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.
How Do We Bridge the Divides?
How Do We Bridge the Divides? - The divides in our world can only exist if we humans are divided from our own full being and habituated to divides with others. In this reflection we explore bridging inner and relational divides as the grounds for evolving consciousness in our species and awakening to more connectedness and love in our world.
Meditation: Breathing Our Way to Peace & Freedom
Meditation: Breathing Our Way to Peace & Freedom - This meditation guides us in collecting attention with an intentional long deep breath, and awakening a full relaxed presence as the breath resumes in its natural rhythm. Resting fully in this presence is the gateway to deep peace and inner freedom.
“Little breath breathe me gently, row me, for I am the river I am learning to cross.” – W.S. Merwin
A Generous Heart
A Generous Heart - Our deep potential is to live from an awake, loving heart. This talk looks at how, with a kind and mindful attention, we can decondition habitual tendencies toward grasping and self-centeredness, and nourish the sense of connectedness and care that gives rise to generosity. As we bring these heart practices alive in our most immediate relationships, they have the power to evolve consciousness in widening circles across the world.
Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness
Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness - This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with tenderness and love.
Conversation with Tara Brach and Arthur Brooks: Becoming Happier
Becoming Happier: Conversation with Tara Brach and Arthur Brooks - The Dalai Lama regularly says that everyone wants to be happy, nobody wants to suffer. Arthur Brooks, in his new book on getting happier (co-authored with Oprah Winfrey) digs into the practical and science-based approaches that increase deep well-being. In this conversation Tara and Arthur discuss the ingredients of happiness, the role of unhappiness in our lives, how to work with core ego-fears, the power of metacognition, the necessity of transcendence of small self and the love that is the grounds of true happiness.
Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier
Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence
Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence - Our thoughts keep us removed from this living world. This guided practice invites us to open and relax with the moment-to-moment experience of our senses. It includes a poem by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, “Wherever you are, Find a Trail.”
The best teacher to introduce to meditation practice
I have been following this podcast for some years and I can recommend to anyone who is interested in spiritual issues and personal development. Tara accompanies you; espacially in challenging moments she is able to comfort you and bring clarity in your mind and emotions. She has a big heart and warmth and a nice sense of Humor. I really love her!
This is the best Podcast ever
This helps me through every and any situation in life whatever bothers me I’m coming here and listening to Tara brach and it always helps me so much. Thank you for making these podcasts and helping me in life struggles or other situations.
What a gift…
.. to listen to Tara‘s kind and authentic experiences on mindfulness, to listen to all her funny metaphors and beautiful Buddhist readings that have held me so much in moments of darkness or simply made me reflect (or simply laugh) in moments of joy. Thank you, Tara, for all your kind and loving presence here and on other portals like YouTube! Theresa (from Germany)