Blogs - Tara Brach

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Blog: The Freedom of Yes – Allowing Life to be Just as It Is
I often quote the psychologist Carl Rogers, who said, “It wasn’t until I accepted myself, just as I was,... Read more >
Where Does it Hurt?
Blog: Where Does It Hurt? Healing the Wounds of Severed Belonging
I recently heard about a man who attempted to sneak his pet turtle onto a flight by placing it... Read more >
The Space Between Stories: Evolving Consciousness
Blog: The Space Between Stories: Evolving Consciousness
The Space Between Stories: Evolving Consciousness ~ These days we are seeing all around us a lot of turbulence,... Read more >
Guidelines for Intro Meditation
Guidelines: Introducing Meditation Practices to Psychotherapy Clients
Guidelines: Introducing Meditation Practices to Psychotherapy Clients ~ Tara Brach Meditation practices increase mindfulness and openheartedness in daily life.... Read more >
Meditation Bell
Blog: How to Start a Mindfulness Meditation Group
• How to Start a Mindfulness Meditation Group (PDF) – Mindfulness meditation groups are a wonderful way of connecting... Read more >
Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence - Night Travelers
Transcript: Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence – Night Travelers (retreat talk)
~ a talk by Tara Brach presented on May 8, 2016 Listen and watch: tarabrach.com/fear-pathway-loving-presence/ Even if you feel... Read more >
Love is Always Here
Transcript: Love is Always Loving You
• View or download the transcript (PDF) of “Love is Always Loving You” (transcription services by: www.gmrtranscription.com) • Listen... Read more >
FAQ for Meditation
FAQ for Meditation
Download the Meditation FAQ ( in PDF) ~ Establishing a Practice ~ How do I start a period of... Read more >
Brief Meditation
Blog: Working with Pain – Summary of Mindfulness Strategies
See also: Resources for Working with Pain Working with Pain – Summary of Mindfulness Strategies At one time or... Read more >
Taking Your Hands Off the Controls
Blog: Taking Your Hands Off the Controls
As living organisms anxious about our existence, we’re all naturally rigged to want to manage our lives with the... Read more >
Blog: The Opportunity of “The Magic Quarter Second”
In the book My Stroke of Insight, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor explains that the natural life span of an... Read more >
Blog: Enlarging Our Tribe – Seeing Behind Appearances
In the mid-1970s I worked as a tenants’ rights activist with poor families in Worcester, Massachusetts. Through organizing tenants’... Read more >
Blog: Attention – The Most Basic Form of Love
On my son Narayan’s sixth birthday, I gave him an ant farm. He spent hours watching with fascination as... Read more >
Blog: Trance of "Unreal Other"
Blog: Trance of “Unreal Other”
The truth is: without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.... Read more >
Reaching Out For Compassion
Blog: Reaching Out For Compassion
At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt... Read more >
Blog: Decide on Lpve
Blog: Decide On Love
Jeff was convinced he’d fallen out of love with his wife, Arlene, and that nothing could salvage their twenty-six-year... Read more >
Blog: I realized I don't have to believe my thoughts
Blog: I realized I don’t have to believe my thoughts
Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It’s about becoming aware of the process of thinking so... Read more >
Blog: It’s not what’s happening…it’s how you respond
One of my favorite stories took place a number of decades ago when the English had colonized India and... Read more >
The Sacred Art of Listening - Nourishing Loving Relationships
Blog: The Sacred Art of Listening – Nourishing Loving Relationships
To listen is to lean in softly With a willingness to be changed By what we hear – Mark... Read more >
Blog: Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence
Blog: Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence
For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything’s... Read more >