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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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    • Buddhism
    • 4.8 • 6.2K 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.

    Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 2

    Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 2

    In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding—to ourselves, each other and our world-- with courageous, wise hearts.

    • 55 min
    Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence

    Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence

    Our thoughts keep us removed from this living world. This guided practice invites us to open and relax with the moment to moment experience of our senses. It includes a poem by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, “Whereever you are, Find a Trail.”

    • 12 min
    Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 1

    Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 1

    In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding - to ourselves, each other and our world - with courageous, wise hearts.

    • 44 min
    Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence

    Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence

    Only in silence and presence do we realign with what matters to our hearts. This simple practice of arriving in an embodied awareness supports us in touching the grounds of true transformation and healing. It closes with a powerful poem by Gunilla Norris, “Sharing Silence.”

    • 19 min
    The Three Refuges - Gateways to Awakening

    The Three Refuges - Gateways to Awakening

    We all seek refuge, a sense of safety or homecoming amidst the uncertainties of life. Our way of finding refuge can either imprison or free us. This talk explores the false refuges that entrap us in feeling separate and endangered, and the refuges of Awareness (Buddha,) Truth (Dharma) and Love (Sangha) that reveal our true nature. This evening gathering includes a ceremony with candles, reflection and music.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Meditation: A Present Heart

    Meditation: A Present Heart

    One translation of mindfulness, in Chinese, is “present heart.” In this guided meditation we begin by awakening through the body and the senses, and then open the attention to the changing flow of experience. The intention is to meet whatever arises with a wakeful and kind presence.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Cubby1951 ,

5 stars of hope, faith and love

My favorite podcast. Tara’s meditations are so part of my evening of reprieve and relaxation. ..and Tara talks always bring me back to my center and my remembrance of what is so important in my life and how I want to receive the world around me. Thank you Tara.

“Repairing the Heart” podcast was so powerful. I listen to Tara’s podcast/mediations every morning instead of watching the news...and I so look forward to the reflective and quite time. What a great uplifting way to start my day. Thank you Tara

Coach 542 ,

Thank you

Tara Brach has awesome meditations that help me help myself.... incredible sharing.... Thank you Tara!❤️

JazzFish(yeah thats right) ,

Very good!

As someone new to meditation and Buddhism, this podcast has been very approachable. At the same time, it’s very in depth and nuanced, and I think about it for days afterwards. The talks are always very timely, and help me process world events. I listen to every episode when it comes out, and I have found much more peace and calm in my life. I highly recommend!

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