Tara Brach tackles the many current stresses that society can face on the daily--news, politics, demands, countless other anxieties--in her heartfelt book Radical Compassions. Brach uses her experiences as a teacher to create a simple four-step practice to unwind the many difficult emotions and stresses that come with everyday issues in our lives. Her meditation practice, RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) is explained thoroughly with examples and personal experiences shared by Brach and her students who have dealt with past traumas, losses, and insecurities. This is a great, “New Year, New Me,” book for anyone who wishes to work through any overwhelming emotions they’ve been feeling using the RAIN practice. I highly recommend Radical Compassion, and this is a great book to listen to on audio as well! — Kirstin Swartz
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 Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands, and anxieties--stresses that leave us rushing around on auto-pilot and cut off from the presence and creativity that give our lives meaning. 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. 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. A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE
About the Author
Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. She is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, and her weekly podcasted talk and meditation is downloaded by over a million and a half people each month. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of Insight Meditation Center of Washington, DC. She lives in Great Falls, VA with her husband and dog.