The Power of

Awareness

An Online Mindfulness Training to Transform Your Life with Awareness, Compassion & Well-Being

Course begins on September 14, 2020

Course begins on
September 14, 2020

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Welcome to
The Power of Awareness—A Transformative Mindfulness Training

The present moment is the place from which your entire reality is created. Your relationships, home life, work, and experiences all spring forth from your thoughts, feelings, and actions that occur in a string of infinite moments.

However, most of us live our lives running from task to task, distraction to distraction.

We wake up each morning with an endless list of “to-dos” and go to sleep feeling like we didn’t accomplish anything meaningful.

We meet and interact with many people throughout our day but yearn for a deeper sense of connection and intimacy. We are tossed around by the ups and downs of our emotions and the events of our lives and accept this as “normal.”

And even though we have the intention to take time for ourselves and to meditate, these often get put at the bottom of our lists because life simply takes over … but it doesn’t have to be this way. 

When you understand the transformative, healing power of mindful awareness, you dramatically shift the experience of your life, the people in it, and the world itself.

Are you open to fully living in a state of peace and joy, moment to moment?

Are you ready to feel truly vibrant and alive and let go of the negativity and blockages that have held you back?

Are you ready to create the life and existence you know is possible and waiting for you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you to experience The Power of Awareness, an in-depth mindfulness training program created to help you take the next step in your personal and spiritual evolution.

You’ll learn valuable mindfulness skills and tools, develop a regular meditation practice, receive community-based mentoring throughout the course, and obtain a Certificate of Completion from the University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the Awareness Training Institute—all while you experience the power of awareness to transform your life and the world.

Meet Your Teachers

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Tara Brach

Tara Brach holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and teaches meditation internationally. Founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW), Tara is the author of the bestselling Radical Acceptance and her latest book, Radical Compassion. Tara's weekly podcasts are downloaded over 1.5 million times each month.

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Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield has been teaching meditation globally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. He is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. His 16 books have sold 1.5 million copies. He is a father, husband, and holds a PhD in clinical psychology.

When You Enroll in The Power of Awareness, You’ll Receive:

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26 Video
Trainings

Jack and Tara will guide you through weekly videos focused on mindfulness concepts, practices, and instructions

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Community Mentoring

Be part of an ongoing online community mentoring group and join weekly community mentoring calls, facilitated by experienced mentors

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Lifetime
Access

Receive lifetime access to all video trainings, guided meditations, workbooks, and bonus materials—the entire course is yours to keep forever

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Certificate of Completion

Receive a Certificate from the University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the Awareness Training Institute

Course Curriculum

The Power of Awareness was created with YOU in mind. It is designed to be a transformative mindfulness training that gives you a system you can use for your own personal growth and transformation.

Click below to expand each week’s overview of the mindfulness training curriculum:

WEEK 1

How to Establish Your Practice and Awaken to Your Body

In Week 1, you will focus on the basics of mindfulness while receiving the foundational practice of conscious breathing. You’ll learn how to harness the power of the body as a gateway to the world of sensations so you can open your awareness in all domains of your life.

Topics this week include:
  • What Mindfulness Truly Is and Is Not
  • Mindfulness and Breathing Foundations
  • Establishing Your Personal Practices
  • Using Your Body as a Gateway to Sensations
  • The Power of Sensations as an Opening to Awareness

WEEK 2

Mindfulness with Your Emotions and Freedom with Your Thoughts

In Week 2, you’ll learn the art of bringing mindfulness to your emotions, feeling states, thoughts, and thought patterns. A big misconception is that mindfulness is somehow disconnected from emotions. Nothing could be further from the truth as you use your emotions to support and guide you on the path.

Topics this week include:
  • Developing a Wise and Gracious Relationship to Your Feeling Life
  • Building Your Capacity for a Wider Range of Emotions
  • Responding to Your Life Circumstances vs. Reacting from Fear
  • Moving Beyond Your Controlling Thought Patterns
  • “Relaxing to Open” as a Gateway to Freedom

WEEK 3

How to Work with Difficulty in Your Life

In Week 3, you’ll learn strategies to awaken to mindfulness and compassion when you’re in the thick of difficulty. You will see how to navigate trauma, strong fear, and the overwhelming feelings that can come with great loss, and balance these with a sense of presence and lovingkindness. We will look at tools for breaking free from reactivity and, instead, learning to consciously respond to life’s events.

