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37 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Brach. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Brach, often where they are interviewed.

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37 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Brach. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Brach, often where they are interviewed.

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Finding Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

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Tara Brach is an internationally known meditation teacher, psychologist and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion. Her popular weekly podcast is downloaded 3 million times a month. Along with Jack Kornfield, Tara leads the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) serving participants in over 50 countries.

This was by far one of the most touching and moving interviews I've done. It is clear that Tara embodies incredible presence, loving kindness and the qualities of the divine. 

There were so many beautiful words of wisdom here that I hope touch, move and inspire you as much as they did for me. I believe that self-kindness and ending the war with ourselves is one of the most important steps to waking up and changing our collective story to one of collaboration and community. Read on for Tara's brilliant nuggets of wisdom:

  1. When you're in a challenging time, as we all are now, Tara shared that it's important to start with "This is hard." It's real and raw and affirms what's going on. When we get stressed, we turn against ourselves and get into a 'trance of unworthiness'. We start to believe "It feels bad, so I'm bad." Being at war with ourselves is the biggest issue.
  2. Real transformation happens when we decide to be kind to ourselves. Let your intention be to be kind to yourself, and start there. You might say "Please, may I be kind."
  3. A practice Tara uses in her own life, especially during the pandemic, is to bookend her day. She starts the day with "Please, may I be open hearted, open to love and kind." In the evening she'll scan the day to see what happened. No matter what, be kind to yourself and don't get into blame or judgment. Tenderness with ourselves helps to decondition this negative inner voice.
  4. Whatever you practice becomes your practice. Set the intention to be present and loving.
  5. What really matters right now is waking up together, holding hands. We need to wake up out of separateness because we belong together as one energy and one spirit. 
  6. Meditation doesn't have to just be sitting down, it can be you taking a walk in nature, singing, yoga or lying on your back feeling into your body. Tara shared a great piece of fun advice, "put your tush on the cushion and no judgement."

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Sep 07 2020 · 41mins
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#89 - Tara Brach and Rilke on The Nature of Comparison and Acceptance

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Finally one day came a shifting-into-place, an awakening: not “right” compared to what? Oh, my word, I’d been trying to make canned Pillsbury biscuits! Then came an exquisite moment of actually tasting my biscuits without comparing them to some (previously hidden) standard. They were wheaty, flaky, buttery, “sunny, earthy, real” (as Rilke’s sonnet proclaims). They were incomparably alive, present, vibrant—in fact much more satisfying than any memory. These occasions can be so stunning, so liberating, these moments when you realize your life is just fine as it is, thank you. Only the insidious comparison to a beautifully prepared, beautifully packaged product made it seem insufficient. Trying to produce a biscuit—a life—with no dirty bowls, no messy feelings, no depression, no anger was so frustrating. Then savoring, actually tasting the present moment of experience—how much more complex and multifaceted. How unfathomable . — Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance

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Aug 26 2020 ·
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How to Practice Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

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This week Kirsten talks with the incredible Tara Brach about  how to love yourself into healing with meditation.⁠ ⁠ ⁠If you ever feel that you're falling short⁠, you need to be fixed⁠ ⁠or you're missing out on life⁠ you need to hear from Tara. ⁠She explains in this episode how to let go of the trance of unworthiness and she shares key insights from her most recent book, "Radical Compassion," which is a roadmap for learning to care for yourself.

Dr. Tara Brach is a clinical psychologist, meditation expert, teacher, and best selling author. Tara is a guiding teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. Additionally, her weekly meditation podcast is downloaded by 2.5 million people a month.

Apr 23 2020 · 45mins
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TS 089 – Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

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Have you ever had a desire to “fix” yourself and then this backfires on you? Although the intentions are good, sometimes wanting to change or “fix” how we are, might be thwarting our natural being and who we truly are at our core. Today, we’re speaking with Ph.D., psychologist, author, teacher and my friend Tara Brach to help loosen the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs that separate us from our naturalness.

Tara explains, as we develop, the layers of protection that we are constantly adding solidify, creating whom we think we’re supposed to be. Eventually, we are identified by who we’ve created with our protective layers, forgetting who is looking through behind the mask. But we can come back to our true goodness and with real conscious intention…we can wake up from the “trance of unworthiness”. You will truly be amazed with Tara’s simple, but life-changing meditation practice using the acronym RAIN, to bring presence and compassion to any moment of change or struggle and transform our pain and anger into love.

About Tara:
Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.

In addition to numerous articles, videos, and hundreds of recorded talks, Tara is the author of the book Radical Acceptance (2003) and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam, 2013). She has a son, Narayan, and lives in Great Falls, VA, with her husband, Jonathan Foust; their 2 dogs; and her mother, Nancy Brach.

