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.
Meditation: Suffering and Compassion
This brief meditation is a version of the Tibetan Tonglen practice: With the support of the breath we allow ourselves to open to the realness of suffering, and then offer it into a boundless heartspace…a shared and compassionate awareness.
Healing Racialized Trauma: A Conversation with Resmaa Menakem and Tara Brach
The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Resmaa Menakem speaks in a compelling way how this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white body supremacy, and create a truly anti-racist culture. This conversation includes a powerful and provocative guided reflection.
Meditation: Letting Life Live Through You
We unconsciously tense against the energetic life of the present moment. This meditation guides us in relaxing and opening to the full aliveness and awareness that animates our being.
Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)
Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely intertwined with how we relate to change and loss. These two talks are an invitation to look honestly, and without judgment, at the ways we resist facing our fears and grieving our losses. We then explore how to bring mindfulness and compassion to processing what we’ve resisted, and opening to the timeless love that is our true nature.
Meditation: Listening to Our Heart
True listening arouses an open receptive presence that can be truly healing. This meditation awakens a listening presence; first bringing that receptive awareness to sensations and sounds, and then offering that presence to the tenderness and vulnerability of our heart.
Meditation: Uprooting Limiting Beliefs with RAIN
This short reflection guides us in using RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture) when we discover we are caught in a limiting belief. Who would you be if you didn’t believe there was something wrong with you? (an excerpt from the full talk, Freedom from the Prison of Limiting Beliefs, given on 2020-09-23)
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What a relief
This podcast has brought such a sense of relief to me. I am so thankful for people like Tara who are sharing their knowledge for those of us who are suffering.
Tara speaks directly to my soul. I am overwhelmed with emotions and filled to the brim with love of myself and this world whenever I tune into the truths that she so wonderfully guides us in accessing. My emotional intelligence and capacity for compassion have blossomed as I continue to listen to this podcast. The way in which she elucidates these truths — gently parcelling out key premises, continually returning to these premises through different means of approach, and supplementing these truths with beautiful anecdotes — is mesmerizing. So much love for this podcast 💜
One of the best podcasts out there in the mindfulness world
Let openness and healing RAIN down upon us