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.
Authentic Thanks Giving
How do we awaken our natural capacities for gratitude and generosity? This talk explores the pathways of honest presence and purposeful cultivation, and offers several reflections that guide us in contacting and expressing our love (a favorite Thanksgiving talk from the archives).
Meditation: Yes to Life
After relaxing our bodies and quieting our minds, this meditation guides us to open to the changing experience of being alive. We ask ourselves two questions: “What is Happening Inside me?” and “Can I be with this?” By learning to bring an unconditional presence and an accepting Yes to our lives, we begin to touch openheartedness and freedom.
The Stories that Empower Us: A Conversation between Tara Brach and Elizabeth Lesser
Whether we know it or not, our daily lives take direction from myths and tales that are hundreds, even thousands of years old. During their time together, Tara and Elizabeth will speak about how these origin tales have shaped our psyches and perpetuated the violence and suffering that marks our world. They will then explore how we can create fresh stories that guide our collective awakening to peace, compassion and healing.engaging new book, “Cassandra Speaks."
Meditation: The “Do No Harm and Take No S***” Practice, by Guest Elizabeth Lesser
This practice-based on an ancient Buddhist meditation - bears the name of needlepoint I found in my sister's office after she died. She was a nurse, and as such had taken the oath all medical practitioners take: to do no harm. The meditation is a training in both, being kind and being strong are not mutually exclusive. Doing no harm and taking no s*** is not an either/or choice. It’s the marriage of the two that will make a difference in your life and will change the story in the world.
“Play a Greater Part” – Bodhisattva for Our Times
During scary and uncertain times, the habitual reflex is to try to find ground by creating stories about what’s happening and hardening into us-them blame. This only perpetuates the aggression and violence that is so prevalent in our societies. This talk is a reflection on how we as awakening bodhisattvas can evolve our consciousness in a way that serves authentic societal healing and transformation (a favorite from the archives).
Meditation: Vipassana – Opening Our Hearts to Life as It Is (2020-11-11)
This meditation awakens the senses with a mindful scanning of the body, establishes an anchor for presence, and invites us to arrive again and again, deepening the pathway home. When difficult or intense experience arises, the practice is to learn to open to what is here with a clear, allowing and kind attention (a favorite from the archives).
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Amazing foundation this summer.. into now! appreciate the insights and deep awareness! She has a pulse of what’s actually useful’.I’ve learned.. a lot of tools.My spiritual journey is boundless and open, this part of my new growth.... I’ve been chasing this path for years... divinity Rocks!✌️Helen G. In Medford nj
Compassion renewing port in the Storm
So deeply grateful for you, Tara, and how you have been a steady source of comfort, grounding and a pathway towards Source thru out this experience of the Pandemic and chaotic energies in the U.S. and world this past year and the process around the U.S elections. Life-changing gift!!! So so grateful!!!!
So read Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN. Loved it. These podcasts are really helping with following through with the practice.
Om mani padme hum
Om tare tuttare ture soha