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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
    • 4.5 • 22 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.

    Anger: Responding, Not Reacting

    Anger: Responding, Not Reacting

    Anger is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are hooked by anger, it causes great personal and collective suffering. This talk explores how to transform patterns of reactivity by bringing a mindful and compassionate attention to the unmet needs that underlie angry reactivity. When we learn how to pause and connect honestly with our inner experience, we are then able to respond to others from our full intelligence and heart.

    • 53 min
    Meditation: Present Heart

    Meditation: Present Heart

    We awaken a present heart by relaxing with the breath, and bringing the kindness of a smile into our bodily experience. This meditation ends with offering blessings to our inner life and all beings.

    • 14 min
    Conversation between Tara Brach and Kate Johnson: Radical Friendship

    Conversation between Tara Brach and Kate Johnson: Radical Friendship

    The often unseen cause of our difficulties in relationships is the societal structures that are marked by violence and domination. This conversation looks at what blocks authentic and loving connectedness, and ways to intentionally cultivate authentic, openhearted awake relationships.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Meditation: Sitting Like a Mountain

    Meditation: Sitting Like a Mountain

    Meditation can empower us as we learn to access our potential for stability, strength and openness. This meditation calls on the image of a mountain as we awaken our body and mind to a full, vibrant presence. Closes with a metta (loving-kindness) prayer.

    • 24 min
    A Conversation Between Tara and Mark Nepo

    A Conversation Between Tara and Mark Nepo

    Mark is a spiritual teacher, wonderful poet, and author of many books including best selling "The Book of Awakening." In this wide-ranging and rich conversation, Tara and Mark explore shedding our defenses, faith, compassion for ourselves and others, spiritual practice, and facing illness, aging and death.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Meditation: Receiving Life in Open, Awake Awareness

    Meditation: Receiving Life in Open, Awake Awareness

    This meditation awakens a receptive attention to the senses, starting with physical sensations and opening to sound. Then we sense how open awake awareness is receiving the moment to moment arising and passing life. In the final part of the practice, we explore how awake awareness is receiving the experience of our heart and offer blessings to our inner life and all living beings.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Dani98506 ,

A beautiful and inspiring podcast

I love Tara’s words of wisdom and care and her beautiful calming meditations. They inspire me to live a happier, more peaceful, more generous life.

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