Topics this week include:
  • The RAIN Strategy (Remembering to Remember)
  • Core Elements of the Awareness Journey
  • Breaking Your Patterns of Reactivity
  • Finding Your Inner Resources in the Face of Trauma
  • How to Lean into Your Fear for Resolution

WEEK 4

Expanding the Love for Yourself and Others

In Week 4, you’ll learn about the powerful healing that self-forgiveness can bring to your life, and you’ll receive practical tools for deepening your self-forgiveness journey. Take this step further by learning how to widen your “circle of compassion” and to forgive others in your life.

Topics this week include:
  • The Healing Power of Self-Forgiveness in Your Life
  • The Art of Lovingkindness
  • Essential Training in Forgiveness
  • Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves
  • Holding Others in Our Heart
  • Widening Your Circle of Compassion
  • Working Together with Others

WEEK 5

Creating Mindful Relationships

In Week 5, you will bring the skills of mindfulness to your relationships to deepen and strengthen your authentic bond with others. Move beyond unhealthy relationship dynamics and discover the importance of taking care of your sexual energy. Develop a mindful communication style focused on “non-harming.”

Topics this week include:
  • Removing Blocks to Love
  • Transcending Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics
  • Cultivating Your True Connection in Relationships
  • Becoming a Steward of What You Have Been Given
  • Taking Care with the Energy of Your Sexuality
  • The Importance of Modesty or Sobriety with Intoxicants
  • Cultivating Wise Speech

WEEK 6

How to Bring More Awareness into Your Daily Life and Care for Our World

In Week 6, you’ll be taking the new skills you have developed and exploring how to sustain your mindful presence beyond this training program. Begin the process of discovery around the unique contribution you will make to the world as you extend your present lovingkindness beyond your immediate circle of influence.

Topics this week include:
  • Arriving in Your Life
  • Transcending the Negativity Bias
  • Transformation of Your Consciousness
  • Embodying Mindfulness for the Benefit of All
  • Growing a Sense of Connection to All of Life
  • Listening for Your Way to Serve
  • Sustaining Your Well-Being

WEEK 7

The Power of Awareness Half-Day Personal Retreat Experience

In Week 7, you’ll be invited to engage in your own half-day retreat to broaden your awakening and deepen the course teachings. The retreat is an opportunity to dedicate yourself to presence and awareness in a different way than you have over the previous six weeks. Press the “sacred pause” on your everyday reality for a moment to create space for new insights and to give yourself the necessary gift of integration time.

During this retreat, you’ll experience:
  • The Importance of “Slowing Down”
  • Practice of Walking Meditation
  • Power of the “Sacred Pause”
  • Healing in Relaxation
  • Release of the Inner Judge

In Week 1, you will focus on the basics of mindfulness while receiving the foundational practice of conscious breathing. You’ll learn how to harness the power of the body as a gateway to the world of sensations so you can open your awareness in all domains of your life.

Topics this week include:
  • What Mindfulness Truly Is and Is Not
  • Mindfulness and Breathing Foundations
  • Establishing Your Personal Practices
  • Using Your Body as a Gateway to Sensations
  • The Power of Sensations as an Opening to Awareness

In Week 2, you’ll learn the art of bringing mindfulness to your emotions, feeling states, thoughts, and thought patterns. A big misconception is that mindfulness is somehow disconnected from emotions. Nothing could be further from the truth as you use your emotions to support and guide you on the path.

Topics this week include:
  • Developing a Wise and Gracious Relationship to Your Feeling Life
  • Building Your Capacity for a Wider Range of Emotions
  • Responding to Your Life Circumstances vs. Reacting from Fear
  • Moving Beyond Your Controlling Thought Patterns
  • “Relaxing to Open” as a Gateway to Freedom

In Week 3, you’ll learn strategies to awaken to mindfulness and compassion when you’re in the thick of difficulty. You will see how to navigate trauma, strong fear, and the overwhelming feelings that can come with great loss, and balance these with a sense of presence and lovingkindness. We will look at tools for breaking free from reactivity and, instead, learning to consciously respond to life’s events.

Topics this week include:
  • The RAIN Strategy (Remembering to Remember)
  • Core Elements of the Awareness Journey
  • Breaking Your Patterns of Reactivity
  • Finding Your Inner Resources in the Face of Trauma
  • How to Lean into Your Fear for Resolution

In Week 4, you’ll learn about the powerful healing that self-forgiveness can bring to your life, and you’ll receive practical tools for deepening your self-forgiveness journey. Take this step further by learning how to widen your “circle of compassion” and to forgive others in your life.