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Apr 17 2020 · 42mins
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Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

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From the publisher: “One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heart.” Join Monica and I as we discuss this insight book.
Questions and comments may be sent to broadsbookandbooze@gmail.com
Theme music by Dee Yan-Kay
Apr 05 2020 · 51mins
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Ep. 333 – Awakening from the Grip of Fear with Tara Brach

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Tara Brach joins Mindrolling for a discussion around awakening from the grip of fear, RAIN-ing on blame and judgment, and breaking the trance of unworthiness.


Would you like to be part of the next generation of mindfulness meditation instructors? If so, we invite you to take a unique opportunity to study with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and become a certified instructor to guide others in their practice – The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program: A Two-Year Training Program for Teaching Awareness and Compassion-Based Practices

Mar 18 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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Opening to Our Inner Radiance with the RAIN process - Tara Brach, Ph.D. - ND3694

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The RAIN Process (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) reminds us to pause and reconnect with a wise and compassionate presence allowing us to align our lives with our hearts. It can assist us when we get lost in unconscious, mental, emotional reactivity, fear, and are living on “autopilot.” RAIN is a healing process available to us that opens us to our inner radiance.   Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of Insight Meditation Center of Washington, DC. and she produces a weekly podcast. She is the author of many books including Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your world with the Practice of RAIN (Viking 2019), Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (Bantam 2004) and True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam 2016) 
Interview Date: 1/24/2020    Tags: Tara Brach, RAIN Process, Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture, mindfulness, fear, shame, anger, somatic, allowing, Viktor Frankl, grasping, compassion, pushing away, frustration, beliefs, reactive trance, ocean of lovingkindness, Jarvis Masters, Ruby Sales, white privilege, Personal Transformation, Meditation
Mar 11 2020 ·
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Trusting Goodness - Tara Brach - PeakXP Edit (No Music)

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This mix is edited from a two part Tara Brach talk entitled "Trusting your basic goodness".

Original satsangs found here:
Part 1: 
https://www.tarabrach.com/part-1-trusting-your-basic-goodness-audio/
Part 2: 
https://www.tarabrach.com/trusting-basic-goodness-part-2/

Feb 28 2020 ·
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Tara Brach: Radical Compassion

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On this episode of the Wisdom Podcast, host Daniel Aitken speaks with Tara Brach, renowned meditation teacher, psychologist, and author of several bestselling books, including Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of R.A.I.N; True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart; and Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha. These books and others can be purchased through Tara’s website and on Amazon. Tara is known for her pioneering work integrating Western psychology with Eastern spiritual traditions. She is also the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.

In this moving discussion, Tara talks about her dedication to social activism and how it fueled her interest in meditation from a young age. She explains the tension she experienced after attending social activism rallies, which were often characterized by aggression and an “us/them” mentality, versus the peaceful, unified mind/body feeling she experienced while practicing yoga. Following a yoga class one evening, she realized, “this [peaceful feeling] was what I really cherished and needed… and also what the world really needed.” This pivotal moment catalyzed her shift from radical politics to radical inquiry into the nature of awareness and compassion, with a focus on the capacity of certain practices, like yoga and meditation, to be used as tools to solve the very issues social activists confront. 

Tara also recounts the experience of living in an ashram for twelve years, which laid the groundwork for several Buddhist meditation practices she would later discover, such as jhana practice, vipassana, and Dzogchen. Tara compares the benefits of each of these, and discusses how each has deeply informed the development of her own unique practices, especially those focused on self-compassion. She goes on to explain in detail the RAIN method of meditation, which she teaches and follows regularly.

Finally, Daniel and Tara discuss radical compassion and what it means for compassion to be an all-inclusive, active, and embodied expression in the world. Tara considers how we can shine a light of awareness on both our personal and political biases, and furthermore, how we might cultivate this aspiration despite millennia of conditioning.

Listeners can find additional resources and information related to the topics Tara covers, including Buddhist social activism and vipassana meditation, on Wisdom’s website.

The post Tara Brach: Radical Compassion appeared first on The Wisdom Experience.

Feb 21 2020 · 1hr 1min
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How to Love Yourself, With Tara Brach

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We’re learning how to practice true self-compassion this week with renowned psychotherapist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach. Tara is the author of Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN and her podcast receives over 1.5 million downloads per month.  In this episode, Tara breaks down the practice of RAIN and how it can help us curtail our self-criticism and increase our sense of worthiness.

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Jan 27 2020 · 30mins
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