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DaRa Williams

DaRa Williams has practiced Insight Meditation for more than 25 years. She completed the Spirit Rock/IMS/IRC Teacher Training, and serves on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and as an Associate Guiding Teacher at IMS. DaRa is a trainer and wellness coach, and has been a clinician and administrator in the mental health field for over 25 years. She is a certified Focusing Oriented Therapist and a practitioner and trainer of Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Complex Trauma Therapy.

"It is my belief that vipassana meditation and the dharma are ideal for transforming suffering, particularly the trauma of oppression and its many vicissitudes-where the chains around our minds and hearts can be broken through and dissolved. Awareness and wisdom become the vehicle for freedom and transforming lives."

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Featured Audio Talk
July 30, 2016 - Bringing Compassion to a World on Fire: Mind and Heart Together

The Buddha taught that all humans are alike in their desire for happiness and love. This is so whether or not we use unskillful or skillful means in our attempt to find balance, peace and happiness. The confidence, strength, and personal authority to right ourselves when we encounter suffering and pain come from the cultivated heart and mind, which trains and prepares us to meet the suffering and pain we encounter in relation to ourselves and with other beings. Love asks you to let go. Compassion asks you to let go.

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