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.
Fierce Self-Compassion - A conversation - Tara Brach & Kristin Neff
Kristin Neff is a pioneer in self-compassion research and a leader in bringing practices of self-compassion alive in our world. This conversation is on her latest book, Fierce Self-Compassion, which helps women awaken both receptive and active dimensions of compassion - tenderness and fierceness.
Meditation: The Heartspace Where All is Welcome
This meditation scans through the body, and awakens attention to the open, inclusive awareness that all life arises in. We then explore experiencing that openness in the region of the heart, saying yes to life and including whatever is here with unconditional presence.
Trusting the Gold - Uncovering Your Natural Goodness
The essence of the spiritual path is realizing, trusting and living from our natural awareness and love. This talk explores the two key pathways that help us awaken from the trance of identifying as a limited, separate self. It includes several guided meditations and a period of questions and response.
Meditation: The Presence Beyond Thoughts
We spend many life moments in a trance of thinking. This meditation awakens the senses through a body scan, and attention to sound. We then rest in the presence that can come alive in the gap between thoughts—the presence that is our true home.
Meditation: Blessings of Love
A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. The image of receiving a kiss on the brow, and offering one, is suggested as a powerful channel for the blessings that awaken our heart.
Part 2 - Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit
All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and the practices and teachings that guide us on the path.
Love Tara’s insights, practicality, manner & wisdom. She’s helped me to improve my thinking, feeling & life. Lots of love
One of my favorite podcast!
Thanks Tara for your sharing. You open my mind under so many aspect. I feel lighter, I feel more in peace and I’m back to love myself and others, to be compassionate to myself and others. You are unique! Really thanks ❤️
I find these pod casts informative and instructive in how to live my life authentically. But mostly I find them so soothing and comforting. Thank you.