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How To Practice Radical Acceptance In All Areas Of Life with Tara Brach

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

How To Practice Radical Acceptance In All Areas Of Life | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, MitoPure, and Athletic GreensIt can be really scary to be alone with ourselves and our thoughts. The stories that keep us suffering can sometimes get louder than ever when we aren’t embracing distraction, and we usually try to push them away. But what can help break this pattern is to stop being at war with the moment, just letting our feelings be without buying into the beliefs that come with them. This is one part of the process of radical acceptance, a topic I was excited to dive into today with the one and only Tara Brach. Tara Brach holds a PhD in clinical psychology and teaches meditation internationally. Founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW), Tara is the author of the bestsellers Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion, True Refuge, and her new book, Trusting the Gold. Tara’s weekly podcasts are downloaded over two million times each month.  This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers, MitoPure, and Athletic Greens. You can try BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough for 10% off by going to  magbreakthrough.com/hyman and using the code HYMAN10. For a limited time, BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their bestselling products P3OM and Masszymes with select purchases. MitoPure, from TimeLine Nutrition, regenerates mitochondria and supports cellular energy production. Right now, you can get 10% off MitoPure, which comes in a capsule, powder, or protein blend, at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman.Right now, Athletic Greens is offering my listeners 10 free travel packs of AG1 when you make your first purchase. Just go to athleticgreens.com/hyman to take advantage of this great offer.Here are more of the details from our interview: How suffering and “the trance of unworthiness” led Tara to mindfulness (6:14)The power that cultural conditioning has over our thoughts and beliefs (12:37)The type of beliefs that cause the most suffering (18:41)Practicing radical acceptance of what is, without buying into thoughts and beliefs about what is (19:52)Accepting and facing the fear of pausing to sit with what is (31:28)Changing our brains, minds, hearts, and consciousness through the practice of RAIN (38:58)The pervasiveness of disassociation, trauma, and PTSD in our society and how we can move through it to come back to our body and access our wholeness (49:10)The greatest gift we can give to each other (1:04:10)Practicing radical acceptance in the context of a troubled and divisive world (1:08:01)Learn more about Tara Brach at https://www.tarabrach.com/ and on Facebook @tarabrach, on Instagram @tarabrach, and on Twitter @tarabrach.Get your copy of Trusting the Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness athttps://www.amazon.com/Trusting-Gold-Uncovering-Natural-Goodness/dp/1683647130/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 21mins

6 Oct 2021

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Tara Brach | Wisdom For Anxious Times [BEST OF]

Good Life Project

My guest today, Tara Brach, has been one of my teachers for years, though she never knew it. Back in the early days of podcasting, I stumbled upon her weekly dharma talks or Buddhist teachings and meditations that she’d offer at her Insight Meditation Center in DC, record, then air as podcasts, and the blend of her gentle presence, her deep wisdom that was clearly not just studied, but also lived, her humility, real-world sensibility, and humor drew me in. Tara’s teachings blend Western psychology, she’s also a clinical psychologist, along with 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.She is kindness and insight embodied, and I’ve learned so much from both her offerings and also the way she seems to move through life over the years. Which is why I was so excited to be able to spend some time going deep into not just certain pivotal moments in Tara’s path, but also the powerful tools and practices she’s developed in the name of allowing us to breathe more easily into whatever comes our way, at the core of which is something Tara shorthands with the acronym RAIN, which is transformational and we explore how it can move into our lives, especially in the context of compassion, acceptance, and what’s been going on in society these days. So excited to share this Best Of conversation with you. You can find Tara Brach at: Website | InstagramMy new book is available for pre-order:Order Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive and get your book bonuses!Check out our offerings & partners: Warby Parker: Warby Parker eyewear and contacts elevate style at a low cost. Try Warby Parker’s free Home Try-On program: Order 5 pairs of glasses to try at home for free for 5 days – there’s no obligation to buy! Ships free and includes a pre-paid return shipping label. Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/goodlife.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 4mins

26 Aug 2021

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#347 Tara Brach: Trusting Your Goodness

