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.
Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath
This guided practice has a short period of relaxing the body, and establishes the breath as a home base for attention. We practice arriving again and again, deepening the pathway of homecoming. The meditation ends with lovingkindness for ourselves and our world.
Radical Self-Honesty: The Joy of Getting Real
Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt, resisted parts of our psyche. This talk explores ways we can deepen self-honesty and reconnect to a wholeness of being that enables us to live with spontaneity, confidence, wisdom and love.
A quote by Elizabeth Lessor from the talk: “My prayer to god every day: Remove the veils so I might see what is really happening here and not be intoxicated by my stories and my fears.”
Meditation: Relaxing into Living Presence
This meditation guides us to awaken to sensation using the image of a smile and scanning through the body. We then open to sound and to the entire changing flow of experience. When we connect with the changing flow of sensations, feelings and sounds, we also discover the formless awareness that is our Source… and home. We end with a prayer that includes our own being and all beings.
Part 2 - Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World
While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These two talks explore the ways we habitually deny or resist reality, and the three interrelated pathways—refuge in the present moment, love and awareness—that liberate us.
Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence
When we are stressed, our body and mind contract, and energetically we resist the life in the present moment. This meditation helps de-condition the stress reaction by guiding us to relax open from thoughts, relax physical tension, and gently relax back over and over into living presence.
Transforming Two Fears - FOF and FOMO
There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential - fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with mindful presence, and discover within them the essence energies of loving awareness and full aliveness.
Tara is such a beautiful and profoundly generous and inspiring soul who is a constant source of comfort and joy during these turbulent times. There are not enough stars here to rate her!
Changed my life
Tara’s teachings have been a blessing upon my life and really impacted the relationship I have with myself and the world. She is a wonderful storyteller and speaker; her teachings are simple, yet profound and beautifully blend psychology and spirituality. Her talks also come with a dose of humour and lightheartedness, which is always welcome with me :) Have been listening to her for many years and will continue to do so for many more. Thank you.
Mental health life saver
I started meditating First to try and manage the stress relating to the COVID pandemic. Now it’s a staple in my life. Weekly, aiming for daily practice. It has revolutionised my reflection and helps me in times of stress. I learnt the other day that stress cannot be avoided this is true but the affects of cumulative stress can be. I particularly like Tara Brach, I’m not so sure why. Tried others but keep coming back here.