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 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.
Meditation: Embodying Loving Awareness
Love is often abstract, and not fully alive. In this practice, with the supportive image and felt sense of a smile, we are guided to awaken loving in our body, mind and whole being.
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I have spent most of my life not feeling at home in myself. I only realized in my 40s that this is why I never feel at peace. I have seen an excellent therapist for years, but Tara’s meditations and talks have been what helps me get closest to feeling at home within myself. The RAIN practice has been very helpful over the years. When Tara talks about “thousands of rounds” of RAIN practice in her own life, I understand and feel less alone.
I echo the sentiments of so many others when I say: Thank you, Tara. You have been a gift in my life for which I am so grateful.
Thank you for your peace and compassion, loving voice and presence, and all your sharing and teachings that just seeps into the cracks of my self-imprisoning life, shining a glimmer of light into the dark cave of my heart. Thank you for every word you speak.
Always Helpful.soothing and timely messages. I am grateful.
Sometimes I resist listening to this podcast. I don’t know why, because afterwards, I feel better. It’s a strange phenomena. The meditation following the messages always leave me or find me feeling better.