Topics this week include:
  • The Healing Power of Self-Forgiveness in Your Life
  • The Art of Lovingkindness
  • Essential Training in Forgiveness
  • Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves
  • Holding Others in Our Heart
  • Widening Your Circle of Compassion
  • Working Together with Others

In Week 5, you will bring the skills of mindfulness to your relationships to deepen and strengthen your authentic bond with others. Move beyond unhealthy relationship dynamics and discover the importance of taking care of your sexual energy. Develop a mindful communication style focused on “non-harming.”

Topics this week include:
  • Removing Blocks to Love
  • Transcending Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics
  • Cultivating Your True Connection in Relationships
  • Becoming a Steward of What You Have Been Given
  • Taking Care with the Energy of Your Sexuality
  • The Importance of Modesty or Sobriety with Intoxicants
  • Cultivating Wise Speech

In Week 6, you’ll be taking the new skills you have developed and exploring how to sustain your mindful presence beyond this training program. Begin the process of discovery around the unique contribution you will make to the world as you extend your present lovingkindness beyond your immediate circle of influence.

Topics this week include:
  • Arriving in Your Life
  • Transcending the Negativity Bias
  • Transformation of Your Consciousness
  • Embodying Mindfulness for the Benefit of All
  • Growing a Sense of Connection to All of Life
  • Listening for Your Way to Serve
  • Sustaining Your Well-Being

In Week 7, you’ll be invited to engage in your own half-day retreat to broaden your awakening and deepen the course teachings. The retreat is an opportunity to dedicate yourself to presence and awareness in a different way than you have over the previous six weeks. Press the “sacred pause” on your everyday reality for a moment to create space for new insights and to give yourself the necessary gift of integration time.

During this retreat, you’ll experience:

  • The Importance of “Slowing Down”
  • Practice of Walking Meditation
  • Power of the “Sacred Pause”
  • Healing in Relaxation
  • Release of the Inner Judge

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Join more than 17,000 people who have experienced The Power of Awareness!

Join us in The Power of Awareness!
We begin on September 14, 2020

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— SINGLE PAYMENT —

$397.00
$ 297 limited time only
  •  
BEST VALUE

or

—————  or  ————— 

— 3 EASY PAYMENTS —

TODAY
$ 107 limited time only
  •  
19 Continuing Education Credits Available

(for US customers only). Click here for more information.

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“Jack and I were inspired to create The Power of Awareness because we’ve witnessed how transformative awareness practices are for people facing great losses, caught in the grip of anxiety, or struggling with depression or addiction. We’ve seen these people use this training to find their way back to an inner place of balance, peace, and freedom.”

— TARA BRACH —
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Community Mentoring Sessions

Be part of an ongoing online community mentoring group, facilitated by experienced mentors, handpicked by Jack and Tara. Join weekly community mentoring calls, designed to offer you support and deepen your understanding of the material.

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Personal Journaling Exercises

Journaling is a powerful tool for deepening your self-understanding. The course includes recommendations for journal topics suggested throughout—just grab your pen and paper to dive in!

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Video Trainings

26 Videos with 10 Hours of Teachings
Each week you will gain access to a new set of insightful and engaging videos with Jack and Tara. Over the course of seven weeks, you’ll immerse yourself in the best content focused on mindfulness concepts, practices, and instructions.

Watch these online or download the files. You will also receive six recorded Q&A sessions to supplement the content and help you apply it in your life.

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Guided Meditation Practice

Explore masterful guided meditations with Jack and Tara based on each of their more than 40 years of teaching. You’ll receive three types of meditations inside the mindfulness training.

  • Meditations Within the Teachings: At the end of the teaching sessions, you will be given a short guided meditation practice.
  • Guided Meditations: You will be given guided meditations to help you go deeper with the existing teachings.
  • Optional Practices: You will have the choice to do optional practices if you want to explore a topic further, if desired.

Includes Weekly Community Mentoring Calls

Be Part of an Ongoing Online Community Group and Learn from Experienced Mentors

Every participant in The Power of Awareness will receive steady and compassionate support from a community of experienced mentors, handpicked by Jack and Tara. Each week, you’ll be able to bring your questions, struggles, realizations, and other experiences to our online community mentoring calls. Calls are offered multiple days and times each week, so you can select from a variety of times that suit your availability. You’re invited to participate in as many calls during the duration of the course as you’d like, to further deepen your understanding of the material and apply it to your life.

“Having mentoring as part of the program is one of its most important features. Our mentors have done years of their own inner practice of mindfulness and compassion and will be there to listen to you and to offer guidance. I think it’s the most satisfying, immediate, and direct part of the program.”

— JACK KORNFIELD —
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As a Member of the Program, You’ll Also Receive the Following Special Bonuses

Receive a Certificate of Completion

from the University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and the Awareness Training Institute (ATI)

ATI created The Power of Awareness in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, which studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

The program is built on fundamental principles of mindfulness, synthesizing scientifically proven methods with decades of Jack and Tara’s own experiential learnings.

