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Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.

    Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

    Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

    This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that expresses as courage and dedication, and the inquiry of “who am I” that reveals our deepest nature.

    • 49 min
    Meditation: Living Presence - Experiencing Aliveness and Openheartedness

    Meditation: Living Presence - Experiencing Aliveness and Openheartedness

    The pathway to experiencing full aliveness and openheartedness is by awakening awareness throughout the body. This meditation begins by establishing a rhythmic inflow and outflow of the breath, in order to calm and collect the mind. Then continuing with the conscious breathing, we are guided through the body – bringing attention to sensations and space. This attention becomes a very vibrant living presence, and we end by experiencing that living presence as a natural openheartedness that includes all of life.

    • 20 min
    Living with a Courageous Heart in Times of Crisis: A Conversation with Tara Brach & Oren Jay Sofer

    Living with a Courageous Heart in Times of Crisis: A Conversation with Tara Brach & Oren Jay Sofer

    The pace of change is speeding up and much of the news we receive is alarming. More than ever, we need the inner reflections and meditations that help us connect with our capacities for clarity, bravery and openheartedness. This is what Tara explores with Oren Jay Sofer, in his book entitled: Your Heart Was Made For This: Contemplative Practices to Meet a World in Crisis with Courage, Integrity, and Love (2023.) Oren teaches mindfulness, meditation and non violent communication, and his prior book is bestselling Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication (2018.) Learn more about Oren Jay Sofer and order books at: https://www.orenjaysofer.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Guided Meditation: Letting Life Be As It Is

    Guided Meditation: Letting Life Be As It Is

    When we learn to listen to our inner life without interference, we open to a tender and full experience of presence. This meditation guides us in awakening an intimate quality of listening, as we attend to sensations, moods, sounds and the entire dance of life.

    • 21 min
    Homecoming to Loving Awareness (Retreat talk)

    Homecoming to Loving Awareness (Retreat talk)

    We have strong conditioning to identify as a separate self, and to feel all the fears and attachments that arise from not realizing our true belonging. This talk includes teachings and several experiential reflections that help us wake up from the trance of separation. As we grow familiar with the awareness and love that is our shared true nature, we naturally live from that loving, and experience a growing freedom and joy. [Spring Retreat, April 2024 - Art of Living Retreat Center]

    • 59 min
    Meditation: Open Awareness – Relaxing Back into Presence

    Meditation: Open Awareness – Relaxing Back into Presence

    This practice brings attention to the continuous space within and around the body, and the aliveness of sound, sensation and feeling that lives through us. While it’s natural for attention to get distracted, the pathway home is a relaxing back into the awake space that is aware of this changing life.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Cabudare ,

Inner peace in a pod

Tara has the most amazing capacity to share reality with peace and hope. I’ve been listening her podcast since 2014 and she also has something healing, nurturing and joyful to share. Namaste and blessings. Best meditations available in a podcast! Thank you Tara 🙏

beaches jane ,

Calming meditation

Tara has this most beautiful way to bring you back to yourself .
Her teachings are helpful and have supported me and many others through difficult times.
I am so very grateful for her books and teachings & will always tune in for self reflection,love ,acceptance and awareness.

Enthusiastic podcaster ,

Tara Brach

Wonderful practitioner - I use her meditation podcasts on a regular basis - so calming and a great no nonsense guide to improving mind body awareness - highly recommend

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