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Tara Brach

Tara Brach

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Tara Brach
Tara Brach

Tara Brach

Tara Brach

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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.

Latest Episodes

Part 2 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much suffering in our world? This second talk extends the use of these practices to situations where we’ve locked into external “bad othering.” These times need our deepened dedication to love: By intentionally arousing compassion for ourselves and others, we directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.

45 MIN2 days ago
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Part 2 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

Meditation: Everything Belongs

This guided meditation awakens an embodied presence through a body scan, and invites us to rest in the breath, while allowing the different waves of sensations, feelings and sounds to come and go. When difficult experiences arise, we breathe with them, feeling them fully and mentally whispering, “this belongs,” or “this too." By not resisting, we discover the sea of awareness that has room for all the waves.

20 MIN3 days ago
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Meditation: Everything Belongs

Part 1 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

Two talks address: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much suffering in our world? Part 1 looks at how we can use the practices of mindfulness and compassion to decondition our habits of self-blame and self-hatred, and the importance of helping each other defuse the trance of unworthiness. We need our deepened dedication to love: By intentionally arousing compassion for ourselves and others, we directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.

51 MIN1 weeks ago
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Part 1 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

Meditation: Cultivating a Kind Attention

Using the image and felt sense of a smile, we scan through the body, and awaken a sense of aliveness, presence and tenderness. The practice then extends to mindfully include all sounds, sensations, and feelings; and when difficult experience arises, to intentionally offer care. We close with an offering of loving kindness to our own being, to others who are suffering and to all life everywhere.

18 MIN1 weeks ago
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Meditation: Cultivating a Kind Attention

Longing to Belong

Spiritual practice reveals our belonging through bringing presence to three gateways: the aliveness of the present moment, loving relatedness, and the openness and lucidity of awareness itself. This talk includes guided meditations in exploring each gateway. It ends with the community chanting of Om, a mantra of connectedness - an expression of belonging.

54 MIN2 weeks ago
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Longing to Belong

Vipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: from Day 4 on Retreat

Vipassana, also known as insight meditation, is training in bringing a clear mindful attention to our moment to moment experience. We begin by relaxing through the body and then resting attention with the breath – or some other sensory anchor – and allowing the mind to settle. Then we open to whatever is predominant or calling our attention – sensations, emotions, sounds – meeting each arising experience with a clear, kind attention.

29 MIN2 weeks ago
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Vipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: from Day 4 on Retreat

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone injustice) and the practices that create the grounds for surrender, emotional healing, transformational activism and spiritual freedom.

48 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Meditation: Letting go (2019-07-24)

One way of understanding meditation is a letting go of the habitual clenching of thoughts, the clenching that resists emotions and pulls away from aliveness itself. This meditation guides us in letting go, first through the body, and then practicing letting go of thoughts and relaxing and resting in the changing flow of experience. The blessing of letting go is a homecoming into the truth and wholeness of what we are, a realization of reality, and freedom.

20 MIN3 weeks ago
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Meditation: Letting go (2019-07-24)

Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can possess us. This talk explores how to relax open the grip of wanting and heal the suffering of addiction. You will learn how to bring mindfulness and compassion to the roots of desire, and be carried home to open loving presence. “Recovery is also about spirit – about dealing with that ‘hole in the soul’ … so how does this hole get filled and become holy space?”

56 MINJUL 20
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Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Meditation: Vipassana – Opening Our Hearts to Life as It Is

This meditation awakens the senses with a mindful scanning of the body, establishes an anchor for presence, and invites us to arrive again and again, deepening the pathway home. When difficult or intense experience arises, the practice is to learn to open to what is here with a clear, allowing and kind attention.

20 MINJUL 19
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Meditation: Vipassana – Opening Our Hearts to Life as It Is

Latest Episodes

Part 2 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much suffering in our world? This second talk extends the use of these practices to situations where we’ve locked into external “bad othering.” These times need our deepened dedication to love: By intentionally arousing compassion for ourselves and others, we directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.

45 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Part 2 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

Meditation: Everything Belongs

This guided meditation awakens an embodied presence through a body scan, and invites us to rest in the breath, while allowing the different waves of sensations, feelings and sounds to come and go. When difficult experiences arise, we breathe with them, feeling them fully and mentally whispering, “this belongs,” or “this too." By not resisting, we discover the sea of awareness that has room for all the waves.

20 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Meditation: Everything Belongs

Part 1 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

Two talks address: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much suffering in our world? Part 1 looks at how we can use the practices of mindfulness and compassion to decondition our habits of self-blame and self-hatred, and the importance of helping each other defuse the trance of unworthiness. We need our deepened dedication to love: By intentionally arousing compassion for ourselves and others, we directly contribute to the evolution of consciousness in our world.

51 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Part 1 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"

Meditation: Cultivating a Kind Attention

Using the image and felt sense of a smile, we scan through the body, and awaken a sense of aliveness, presence and tenderness. The practice then extends to mindfully include all sounds, sensations, and feelings; and when difficult experience arises, to intentionally offer care. We close with an offering of loving kindness to our own being, to others who are suffering and to all life everywhere.

18 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Meditation: Cultivating a Kind Attention

Longing to Belong

Spiritual practice reveals our belonging through bringing presence to three gateways: the aliveness of the present moment, loving relatedness, and the openness and lucidity of awareness itself. This talk includes guided meditations in exploring each gateway. It ends with the community chanting of Om, a mantra of connectedness - an expression of belonging.

54 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Longing to Belong

Vipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: from Day 4 on Retreat

Vipassana, also known as insight meditation, is training in bringing a clear mindful attention to our moment to moment experience. We begin by relaxing through the body and then resting attention with the breath – or some other sensory anchor – and allowing the mind to settle. Then we open to whatever is predominant or calling our attention – sensations, emotions, sounds – meeting each arising experience with a clear, kind attention.

29 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Vipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: from Day 4 on Retreat

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone injustice) and the practices that create the grounds for surrender, emotional healing, transformational activism and spiritual freedom.

48 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Meditation: Letting go (2019-07-24)

One way of understanding meditation is a letting go of the habitual clenching of thoughts, the clenching that resists emotions and pulls away from aliveness itself. This meditation guides us in letting go, first through the body, and then practicing letting go of thoughts and relaxing and resting in the changing flow of experience. The blessing of letting go is a homecoming into the truth and wholeness of what we are, a realization of reality, and freedom.

20 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Meditation: Letting go (2019-07-24)

Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can possess us. This talk explores how to relax open the grip of wanting and heal the suffering of addiction. You will learn how to bring mindfulness and compassion to the roots of desire, and be carried home to open loving presence. “Recovery is also about spirit – about dealing with that ‘hole in the soul’ … so how does this hole get filled and become holy space?”

56 MINJUL 20
Comments
Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Meditation: Vipassana – Opening Our Hearts to Life as It Is

This meditation awakens the senses with a mindful scanning of the body, establishes an anchor for presence, and invites us to arrive again and again, deepening the pathway home. When difficult or intense experience arises, the practice is to learn to open to what is here with a clear, allowing and kind attention.

20 MINJUL 19
Comments
Meditation: Vipassana – Opening Our Hearts to Life as It Is

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