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Mindfulness Daily Plus: A New Year’s Meditation Challenge with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield

A 40-Day Course from Tara Brach - Begins January 6, 2023

Create a Life-Changing Meditation Practice in Less Than 15 Minutes a Day!

The Mindfulness Daily Plus New Year’s Meditation Challenge is a powerful 40-day program designed to help you develop a lasting meditation practice in less than 15 minutes a day. Scientific and clinical research has shown that even a short daily mindfulness practice can dramatically and positively impact your physical and mental health.

A regular practice is the foundation of awakening your heart and freeing your spirit.

Our biggest challenge is that we are often in a trance, caught in a familiar cocoon of thoughts and routine reactions.  At the core of this trance is fear, and judgments of ourselves and others.

Welcome Video from Tara

Meditation awakens us from trance:

Using smartphones, a couple of Harvard researchers tracked the thoughts and activities of several thousand volunteers. What they found is that almost half the time our thoughts are not related to the activity we are engaged in. 

In other words, our minds are wandering, and usually in worry, in fear-based thinking. We’re not present. 

But the amazing thing that they were able to see is that we’re happiest when we are present and focused on exactly what we’re doing, whether that’s having a conversation, showering, walking in the woods or doing the dishes. 

As Scientific American has suggested, a regular and dedicated meditation practice is a way to train the mind to wander less.

The goal of this 40-day challenge is to support new and experienced meditators in developing a daily practice that calms your mind and opens your heart; a practice that will enrich your life and the lives of all you touch.

Here’s what’s included:

• The 40-Day Mindfulness Daily program, featuring daily short talks and guided meditations with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield (recorded content is "on-demand" and available to listen at the time most convenient to you each day)


• 3 live practice & Q/A sessions (via Zoom - sessions will be recorded and posted for those unable to attend):

1/11 @ 11:00 am Eastern Time/8:00 am Pacific Time - Tara

1/25 @ 11:00 am Eastern Time/8:00 am Pacific Time - Tara

2/08 @ 3:00 pm Eastern TIme/12:00 pm Pacific Time - Jack

• A community Board for sharing and supporting others on the path

• Weekly supplemental practices and journaling inquiries to deepen your learning.

As so many have discovered, your mindfulness practice will support you in every domain from home life to work, sports to creative pursuits.

It also allows you to bring a compassionate, healing presence to others in a way that can ripple out to our world.

Listen: Introduction to "Mindfulness Daily" from Tara and Jack

Transcript:  Introduction from Tara and Jack [pdf]

Taught by Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield

Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D. is a meditation teacher, psychologist and author of several books including international bestselling Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion and Trusting the Gold. For over 40 years, Tara has been exploring the interface of Buddhist and Western psychology in addressing the great suffering that arises when we close our hearts to ourselves and others. Tara's weekly podcasts are downloaded more than 3 million times each month. She is founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) and, along with Jack Kornfield, leads the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP), serving participants from 74 countries around the world.

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He 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. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. He is a father, husband, activist, and holds a PhD in clinical psychology.

Join Tara and Jack for the New Year’s Meditation Challenge: Mindfulness Daily Plus

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All Q&A sessions will be recorded, and the recordings may be used for future projects. Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield reserve all rights to the use and distribution of these recordings.