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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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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.

    Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

    Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

    As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of our evolutionary past, and by our awake heart, our capacity for mindfulness and compassion. This talk explores the ways we can listen to and respond to the call of our awake heart, by training ourselves to open to vulnerability (our own and others) and widen the circles of compassion (a favorite from the 2017 archives).

    • 50 min
    Meditation: A Witnessing, Kind Presence

    Meditation: A Witnessing, Kind Presence

    Starting with scanning through the body and awakening the senses, we then rest in presence, with the breath as a home base. The meditation invites an openness to whatever arises, and a gentle kind attention if we encounter physical or emotional pain. We end with a prayer that includes our own being and all beings.

    • 19 min
    Love and Fear During Times of War: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens

    Love and Fear During Times of War: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens

    This is a time of darkness and war and fear lies at the heart of much of the violence we are experiencing. How do we befriend our fear and offer it permission to teach us how to move through it into a state of freedom? How do we use our fear to connect to the fear so many other people are experiencing? Ultimately, how do we begin to love what is unlovable, especially our fear?
    We will call on the teachings of Buddhadharma as well as our own intrinsic wisdom to lean into our fear with love.

    • 49 min
    Meditation: Gateway to Natural Presence

    Meditation: Gateway to Natural Presence

    We enter a full presence through awakening our senses, and awakening to the awareness that is aware. This meditation guides us as we arouse an embodied presence, let go of any controlling, then discover the natural spaciousness and wakefulness that is the essence of what we are.

    • 17 min
    The Sacred Art of Listening

    The Sacred Art of Listening

    Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships. This talk explores how our wants and fears block listening, ways we can deepen our capacity for listening, and the healing that unfolds when we truly feel heard by another (a special talk from the archives).

    What happens when you’re really listening?

    • 48 min
    Meditation: Listening to Life (2014-11-12)

    Meditation: Listening to Life (2014-11-12)

    The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how we can listen to sounds, listen to and feel sensations, and then relax back into the ocean of awareness that includes and perceives the changing waves. In this relaxing back, we realize the peace and freedom of inhabiting our wholeness and essence.
    This meditation ends with a tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and a reading from his writings on death and life.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
740 Ratings

740 Ratings

christinagalianos ,

Gratitude

Thank you for being a spirit sister to so many ! My family and I love sharing our journey back home to spirit and your talks really help !

goldenpinecone ,

Thank you, Tara

I love your books and this podcast. Grateful

present2day ,

Grateful

Tara Brach is one of the few people by whom I can experience guided meditation. Jon Kabat-Zinn is another one. The tone, the pace, the resonance, the frequency, most of the time, allow me to drop in to the space where I can meet whatever is to be met. I am so thankful for her podcasts, for her journey which is bearing fruit for others, for me.

Thank you for bringing me home time and time again. ❤️

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