to continue. When we forgive, we’re not saying, ok, I guess I’ll just let them keep treating me in harmful ways. We can forgive and create every boundary we need to take care of ourselves and others. Nor are we “denying responsibility” when we forgive ourselves.

While blame and punishment might temporarily interrupt a pattern of behavior, they do not create the grounds for deepened understanding, compassion and transformation. Only when we include ourselves and others in our heart do we serve a path of true healing, connection and freedom.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone experiencing painful cycles of anger, resentment, judgment and blame
  • Anyone who’d like to let go of a grudge
  • Everyone who would like to experience a freer heart
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 02:38:47
+ TASTE OF FREEDOM
3 lectures 30:38
Shifting Out of Arrested Development: Tara's Personal Journey
13:22
+ SEEING THE SELF-BLAME... AND SOFTENING
4 lectures 30:16
Guided Practice Exercise: Your 'Freedom Challenge'
11:08
Self-Condemnation Blocks Evolution
06:24
Planting Seeds for the Future
06:08
Guided Inquiry Exercise: What Is Wrong With Forgiving Myself?
06:36
+ STOPPING THE WAR
3 lectures 33:47
Case Study: A Mother's Self-Hatred
10:20
Atonement
10:03
Guided Practice Exercise: Deepening Self-Forgiveness
13:24
+ WHAT "FORGIVENESS" REALLY MEANS - AND DOESN'T MEAN
4 lectures 26:28
Tight-Hearted
06:16
Case Study: Forgiving Is Not Bypassing
07:59
Forgiveness Occurs in Two Phases
04:41
Case Study: Tara's Process with a Deep Wounding
07:32
+ A PATHWAY OF OPENING YOUR HEART
3 lectures 27:25
Apology
06:50
Case Study: Redemption
09:25
Guided Practice Exercise: Widening Circles of Compassion
11:10
+ BONUSES - GUIDED PRACTICE EXERCISE AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
2 lectures 10:13
Toward Someone Who Hurt You
09:58
Additional Resources & Acknowledgments
00:15