Book Reflection

Eremos Winter 2022 Book Reflection

True Refuge:
Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

By Tara Brach, Ph.D.

“A healing and helpful meditation… a gracefully written spiritual gem on awareness, refuge, and presence.” ― Spirituality & Practice.

In her book True Refuge, Tara Brach takes us on a journey beneath the surface of our anxieties, fears, and stresses to a space of “profound stillness, a silent awareness capable of limitless love.” She helps us understand “the three facets of true refuge—awareness, truth, and love—come alive as we dedicate our presence to them” and offers tools to help us find true refuge.

Brach’s unique experiences as a clinical psychologist and teacher of Buddhist mindfulness (vipassana) meditation, enable her to gently guide us to the wisdom and peace of the heart. 

Join us for rich conversations in four sessions over 4 weeks, as we experience and receive Brach’s writings together. Listening to each other offer personal reflections on the writing offers an opportunity to receive in a deeper way the wisdom we’re meant to glean from each book and let go of that which doesn’t serve us. In addition, the joy of being in community with others over four weeks (even on Zoom!) is a highlight for many.

Book Reflection Details

Four 90-minute facilitated sessions, beginning February.

Sessions include time for silence, reflection, and sharing. (dates vary by facilitator)

Investment:

Groups

See chart below for a complete list of facilitators and the dates/times their groups meet.

For more information about this empowering workshop event, please contact Eremos today.

You’re invited to purchase a copy of the book through this link to Amazon.com. Please note that if you click through and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

We also encourage you to support your local bookseller (like BookPeople in Austin) or independent booksellers online. Check out bookshop.org or indiebound.org for other options.

FACILITATORTIME OFFERED
(90 Minute Sessions)
DATE OFFEREDLOCATION OFFEREDSTATUS OF GROUP
Dianna AmordeWednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CentralFebruary 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rdVIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN
Regina MoserMondays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CentralFebruary 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28thVIRTUALLY (Zoom)CLOSED
Barbara SchultzWednesdays, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm CentralFebruary 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rdVIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN
Annette PearsonTuesdays from 10:30am to Noon CentralFebruary 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22ndVIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN

Tickets

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Annette Pearson's Group
Tuesdays from 10:30am to Noon Central. February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
$ 50.00
7 available
Barbara Schutz's Group
Wednesdays, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Central February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
$ 50.00
7 available
Dianna Amorde's Group
Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Central February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
$ 50.00
4 available

All Time are Central

About the Author

Tara Brach

Tara Brach founded the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW) in 1998, which is now one of the largest and most dynamic non-residential meditation centers in the United States. She gives presentations, teaches classes, offers workshops, and leads silent meditation retreats at IMCW and at conferences and retreat centers in the United States and Europe. Tara’s podcast receives over 3 million downloads each month. Her themes reveal the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness as well as the alleviation of suffering in the larger world by practicing compassion in action. You can find out more about her at tarabrach.com.

FACILITATOR: Dianna Amorde is the Executive Director of Eremos and has been facilitating these book groups since she arrived 8 years ago. She considers them one of her favorite ways of connecting with and supporting the Eremos community and delights in the opportunity to hear different points of view.

Annette Pearson

FACILITATOR: Annette Pearson is a spiritual director, writer, and workshop and retreat leader. She loves to incorporate different contemplative practices and various art forms in her programs and enjoys the rich conversations book groups offer.  Annette began her training in spiritual direction at FIND, a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.  

FACILITATOR: Regina Moser is an educator, spiritual director and avid reader who has facilitated book groups for over 15 years. Regina loves sharing the joys of reading, pondering and exploring in reflective groups.  Trusting that listening is Holy, Regina appreciates weaving contemplate practices, journaling and thoughtful questions to delve into the power of sharing stories.   

FACILITATOR: Barbara Schutz was called more deeply into the care of God’s people through the ministry of Spiritual Direction more than 20 years again.  She offers individual and group spiritual direction, retreats, classes, and workshops and has facilitated many book groups for Eremos.  Barbara describes her passion as “creating opportunities for others to encounter God”.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Annette Pearson's Group
Tuesdays from 10:30am to Noon Central. February 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
$ 50.00
7 available
Barbara Schutz's Group
Wednesdays, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm Central February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
$ 50.00
7 available
Dianna Amorde's Group
Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Central February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
$ 50.00
4 available

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