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Excitement alert! Tara Brach is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. I'm a huge fan. She is the author of Radical Acceptance, Radial Compassion and True Refuge, and her weekly podcast and meditation is listened to by over 1.5 million people each month. We discuss her new book Trusting The Gold: Learning to Nurture Your Inner Light. Her work has had a profound impact on me and I really recommend checking out her work if you are interested in letting more calm and compassion into your life! Enjoy.Order your copy of Trusting The Gold here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781846046995 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

29 Jul 2021

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A Conversation with Tara Brach on 'Trusting the Gold'

Jonathan Foust

This conversation explores what it means to trust and to not trust. In this interview with my wife, Tara Brach, we’ll explore the origins of ‘not trusting’ and how you can overcome distrust to discover the changeless inherent goodness within. We explore self-trust, trust in intimate relationships and how to be in a world so full of turmoil and suffering.

45mins

30 Jun 2021

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Ep. 156 – Tara Brach

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

For episode 156 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon speaks with friend and colleague Tara Brach.Tara has been practicing and teaching meditation since 1975, as well as leading workshops and meditation retreats at centers throughout North America and Europe. She has a PhD in clinical psychology, is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and is the author of several beloved books: Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and Radical Compassion. Her most recent book, Trusting the Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness, has just been released by Sounds True in June of 2021.In the conversation, Sharon and Tara speak about the inspiration for Tara’s new book, Trusting the Gold, and how it came into form as an illustrated project. They discuss the Buddhist concept of Basic Goodness, and how controversial this idea can be in the West. Tara shares about her early years as a practitioner living in an Ashram, and how she struggled to be a perfect student while slowly opening to the truth of her own basic goodness. They discuss many different aspects of Basic Goodness, from the personal level, relational and communal levels, and how it is even more relevant as an antidote for isolation from the pandemic. Tara shares a breakdown of the practice of RAIN as a tool for when we’re triggered, and they both share different tactics for working with the feeling of powerlessness in the pandemic. To close the conversation, Tara leads a seven-minute guided meditation on Basic Goodness.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59mins

14 Jun 2021

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You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

Tara Brach (Buddist teacher! Author! Trusting the Gold! Radical Compassion!) makes it weird!

2hr 23mins

9 Jun 2021

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Making it RAIN | Tara Brach

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Today we’re going to talk about a massively useful acronym, which can be used both on the cushion and in your free-range living. The acronym is RAIN -- R-A-I-N -- and rather than explaining it myself, I will leave that to my guest, who has become one of RAIN’s primary proponents.Tara Brach is an author, therapist, and meditation teacher. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, she founded the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and she has written several books, including her latest, which is called Radical Compassion. We first posted this interview in January 2020, shortly after that book came out.In this conversation, we talk about: What RAIN is and how to apply it in many areas of your life, including relationships; a Buddhist list called The Eight Worldly Winds; and whether most people harbor a suspicion that there's something fundamentally wrong with us.But we start and end the conversation with a touchy subject. In my first book, I made fun of Tara a little bit, which didn’t go down that well with her, although I didn’t know that until this chat. I really respect how warm and open she was during this tricky discussion. Stay tuned until the very end, when we fully wrap that subject up.Also: We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to help us out by answering a brand-new survey about your experience with this podcast. Our team here cares deeply about you, our listeners, and we are always looking for ways to improve. Please go to https://www.tenpercent.com/survey. Thank you!Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/tara-brach-repostSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 17mins

17 Feb 2021

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Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

