Radical Acceptance
July 2017

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Radical Acceptance

Pathway of Emotional Healing & Spiritual Freedom

July 07, 2017 – July 09, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Tara Brach
Plus accommodations
SM17-2702-919Tara Brach,

We spend many moments in a trance of feeling separate from others, deficient, and afraid of failure. Yet we intuit a deeper potential—to embody the loving awareness that is our deepest nature.

This meditation retreat with Tara Brach, the inspiring Buddhist teacher and best-selling author of Radical Acceptance, explores how, even in the face of conflict and challenge, we can connect with our deepest wisdom and compassion. Through meditation, guided exercises, and discussions, learn how to recognize and release the fears, judgments, and limiting beliefs that prevent you from living and loving fully.

The weekend includes periods of silence, as well as interpersonal sharing in a safe and supportive setting. This retreat is open to beginning and experienced meditators, as well as health professionals who want to use these skills with their clients.

Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Identify basic principles of Buddhist Psychology and explain their relevance in evaluating treatment options for anxiety and depression.
  • Examine the role and mediating mechanisms of meditation practices in healing emotional suffering.
  • Utilize Buddhist mindfulness and compassion practices in addressing fear, grief, anger and shame.
  • Recognize the contra-indications of various attentional strategies in addressing traumatic fear.
  • Explain meditative strategies that address interpersonal conflict.
  • Differentiate the components of varying attentional strategies.

Scholarships: The available scholarships have been awarded. If you choose to submit an application, you will be placed on a waitlist. See Holistic Studies application at eomega.org/scholarships.

Continuing Education
  • ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) +$80
  • APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association) +$80
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses +$50
  • SW - Social Workers +$50
  • SW-NYS - Social Workers of New York State +$50

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Tara Brach, PhD, is author of True Refuge and Radical Acceptance, the winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. A clinical psychologist, she also is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. She teaches Buddhist meditation at centers in the United States and Europe. tarabrach.com