Radical Self-Acceptance:
Embracing Your Life with Mindfulness & Compassion

A 10 Week Live Online Course for experienced meditators

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Once we have established a regular silent mindfulness practice and are able to sustain present moment awareness more and more, we develop confidence in working with our minds. We experience moments of profound insight and well-being. Yet at the same time, we find ourselves getting caught again and again in familiar patterns of emotional reactivity, negative mind states, and self-doubt.

Paradoxically, the way out of negativity is our willingness to move towards it, to genuinely meet our feelings with attention, inquisitiveness, and kindness. This includes learning how to open more completely to allow and accept the so-called negative aspects of ourselves that we usually try to avoid including pain, fear, hurt, self-judgment, anger and anxiety.

This entails a radical shift in our relationship with ourselves. But embracing our moment to moment experience with clear awareness and compassion initiates a process of emotional healing. It opens the way for our inner knots to untie themselves. And we find a new freedom: freedom from fearing our emotions, freedom to let go, and freedom to simply be.

In this course, students will be introduced to the meditative inquiry practice of R.A.I.N. Each class will include meditation, talks, and discussion led by an experienced senior teacher. Readings will be assigned from Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. Students are responsible or acquiring their own copies of the book.

Who should attend? This course is ideal for experienced meditators with a committed mindfulness practice—who have been meditating 30 minutes or more almost daily for at least a year. Experience with loving kindness meditation is helpful.

At ClearLight we strongly believe in the power of retreat practice for integrating what is learned in class and to deepen meditation experience. There is a special discount when registering for both a course and retreat. Class participants are strongly encouraged to attend the 1-day Online Retreat, “Befriending Yourself: Practicing Radical Self-Acceptance” on Saturday March 6.


10 Week Online Course

1. EarlyBird Price: $199 (If registered by January 4)
2. Standard Price: $219
3. College/Grad Student Price: $109
4. Patron Price: $249

Package: Course plus Live Online Retreat ‘Befriending Yourself: Practicing Radical Self-Acceptance’ on Saturday March 6

5. Early Bird Price: $269 (If registered by January 4)
6. Standard Package Price: $289
7. College/Grad Student: $149
8. Patron Price: $329

Audio Recordings Options

9.   10 Recordings Only: $99
10. 10 Recordings plus Retreat: $169

You will be asked to select an option when you sign up.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties during this crisis, we are offering Generosity Support. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can help.

Read our cancellation policy

A link to the audio recordings for this course will be emailed to all registered participants during the first week of the course.


I think ClearLight offers a solid, expert foundation upon which to explore mindfulness.
– Stacey Mandel
These meditation classes combined with my own practice have been life-changing for me. I’m more at home in my own skin, my relationships have improved, and in general I’m more content.
– K.D.
This class profoundly impacted my ability to deal with daily anxiety and have a calmer mindset overall. The instructor was incredible.
– Past Course Participant
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