Being Well with Dr. Rick Hanson

Tara Brach joins Rick and Forrest to explore how we can find more compassion and acceptance while maintaining our motivation to change ourselves, and our world, in positive ways. About Our Guest: Tara is the founder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., and has a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is the author of three books: Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and most recently Radical Compassion, and leads one of the largest mental-health and Buddhism-focused podcasts in the world.Key Topics:2:00: Why “radical?” What does it mean to have “radical compassion?”6:30: Practical applications of “no self.” 9:00: Maintaining “less self” while also being motivated to change.10:30: How can we “accept ourselves” while also wanting to change in positive ways?12:30: What gets in the way of compassion and self-acceptance. 17:15: The “trance” that keeps us away from compassion. 20:00: The RAIN meditation.27:15: Making it easier to nurture ourselves.32:15: “After the rain.” 34:00: Can, and should, we find acceptance and compassion for people we disagree with?41:45: Coming to terms with our participation in systems of oppression.48:50: Hope during challenging times. 52:30: RecapSponsors:Join over a million people using BetterHelp, the world’s largest online counseling platform. Visit betterhelp.com/beingwell for 10% off your first month! Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/BEINGWELL and get a free trial of their Premium Membership.Want to sleep better? Try the legendary Calm app! Visit calm.com/beingwell for 40% off a premium subscription.Connect with the show:Follow Forrest on YouTubeFollow us on InstagramFollow Rick on FacebookFollow Forrest on FacebookSubscribe on iTunes

54mins

1 Feb 2021

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Tara Brach | Wisdom For Anxious Times

Good Life Project

My guest today, Tara Brach, has been one of my teachers for years, though she never knew it. Back in the early days of podcasting, I stumbled upon her weekly dharma talks or Buddhist teachings and meditations that she’d offer at her Insight Meditation Center in DC, record, then air as podcasts, and the blend of her gentle presence, her deep wisdom that was clearly not just studied, but also lived, her humility, real-world sensibility, and humor drew me in. Tara’s teachings blend Western psychology, she’s also a clinical psychologist, along wtih 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.She is kindness and insight embodied, and I’ve learned so much from both her offerings and also the way she seems to move through life over the years. Which is why I was so excited to be able to spend some time going deep into not just certain pivotal moments in Tara’s path, but also the powerful tools and practices she’s developed in the name of allowing us to breathe more easily into whatever comes our way, at the core of which is something Tara shorthands with the acronym RAIN, which is transformational and we explore how it can move into our lives, especially in the context of compassion, acceptance, and what’s been going on in society these days. You can find Tara Brach at:Website : https://www.tarabrach.com/Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/tarabrach/-------------Have you discovered your Sparketype yet? Take the Sparketype Assessment™ now. IT’S FREE (https://www.goodlifeproject.com/sparketypes/) and takes about 7-minutes to complete. At a minimum, it’ll open your eyes in a big way. It also just might change your life.If you enjoyed the show, please share it with a friend. Thank you to our super cool brand partners. If you like the show, please support them - they help make the podcast possible.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 1min

25 Jan 2021

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144: Tara Brach - The Power of Radical Compassion

SoulTalk with Kute Blackson

"Thinking is part of our survival, and it's part of flourishing. But we have a choice as to whether we're going to be living in fearful thoughts or whether we're going to be living in a much more awake and immediate presence." Episode Summary: A lot of you might be experiencing a sense of fear and uncertainty this year. It can be challenging to remain centered and find peace within. Tara Brach, an internationally renowned meditation teacher, psychologist and author, teaches us how to manage our deepest thoughts, our good and bad feelings, and how to create the kind of world we all want to live in from a place of self-awareness. Listen to this inspiring episode and learn why it is so important to bring more compassion, mindfulness and kindness to ourselves. In This Episode You Will Learn: How to move from a state of anger to action and transform that energy into something beneficial for all. How to manage our deepest feelings by reconnecting with our inner power. The 3 keys to practice the sacred art of pausing and be more connected with yourself. How to accept reality and change your perspective to improve your life. How to recognize and work with what we feel within when adversity occurs in our life. The 3 most important lessons to live and love radically. Some Questions That I Ask: Where do we start to make the change we want to see in the world? How can you make room to feel anger for injustices and create something positive? How do you manage your level of anger and stress when it is triggered? What ways can we become more expansive to new things, and how do we cultivate more of that? What would you say to someone who doesn't want to be present in their own reality? How do you deal with your thoughts so that you can expand your sense of inner peace? Is there a point where compassion can be dangerous?

58mins

27 Oct 2020

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