300 episodes

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, 5.2K 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.

    The Heart Crosses the Abyss - Three Inner Trainings (2020-07-08)

    The Heart Crosses the Abyss - Three Inner Trainings (2020-07-08)

    In the moments when we either resist or get possessed by our strong emotions, we are in a trance, and cut off from openhearted awareness. This talk explores the truth that “it’s not what’s happening, it’s how we’re relating.” We look at three key trainings that help us relate to difficult emotions with a wise and compassionate presence.

    • 49 min
    Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness (2020-07-08)

    Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness (2020-07-08)

    This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: to open to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with tenderness and love.

    • 18 min
    Shame, Healing and Transformation (2020-07-01)

    Shame, Healing and Transformation (2020-07-01)

    Being at war with ourselves blocks us from evolving our consciousness and living from our hearts. This talk distinguishes between toxic and healthy shame, as well as shame about our individual self and our group identity. We explore how, with self-compassion and courageous honesty, we can respond to negative, painful feelings about ourselves in a way that serves awakening and alignment with our deepest values.

    • 48 min
    Meditation: Calling on Our Inner Bodhisattva (2020-07-01)

    Meditation: Calling on Our Inner Bodhisattva (2020-07-01)

    We each have within us the very source of wisdom and love. This meditation calls forward that essence, our awakening heart, so we can seek guidance and nurturing for the parts of us that need a healing attention. 

    • 21 min
    Spiritual Hope (2020-06-24)

    Spiritual Hope (2020-06-24)

    Spiritual hope opens us to possibility and energizes us to manifest our potential for love and wisdom. In contrast to attachment or egoic hope, which is the grasping for what will benefit a separate self, spiritual hope arises from trust in the openhearted awareness (bodhichitta) that is always and already within us. This talk explores how, as individuals and as a society, we can nourish spiritual hope, and create the grounds for healing and radical transformation.

    • 52 min
    Meditation: Body and Spirit (2020-06-24)

    Meditation: Body and Spirit (2020-06-24)

    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 from Mary Oliver.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

Lisamaddy ,

Saved my life

Through all that has been happening this year I have been alone and scared. Me Brach has been a light in a time of trouble, a salve for a broken heart and a hand to hold in hope.

sevendayz1818 ,

Meditations

I understand it’s a guided meditation; however, she’s way to chatty and doesn’t give enough time for silence and concentration. Some episodes I like, but the later ones have become too distracting and annoying to follow.

Jason122195 ,

A needed voice for our time

Having lived in the DC area for many years, I had the privilege to attend the IMCW Sangha for many years and attended several of Tara’s retreats. I simply didn’t know how good I had it until I moved away. Now, being on the west coast, these podcasts are such a sustaining force for me. Tara is such a gift and I encourage anyone interested in a spiritual life to listen with care.

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