The Power of Awareness

A Mindful and Kind Approach To Quieting Your Mind
A Mindful and Kind Approach To Quieting Your Mind

Bring Awareness & Self-Compassion to Your Inner Dialogue

Devin Berry

Devin Berry

Tara Brach

Tara Brach

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Konda Mason

Konda Mason

You have very likely heard the phrase “you are not your thoughts.” And while it is good to be reminded of this core insight, just how do you put it into practice? How do you get your mind to soften that inner monologue that so frequently allows negative thoughts to control you?

The first step is to recognize them as simply what they are: thoughts—not truths. Mindfulness can free you to do that. And this new series can get you started.

This free series includes four videos from the much-beloved and deeply regarded teachers of the newly enhanced Power of Awareness course: Devin Berry, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and Konda Mason. Each video will bring you closer to recognizing your trained thought patterns as often counterproductive, and teach you how to rise above them.

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    Devin Berry “Thoughts Are Real but Not True”
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    Tara Brach “Thoughts Block Reality—Awareness Allows Us Freedom”
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    Jack Kornfield “The Judging Mind”
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    Konda Mason “It’s Just a Thought—Self-Compassion to Relieve Negative Thoughts”

We encourage you to watch the series and discover not only how your thoughts may be holding you back, but also how to do something about it. The wisdom and freedom that comes from this awareness can be life-changing.

Devin Berry

Devin Berry

is a devoted teacher of the Buddhadharma and mindfulness daily life practices. His training includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training, the East Bay Meditation Center Commit to Dharma Program, Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners Program, and Insight Meditation Society’s four-year Residential Retreat Teachers Program. He cofounded both the Teen Sangha and Men of Color Deep Refuge Group at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland. Devin also cocreated Deep Time Liberation, an ancestral healing journey that explores the impact of ancestral legacy and intergenerational trauma on Black Americans.
Tara Brach

Tara Brach, PhD

has been practicing and teaching meditation since 1975, as well as leading workshops and meditation retreats at centers throughout North America and Europe. She has a PhD in clinical psychology, is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and is the author of Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, Radical Compassion, and Trusting the Gold. Tara’s weekly podcasts of talks and meditations are downloaded more than three million times each month. For more, visit tarabrach.com.
Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD

trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. He is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. He is a husband, grandfather, and activist and holds a PhD in clinical psychology. He has written more than 15 books including The Wise Heart; A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; and more. For more, visit jackkornfield.com.

Konda Mason

Konda Mason

is a mindfulness teacher, social entrepreneur, and climate and social justice activist. Introduced to Tibetan Buddhism in 1982, she became a student of Lama Zopa. Her love for vipassana began in 1996, working with Jack Kornfield at the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center. Konda has taught at Spirit Rock since 1997, starting out teaching Kripalu yoga. She has been on the Mentor Leadership Team of The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program and cocreated its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility curriculum. She is the founder of Jubilee Justice, a nonprofit committed to ending rural racism.
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