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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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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.

    Part 1: Embodied Presence - Planting our Roots in the Universe (2020-01-22)

    Part 1: Embodied Presence - Planting our Roots in the Universe (2020-01-22)

    In describing our human predicament and dis-ease, DH Lawrence says we are like a great tree with our roots in the air. We need to replant ourselves—in our bodies, hearts and spirit. These two talks are guides to replanting ourselves. In Part 1, we explore how we are so often dissociated from the life of our body, and the pathways home. Part 2 looks at the challenges of pain, fear and trauma, and how we can gradually and skillfully reconnect with a wholeness of being.

    • 47 min
    Meditation: Portal to Sacred Presence (2020-01-22)

    Meditation: Portal to Sacred Presence (2020-01-22)

    This meditation includes a full body scan, and then opens the senses to all experience, allowing life to be just as it is. Awakening to the life of our body reveals the mysterious formless presence that is our source. We close with a poem from Danna Faulds, Trusting Prana.

    • 22 min
    Shifting From Limbic to Liberating Intention (2020-01-15)

    Shifting From Limbic to Liberating Intention (2020-01-15)

    Becoming conscious of our intentions is the first step to truly aligning our life with our heart. This talk explores identifying when we are being driven by grasping and fear, and ways we can bring compassion to unmet needs and discover the deeper longing - the liberating intention - that guides us to freedom.

    • 48 min
    Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath (2020-01-15)

    Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath (2020-01-15)

    This guided practice has a short period of relaxing the body, and establishes the breath as a home base for attention. We practice arriving again and again, deepening the pathway of homecoming. The meditation ends with lovingkindness for ourselves and our world.

    • 20 min
    The Three Refuges - Gateways to Belonging and Freedom (2020-01-08)

    The Three Refuges - Gateways to Belonging and Freedom (2020-01-08)

    We all need ways to guide our attention that allow us to find wisdom, love and freedom in the midst of our lives. This talk reviews three archetypal gateways—Buddha/awareness, Dharma/truth, and Sangha/loving community. Through teachings, guided meditations and a traditional refuge ritual, we engage together in bringing alive these pathways to healing and peace. (Note: Includes Refuges string tying ceremony and chanting the Refuges at end)

    • 55 min
    Meditation: Relaxed and Awake (2020-01-08)

    Meditation: Relaxed and Awake (2020-01-08)

    This guided meditation helps us find ease and wakefulness in our body and mind. With the breath as our home base, we offer a gentle and full attention to the changing waves. We close with a beautiful poem, “Walk Slowly,” by Danna Faulds.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

stanleyrivers ,

Tara Brach brings me so much peace

I have loved this podcast. I am a mother of 6, a yogi, a farmer....basically overwhelmed. I have found so much peace and comfort from Tara’s podcast. I have read her book Radical Acceptance, and am about to read Radical Compassion.
The insight I received during reading Radical Acceptance has given me new perspective on life. My marriage of twenty years was falling apart, but with the meditation and listening and acceptance skills we are practicing, things are turning around. I am very grateful. If you open your heart to Tara’s teaching you will be better for it.

Thos CJP ,

Whenever I Have Trouble Sleeping

Whenever I Have Trouble Sleeping I listen to one of Tara’s podcasts. It almost always puts me back to sleep. And when it doesn’t I feel rested/recentered to the point that the lack of sleep was replaced by peacefulness .

bethany.mccorkle ,

One of the most inspiring!

As a dedicated teacher and student of the yoga practice,Tara’s podcast is one of the most inspiring I have come across yet! She is incredibly insightful and gifted at sharing her soul through this platform. With deep gratitude, thank you.

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