Tara Brach

Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance, True Refuge and Radical Compassion. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that address the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world. read less

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On the Tara Brach podcast, the host offers lessons in Buddhism. She helps listeners develop meditation strategies, humility, and serenity following its tenets.

What would it mean to awaken to the sacredness of life and have an open-hearted presence? How does one feel alive and connected to one's soul? What would it mean to align with one's heart? How can one realize their true nature, trust goodness, and feel free? Tara, a Buddhist teacher, answers these questions and more in her podcast.

She advises letting go and cultivating happiness and self-compassion. With mindfulness meditation, it becomes possible to access one's "heartspace" and emulate the Buddha. When addressing fears, believers can, Tara states, begin facing fear and "awakening your fearless heart." In times of chaos and uncertainty, such a prospect may seem liberating to many.

On some episodes of Tara Brach, the host invites special guests. These include Dr. Judson Brewer and Frank Ostaseski. When Frank joins, he and Tara discuss the importance of experiencing grief. When one suppresses grief, they deny love. Grief is an expression of love and an essential part of the human experience. In his episode, the physician provides methods for reducing anxiety. Becoming aware is the first step. As a neurologist, he knows what being anxious does to the brain. When one learns to manage stress through awareness, they can live happier lives. Other guests include Dan Harris, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg.

Wisdom and peace come from daily effort. It requires centering spirituality in one's life. In "Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice," Tara gives three techniques. The first is becoming in touch with and experiencing one's emotions. The second is remembering love, and the third is not getting mired in one's thoughts. When one develops these habits, they become free. This freedom allows a person to feel loving kindness for all living beings. It opens their arms and hearts to embrace themselves and the universe.

The Tara Brach podcast provides listeners with meaningful direction. It serves to let listeners live their lives with authenticity, peacefulness, and joy. Episodes arrive twice weekly.

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