Blog: The RAIN of Self-Compassion

Blog: The RAIN of Self-Compassion

The RAIN of Self-Compassion View or download the PDF versionLink to talk: The RAIN of Self-CompassionLink to Meditation: The RAIN of Self-Compassion Translations: تأمل مطر من الرحمة الذاتية (Arabic)RAIN de la Auto-Compasión – PDF ~ and (blog En Español)RAIN: un...
Blog: Being a Mirror of Goodness: An Intention for the New Year

Blog: Being a Mirror of Goodness: An Intention for the New Year

Blog: Being a Mirror of Goodness: An Intention for the New Year Adapted from: Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAINTara Brach, PhD The medicine for our hurting world is love, and our loving becomes deeply healing when...
Blog: 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 that had tortured her. Marian’s daughter, Christy, in recovery for alcoholism, had asked her mother to join her in therapy. As their sessions unfolded, Christy...
Blog: From Self-judgment to Compassion

Blog: From Self-judgment to Compassion

We were three days into a weeklong meditation retreat when one of my students, Daniel, came in to see me for his first interview. He plopped down in the chair across from me, and immediately pronounced himself The Most Judgmental Person In The World. “Whatever I’m...
Blog: Connecting with Our ‘Soul Sadness’

Blog: Connecting with Our ‘Soul Sadness’

Marge, a woman in our meditation community, was in a painful standoff with her teenage son. At fifteen, Micky was in a downward spiral of skipping classes and using drugs, and had just been suspended for smoking marijuana on school grounds. While Marge blamed...