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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 • 9.4K 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.

    Spiritual Reparenting: Loving Ourselves into Healing

    Spiritual Reparenting: Loving Ourselves into Healing

    Mindfulness and compassion, when brought to our wounded heart, have the capacity to rewire our brain and free our spirit. This talk explores the ways we get trapped in the trance of feeling unworthy and unlovable, and how, with a wise attention, we can profoundly transform our relationship with our inner life. NOTE: this talk was given at the 5-day "The Undivided Heart" residential retreat on 2024-04-09.

    • 57 min
    Meditation: Inner Refuge of Calm

    Meditation: Inner Refuge of Calm

    In times of stress, it’s crucial that we have pathways to quiet our minds, relax our bodies and rest in a calm, steady presence. This meditation guides us in using the breath, body scan, and a home base of presence to find that inner refuge that can carry us through difficult times.

    • 20 min
    The Sacred Art of Listening

    The Sacred Art of Listening

    Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships. This talk explores how our wants and fears block listening, ways we can deepen our capacity for listening, and the healing that unfolds when we truly feel heard by another.  What happens when you’re really listening?

    • 53 min
    Meditation: Listening to Life

    Meditation: Listening to Life

    The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how we can listen to sounds, listen to and feel sensations, and then relax back into the ocean of awareness that includes and perceives the changing waves. In this relaxing back, we realize the peace and freedom of inhabiting our wholeness and essence.
    You might ask, "Is it possible to let go just a little more right now?" Include what arises, sounds, whatever reactions to the sounds, sensations in the body. Let life live through you, resting in that wakefulness, openness, silence that's listening.

    • 18 min
    Relating Wisely to our Inner Life: Tara and Lee C Camp

    Relating Wisely to our Inner Life: Tara and Lee C Camp

    In this conversation, recorded for the acclaimed podcast, No Small Endeavor, award winning theologian Lee C. Camp interviews Tara about radically accepting and loving our being, just as we are. The conversation includes an unpacking of the RAIN meditation, and stories of navigating difficulty from Tara’s life.
    No Small Endeavor, produced by Great Feeling Studios and PRX, brings you thoughtful conversations with artists, theologians and philosophers about what it means to live a good life. You can find the No Small Endeavor Podcast on your favorite podcast app or listen to more episodes here: https://link.chtbl.com/LN08h4po?sid=TaraBrach

    • 1 hr 6 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.
    It's so helpful to say, "What's happening inside me right now?" Then, “Can I meet this with kindness, with a present heart?"

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.4K Ratings

9.4K Ratings

ATXPodcastAddict ,

This podcast is medicine

Thanks bringing me so much calm contemplation. Some of these episodes have been crucial to turning something sticky around for me. I recommend this podcast to lots of folks seeking meditations.

MindfulMango ,

Lifeline

I have been listening for going on 3 years now, going all the way back to the beginning episodes, finding salve for my wounds. Thank you ❤️❤️‍🩹

nursecoopy ,

Changing me

The most recent episode (April 2024) with Lee Camp was a great discussion. So much good impactful foundational stuff here that I needed to revisit and learn once again. A really wonderful conversation and so very helpful for me to hear professionals examine their own lives and struggles.

I have been listening to Tara Brach since about 2017 when we adopted our son and I started a new job. Life was crazy and listening to this podcast has helped put life in perspective. I can say this has changed me and continues to ground me. Tara is easy to understand, tells relevant and funny stories, and has the gift of vulnerability. Not many I have listened to capture all of these qualities. Thank you Tara for changing my life- my spouse thanks you ☺️

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