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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 • 9.5K 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.

    Beloved Community

    Beloved Community

    Martin Luther King’s term, “Beloved Community,” points to our potential for living together with love, justice and respect. This talk explores the often hidden expressions of racism that fuel separation and violence, and pathways toward healing and freeing our collective hearts.
    NOTE: At the same time as the tragic killings in Charleston, SC, Tara’s Wednesday night class was reflecting on racism and the aspiration for Beloved Community. “May we awaken our hearts from the prison of separation; may we seek to end the daily violence, injustice and oppression faced by African Americans.”
    Transcript available here: “Beloved Community” – talk by Tara Brach
     

    • 55 min
    Meditation: Relaxing Open into Full Presence

    Meditation: Relaxing Open into Full Presence

    The pathway to presence does not involve efforts or striving. As you will find in this simple, gentle meditation, a vibrant and healing presence is possible as we wake up all our senses and intentionally relax with our changing experience. The gift is a true sense of homecoming, and with that openheartedness and peace.

    • 21 min
    Disarming Our Hearts - Part 2: Guidance from the Bodhisattva Path

    Disarming Our Hearts - Part 2: Guidance from the Bodhisattva Path

    • 50 min
    Meditation: Awareness is Our Home

    Meditation: Awareness is Our Home

    This guided practice helps us come into our senses through a body scan. We then rest in the awareness that is listening to and feeling the changing flow of experience. When the mind drifts, the return is a relaxing back to our senses, and to the sea of awareness that includes and experiences the waves of life.
    From the meditation closing:
    As part of closing this meditation, sensing whatever wish or blessing you’d like to offer to yourself right now. What would bring healing happiness your life? Widening that heart space to include someone who is dear to you. Sensing your appreciation for that person’s goodness. Offering your wish, your blessings to them. Sensing the heart as edgeless… boundless… open… including all of life everywhere.
    May all beings everywhere be filled with loving presence, held in loving presence.
    May all beings everywhere find great and natural peace.
    May all beings everywhere be happy, know the natural joy of being alive.
    May all beings everywhere awaken and be free.
    Namaste

    • 21 min
    Disarming Our Hearts - Part 1

    Disarming Our Hearts - Part 1

    If we realized how profoundly our chronic judgment creates separation and blocks the flow of love, we’d dedicate more deeply to disarming our hearts. Drawing on practices from the Bodhisattva path, these two talks explore the process of disarming—bridging divides with those close in, and opening our hearts to those at a distance who we consider a ‘bad other” or enemy. As we cultivate the capacity for true disarming, we experience a growing sense of belonging, Oneness and the freedom of an awakened heart.

    • 58 min
    Meditation: Body and Spirit

    Meditation: Body and Spirit

    As we relax and awaken through our physical body, we discover the formless dimension of awareness or spirit that permeates all of life. This meditation includes a poem, "the spirit likes to dress up," from Mary Oliver.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.5K Ratings

9.5K Ratings

Pablo "Cinco" ,

This is how I developed a consistent meditation practice!!!!

After years of sporadic meditation, I found this podcast and day after day I come and meditate with Tara! It’s been 3 years now and I wake up looking forward to my practice with her. She is even become a gentle caring voice in my head now. I am so blessed to have found her.

lllhhhppp ,

One of my favorites.

I love this podcast is so down to earth with relatable topics for everyone. The sacred Listening episode is so helpful talking about peoples struggle with focus and much more. We should all listen to this episode it would help to heal society. 💜

ProTipTrader ,

Tara’s Talents

Vulnerable, knowledgeable, relatable, communal, humble.

Tara builds on a foundation of practice that I find elicits feeling of belonging, while bringing topical examples and relevant conversation to her talks, resulting for me in a trusted resource and sanga in my pocket.

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