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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.

    Meditation: Healing Shame (2020-07-01)

    Meditation: Healing Shame (2020-07-01)

    This meditation brings the clarity and self-compassion of RAIN to the suffering of self-aversion and/or shame. It helps us see the conditioning that shaped what we judge about ourselves, and helps us remember who we are beyond our habitual and painful self-narrative. This helps us to look with fresh eyes at our conditioning, and align our life more fully with our awakening heart.

    • 13 min
    The Heart Crosses the Abyss - Three Inner Trainings (2020-07-08)

    The Heart Crosses the Abyss - Three Inner Trainings (2020-07-08)

    In the moments when we either resist or get possessed by our strong emotions, we are in a trance, and cut off from openhearted awareness. This talk explores the truth that “it’s not what’s happening, it’s how we’re relating.” We look at three key trainings that help us relate to difficult emotions with a wise and compassionate presence.

    • 49 min
    Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness (2020-07-08)

    Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness (2020-07-08)

    This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: to open 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.

    • 18 min
    Shame, Healing and Transformation (2020-07-01)

    Shame, Healing and Transformation (2020-07-01)

    Being at war with ourselves blocks us from evolving our consciousness and living from our hearts. This talk distinguishes between toxic and healthy shame, as well as shame about our individual self and our group identity. We explore how, with self-compassion and courageous honesty, we can respond to negative, painful feelings about ourselves in a way that serves awakening and alignment with our deepest values.

    • 48 min
    Meditation: Calling on Our Inner Bodhisattva (2020-07-01)

    Meditation: Calling on Our Inner Bodhisattva (2020-07-01)

    We each have within us the very source of wisdom and love. This meditation calls forward that essence, our awakening heart, so we can seek guidance and nurturing for the parts of us that need a healing attention. 

    • 21 min
    Spiritual Hope (2020-06-24)

    Spiritual Hope (2020-06-24)

    Spiritual hope opens us to possibility and energizes us to manifest our potential for love and wisdom. In contrast to attachment or egoic hope, which is the grasping for what will benefit a separate self, spiritual hope arises from trust in the openhearted awareness (bodhichitta) that is always and already within us. This talk explores how, as individuals and as a society, we can nourish spiritual hope, and create the grounds for healing and radical transformation.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Mel R NZ ,

Nurturing

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.

WinkNZ ,

Self compassion is key

I’ve recently discovered these podcasts - and they’re incredible! Tara Brach is brilliant for gently teaching and guiding listeners towards self compassion, greater kindness and love. I find her very soothing to listen to. In a time of personal suffering her meditations and podcasts have been very useful to bring me out of a dark place of pain towards a lighter, freer feeling in life.

wildbones nz ,

I love Tara Brach

Tara Brachs teachings combine wisdom and insight with such gentle loving kindness and humor. This makes her work a balm in times of difficulty, offering a means for navigating life's challenges in a way that is compassionate towards ourselves. Thank you

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