“Tara Brach’s four-step RAIN meditation…helps us uncover the states of love, self-care, forgiveness, compassion, and tenderness we each are capable of.”
~ Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness
“Tara Brach has an uncanny ability to home in precisely on what we need in the moment, so we can meet that need from within.”
~ Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
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What We’ve Discovered…
Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today’s world of stresses, distressing news, and myriad demands on our attention, energy, and resources material, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
In this heartfelt and deeply practical book, she offers an antidote: an easy-to-learn four-step meditation that quickly loosens the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs.
“Tara Brach offers us a life-changing tool to open our awareness with love and healing.”
~ Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence and Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human
How does it work?
Each step in the meditation practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) is brought to life by memorable stories shared by Tara and her students as they deal with feelings of overwhelm, loss, and self-aversion, with painful relationships, and past trauma–and as they discover step-by-step the sources of love, forgiveness, compassion, and deep wisdom alive within all of us.
RECOGNIZE what is happening.
ALLOW life to be just as it is
INVESTIGATE with a gentle, curious attention
NURTURE with loving presence
Sneak Preview! Excerpt from Chapter One of Radical Compassion
Tara Brach shares her personal experience with the RAIN meditation:
“I’ve done a brief version of RAIN with anxiety countless times. My anxiety hasn’t gone away, but something fundamental has changed.
The anxiety doesn’t take over…Instead, when I pause and then shift my attention from my story about getting things done to my actual experience in my body and heart, there’s a spontaneous shift to increased presence and kindness.
Often I’ll keep working, but sometimes I decide to change gears, to step outside and play with my pup, make some tea, or water the plants. There’s more choice.”
Meet the Author
Tara Brach, PhD is a clinical psychologist, an internationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, and the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She is author of bestselling Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and Radical Compassion.
Tara is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences where she discusses the role of mindfulness in emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She leads accredited workshops for mental health professionals interested in integrating meditation into the practice of psychotherapy.
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