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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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 8.4K Ratings

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.

    A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

    A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

    A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart - Gratitude is like breathing in – letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in others and in our world. Generosity is like breathing out – sensing our mutual belonging and offering our care. When we are awake and whole, breathing in and out happens naturally. But these beautiful expressions of our heart become blocked when we are dominated by the fear and grasping of our survival brain. This talk explores how we can facilitate the evolution of consciousness with the deliberate cultivation of generosity, and ends with a guided meditation on gratitude and generosity.

    • 51 min
    Meditation: Touching Peace

    Meditation: Touching Peace

    Meditation: Touching Peace - This guided meditation offers a pathway to quieting our mind and calming anxiety. We begin with long deep breathing, and with the breath, engage the image of a smile and relax through the body. Then we practice resting in relaxed awareness, allowing waves of thoughts, feelings and sensations to come and go. The meditation ends with a beautiful verse from poet Philip Booth.

    • 21 min
    The Calling of These Times - Part 2

    The Calling of These Times - Part 2

    The Calling of These Times - Part 2 - The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of heart and awareness to awake through all circumstances. What does that look like in the midst of our current global crises? These two talks explore what these times are drawing forward in us individually and collectively, and how we can live true to the full wisdom and love of our beings.

    • 49 min
    Meditation: Calling on Your Awakened Heart

    Meditation: Calling on Your Awakened Heart

    Meditation: Calling on Your Awakened Heart - In the midst of difficulty we need access to our deepest wisdom and love. This guided meditation calls forth this loving presence by opening to the heart and spirit of whatever being in our life we most experience as calm, wise and compassionate.

    • 23 min
    The Calling of These Times - Part 1

    The Calling of These Times - Part 1

    The Calling of These Times - Part 1 - The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of heart and awareness to awake through all circumstances. What does that look like in the midst of our current global crises? These two talks explore what these times are drawing forward in us individually and collectively, and how we can live true to the full wisdom and love of our beings.

    • 45 min
    Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves

    Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves

    Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves - We can’t truly open to the waves of life unless we recognize our Oceanness, the formless awareness that is our source. This meditation begins with awakening the senses and then invites us to discover the spacious presence in the background of all experience (from the 2018 IMCW New Year’s Retreat). It’s especially enjoyed when the mind is a bit quieter.
    You might reflect on these words from the Tibetan tradition:
    Utterly awake, senses wide open.
    Utterly open, non-fixating awareness.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

805 MM ,

Hope via Love in action

November 9, 2022 podcast, love in action, love and awareness, transcending political disharmony.
Thank you Tara, for talking about Edith Eger,, Victor Frankel, Martin Luther King, Margaret Mead, Ticht Nhat Hanh, and others.

This is the message that the world needs to hear, that we can have hope and love and bring the world to a higher awareness, transcending petty political perceived differences.

This resonates with the reason that when I am awakened around 3:33 AM nearly every morning,
I send out peace love and healing to our world and the universe.
We need more positivity and unity.
Less polarization.

As a student of stoicism, Buddhism, I am optimistic that this world can and will be better.Thank you again Tara .
Momento Mori, Amor fati

cherimoyalover ,

Only for liberals

I use to align with the self indulging superior liberal mindset and thus enjoyed this bias from Tara. Since waking up it’s become unbearable to listen to.

What if everything you believe to be true is not only untrue but the source of your suffering and the planet?

Amanda24TN ,

Reminding me

Thanks for reminding me of who I Am and who I can b for others. Amanda R Franklin TN

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