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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.

    Facing Fear (Part 1) - Awakening Your Fearless Heart -

    Facing Fear (Part 1) - Awakening Your Fearless Heart -

    Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation, and, when it goes on overdrive, we get imprisoned in the suffering of separation. These two talks explore how the RAIN meditation can help us face fear, and discover the boundless loving awareness that includes but is not contracted by currents of fear.

    • 52 min
    Meditation: Open-Hearted Presence (2020-02-12)

    Meditation: Open-Hearted Presence (2020-02-12)

    This meditation establishes a kind attention by bringing the imagery and felt sense of a smile into the body scan, and then with the breath as a home base, opens the attention to changing experience. We end with a brief loving kindness reflection.

    • 23 min
    Embodied Presence (Part 2) - Planting our Roots in the Universe - Working with Pain (2020-02-05)

    Embodied Presence (Part 2) - Planting our Roots in the Universe - Working with Pain (2020-02-05)

    In describing our human predicament and dis-ease, D.H. Lawrence says we are like a great tree with our roots in the air. We need to replant ourselves—in our bodies, hearts and spirit. These two talks are guides to replanting ourselves. In Part 1, we explore how we are so often dissociated from the life of our body, and the pathways home. Part 2 looks at the challenges of pain, fear and trauma, and how we can gradually and skillfully reconnect with a wholeness of being.

    • 48 min
    Meditation: A Listening Presence (2020-02-05)

    Meditation: A Listening Presence (2020-02-05)

    The receptivity of listening awakens us to the living stream of life. This meditation guides us in listening to sounds, and then listening to and feeling the aliveness of our bodies and the movement of the breath. We close with a simple offering of lovingkindness to our inner life and our world.

    • 20 min
    Being Truthful - How Honesty Nourishes Love

    Being Truthful - How Honesty Nourishes Love

    The grounds of happiness, loving relationships and a just and flourishing society is honesty. Yet our current times are characterized by a plethora of deception – both societally, and often in our personal lives. This talk examines the deep conditioning we have to deceive others, and to avoid facing and acknowledging our own vulnerability. We explore how we can commit ourselves to deepening truth telling, thus creating a climate of integrity and trust that can lead to a more compassionate world.

    • 53 min
    Guided Heart Meditation: Releasing Blame (retreat) (2019-12-30)

    Guided Heart Meditation: Releasing Blame (retreat) (2019-12-30)

    Our self-protective habits of resentment and blame block intimacy and connection with ourself and others. This short talk and meditation are an invitation to deepen our understanding of the suffering of blame, and to release the armoring to loving freely. (recorded at the IMCW 2019 New Year's 5-day Silent Retreat)

    • 41 min

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Absolutely amazing!

This is the best podcast ever. Tara Brach is so skillful. I’m so grateful for her teachings.

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