Self-Forgiveness with RAIN

Self-Forgiveness with RAIN

Our inability to forgive ourselves blocks healing and freedom. As we explore in this talk, the habit of judging and blaming ourselves traps us in fears, prevents intimacy with our world, and veils over the goodness and mystery of who we are. This talk includes several...
Meditation: RAIN of Compassion (9:21 min.)

Meditation: RAIN of Compassion (9:21 min.)

In this short practice, we are guided in bringing the mindfulness and self-nurturing of RAIN to a difficult emotion. This helps us shift from feeling stuck and reactive to the tender and spacious presence that is our true home.
Blog: Two Versions of Acronym RAIN

Blog: Two Versions of Acronym RAIN

The Two Versions of the Acronym RAIN: There have been two primary forms of the RAIN acronym circulating in the meditation spheres, and we would like to clarify between the original and more recently evolved versions. Original version of RAIN (first coined by Michele...
After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part 2

After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part 2

The blessing of the spiritual path is a homecoming to our essential nature—wakeful, loving awareness. These two talks explore the grounds of that awakening, which is a shift of identity from that of a separate self to realizing the formless luminous presence that,...
After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part I

After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part I

The blessing of the spiritual path is homecoming to our essential nature—wakeful, loving awareness. These two talks explore the grounds of that awakening, which is a shift of identity from that of a separate self to realizing the formless luminous presence that, like...
Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises. “Don’t turn away.Keep your gaze on the...
Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises. “Don’t turn...
Meditation: Nourishing Happiness with RAIN (15:17 min)

Meditation: Nourishing Happiness with RAIN (15:17 min)

While RAIN is regularly used for untangling suffering, it is also a powerful tool for deepening our access to positive states like happiness, gratitude, wonder and love. This meditation guides us in nourishing the goodness that is an intrinsic part of living and...
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: RAIN Partners Protocol

Blog: RAIN Partners Protocol

What Are RAIN Partners? RAIN – Recognize-Allow-Investigate-Nurture, the process of bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions, can be practiced with another person in a way that is deeply healing. RAIN partners agree to practice together on a...
Meditation: Uprooting Limiting Beliefs with RAIN (9:21 min.)

Meditation: Uprooting Limiting Beliefs with RAIN (9:21 min.)

This short meditation guides us in using RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture) when we discover we are caught in a limiting belief (an excerpt from the full talk, Freedom from the Prison of Limiting Beliefs, given on 2020-09-23). Ask, what am I believing about...
Meditation: RAIN of Self-Compassion (17:27 min.)

Meditation: RAIN of Self-Compassion (17:27 min.)

One of the great sufferings is turning on ourselves with judgment and/or self-aversion. This practice brings the acronym RAIN to this pain. It helps us cultivate a healing self-compassion, and the realization of who we are beyond any limiting story of...
Repairing our Hearts – Healing with the RAIN of Compassion

Repairing our Hearts – Healing with the RAIN of Compassion

Living in a fear-based society fuels the trance of separation and unworthiness. This talk explores how we can bring an engaged compassionate presence to the suffering of this trance—in our inner work, and more broadly, in healing our culture (from the 2020 IMCW 7-day...