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...
Meditation: Healing Shame with RAIN (12:59 min.)

Meditation: Healing Shame with RAIN (12:59 min.)

This meditation brings the clarity and self-compassion of RAIN to the suffering of self-aversion and/or shame. It helps us see the conditioning that shaped what we judge about ourselves, and helps us remember who we are beyond our habitual and painful self-narrative....
Meditation: Meeting Anger with Awareness (15:16 min.)

Meditation: Meeting Anger with Awareness (15:16 min.)

When anger is held in mindfulness, it can energize us to respond wisely to challenging situations. This meditation guides us in meeting personal or societal anger with RAIN – recognize, allow, investigate and nurture.   [NOTE: this meditation was given at...
Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart

Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart

While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and...
Reflection: Bringing RAIN to the Wanting Mind (11:01 min.)

Reflection: Bringing RAIN to the Wanting Mind (11:01 min.)

Most of us have spent a lifetime fixating our desires on external objects. But if we learn to really trace them back, we discover that they are the voice of loving awareness calling us home. We begin the meditation by briefly scanning through the body and sensing...
Blog: Turning Toward Fear with RAIN

Blog: Turning Toward Fear with RAIN

Turning Toward Fear with RAIN Adapted from Tara’s new book: Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of R.A.I.N.  In a far-off land, word spread far and wide of a holy man with magic so powerful it could relieve the most...
Blog – RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion

Blog – RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion

RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion Download a free printable guide here: RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion (PDF). Português [.pdf]: RAIN: Uma Prática de Compaixão Radical The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for bringing mindfulness and compassion to...
Meditation: The RAIN of Compassion (30:00 min)

Meditation: The RAIN of Compassion (30:00 min)

The acronym RAIN (Recognize-Allow-Investigate-Nurture) is one of the most powerful tools I know for working with difficult emotions and discovering the freedom of an awake, compassionate presence. The 4-steps of RAIN are: Recognize what is happening; Allow the...
RAIN on Blame: A Guided Meditation (14:40 min.)

RAIN on Blame: A Guided Meditation (14:40 min.)

When we are stuck in blame or resentment we are in a trance – the other person becomes an unreal bad other, and our own sense of being contracts into a victimized self, an angry self, a righteous self. Using the acronym RAIN, this practice guides us in bringing...