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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.

    Radical Love: Part 1 - Reflections that Awaken our Heart

    Radical Love: Part 1 - Reflections that Awaken our Heart

    Radical love arises from the purity of our awake awareness, and cuts through the delusion of being separate and not OK. It comes from and brings out our intrinsic goodness. These talks explore the barriers to this embodied, inclusive and active loving, and include reflections that can help us to free our own hearts and bring true healing to our world.

    • 54 min
    Guided Meditation: Openhearted Presence

    Guided Meditation: Openhearted Presence

    This meditation guides us to arouse mindfulness through attention to our senses, and to rest in that wakefulness with a receptive and tender presence.

    • 21 min
    Meditation: Tonglen - Discovering the Boundless Space of Compassion

    Meditation: Tonglen - Discovering the Boundless Space of Compassion

    This short version of the Tibetan Tonglen practice guides us in courageously opening to the suffering within us and all beings, and allowing that suffering to be held in the formless heartspace that is our true belonging.

    • 5 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
569 Ratings

569 Ratings

Abigail778899 ,

Inspiring and a True Teacher

Recommends you tactics and realistic guides to Meditation.
All Tara’s classes are relatable and honest and that is what meditation is all about. Making you feel calmer and relaxed but also at peace. Thank you xx Would truly recommend.

Wanchanbaka ,

A harbour in the storm of life

A steady presence of wisdom and compassion.

TooOldToBeAGroupie ,

True Teacher

I’ve been using meditation apps for a while and began to see positive effects in my life, I decided a wanted to learn more and came across Tara Brach, I’m listening to these at night before bed and dip in to the meditations when I can during the day. Such a beautiful soul and a serene calming voice. The teachings are really helping me find my way to being less reactive and more present. A long way to go but it’s all a work in progress

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