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Guided Meditations for Self-Healing

Audio Program with Jack Kornfield

In this bonus meditation program for self-healing, you’ll learn:

  • The Healing Presence—how to use the earth itself as your foundation to support you in self-diagnosis and restoration
  • The Healing Temple—a guided visualization to your inner sanctuary, encountering the great healer, and receiving the necessary symbols and messages for healing
  • The Healing Power of Love—directing the luminous spirit of lovingkindness to all the places in your body and spirit that are in need
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Meditations for Emotional Healing

Audio Program with Tara Brach

This audio program is a collection of insights and practices for bringing compassion, clarity, and understanding to your emotional life—instead of expressing or repressing it in unhealthy ways. Meditations include:

  • How to work with trauma, fear, and shame
  • Forgiveness meditation
  • Compassion meditation
  • Invoking loving presence in the face of difficulty
  • The power of yes
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How Awareness Changes Your Life

By becoming more aware, we enhance our capacity to cope with life’s challenges with dignity and elegance. In The Power of Awareness program, you’ll begin to nurture the following qualities within yourself:

Healing

Learn to work with and transform your difficult emotions, feelings, and thoughts on a moment-to-moment basis

Centering

Learn to stay calm, focused, and balanced for greater effectiveness, regardless of external events and circumstances

Connection

Learn to bring awareness into your relationships to dramatically improve the quality of your interactions in all spheres

Presence

Learn to bring presence to your interactions by slowing them down and responding to them instead of habitually reacting to situations

The Power of Awareness is the first program offering for the Awareness Training Institute (ATI), led by senior teachers Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach.

The programs range from introductory to teacher training and are designed for the general population, as well as for specialized sectors including business, education, and health care.

“The Awareness Training Institute was founded on the belief that these teachings truly are for everyone, everywhere. Mindfulness, awareness, and compassion have the power to benefit all domains of your life—from home to work, from serving to savoring.”
—Tara Brach

Two of the most experienced and celebrated teachers in the West, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach have founded major meditation centers in the United States and have each been teaching for more than 40 years. In developing programs for ATI, they have combined the most up-to-date neuroscience and psychology with perennial wisdom teachings.

As mindfulness has gained in popularity, it has become critical to Jack and Tara that the best of these powerful tools be made available to all who might benefit from them. To this end, ATI is dedicated to making these teachings and practices accessible and affordable to underserved populations in prisons, schools, and low-income communities, as well as those from racially diverse backgrounds.

The Power of Awareness is one of the first programs created by ATI, and it is envisioned that this course will be a prerequisite for future meditation instructor certification programs.

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Top FAQs

This is a training program that was made for everyone, whether you’ve never meditated before or you’re considering becoming a mindfulness meditation teacher yourself. By becoming more aware, we enhance our capacity to cope with life’s challenges with dignity and elegance. The Power of Awareness will help you learn to work with and transform your most difficult emotions, feelings, and thoughts. You’ll learn how to bring presence to your interactions and overcome habitual reactions to situations. Jack and Tara have already seen the impact of this work on the lives of thousands of previous students. The program was created to meet you wherever you are on your personal journey, and to support you as a lifelong resource.

While there’s no shortage of online lessons on meditation and mindfulness, The Power of Awareness is truly in a class by itself, bringing you two of the most experienced and celebrated teachers in the West. Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach have founded major meditation centers in the United States and have each been teaching for more than 40 years. Plus, you’ll receive the support of an online mentoring group to support you during the entire training. The course includes 26 video sessions, more than 9 hours of teachings, and carefully curated bonuses to offer you a complete training experience that gives you the foundation for a vibrant, lifelong practice.

Yes. Sounds True offers unique and interesting content for health and healing professionals, allowing you to earn the credits you need at your own pace. You can purchase the course along with the credits and take the required exams at your convenience. You’ll be able to earn 19 Continuing Education (CE) credits for The Power of Awareness.

Absolutely! You can explore The Power of Awareness risk-free for an entire year. If this course fails to meet your expectations for any reason, simply contact Sounds True’s customer service for a full refund.

Join us in The Power of Awareness!
We begin on September 14, 2020

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— SINGLE PAYMENT —

$397.00
$ 297 limited time only
  •  
BEST VALUE

or

—————  or  ————— 

— 3 EASY PAYMENTS —

TODAY
$ 107 limited time only
  •  
19 Continuing Education Credits Available

(for US customers only). Click here for more information.

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