RAIN: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture

RAIN Resources

RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion

The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion using the following four steps:

  • Recognize what is happening;
  • Allow the experience to be there, just as it is;
  • Investigate with interest and care;
  • Nurture with self-compassion.

You can take your time and explore RAIN as a stand-alone meditation or move through the steps whenever challenging feelings arise.

Visit RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion for a full description of the steps of RAIN.
Download a new free printable guide here: RAIN: A Practice of Radical Compassion.

Radical Compassion, Tara’s guidebook to RAIN, addresses in depth the many applications of RAIN, and how to work with an array of challenges that arise.
Download the free Study Guide for her book, Radical Compassion.

The RAIN of Self-Compassion includes the steps of RAIN, as well as some translations to other languages.

Resources for RAIN Partners: Once familiar with the steps, you may wish to explore RAIN in co-meditation.

Talks, Meditations and Resources to guide you:

Talks on RAIN

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...

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After the RAIN (retreat talk)

After the RAIN (retreat talk)

This talk offers an in-depth exploration of RAIN, applying the wings of mindfulness and compassion to painful domains of trance. We bring special attention to the fruit of RAIN,...

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Dissolving Trance with RAIN

Dissolving Trance with RAIN

One of the pervasive expressions of trance is identifying with a limited and separate sense of self.  This talk contrasts the self-trance to our intrinsically open, awake...

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The RAIN of Self-Compassion

The RAIN of Self-Compassion

This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces a guided meditation based on the acronym RAIN that awakens self-compassion and de-conditions...

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RAIN – Cultivating a Mindful Awareness

RAIN – Cultivating a Mindful Awareness

The acronym RAIN is a powerful tool for interrupting habitual patterns of emotional reactivity and discovering the freedom of an awake, compassionate presence. This talk explores...

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Meditations on RAIN

Meditating with RAIN (11:43 min.)

Meditating with RAIN (11:43 min.)

This guided practice applies mindfulness and self-compassion to challenging emotions. It is based on the acronym RAIN, and provides a four step practice that is accessible and...

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Other Resources on RAIN

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Blog: RAIN de la Auto-Compasión

Blog: RAIN de la Auto-Compasión

• Ver o descargar la versión PDF Nota: La palabra RAIN en inglés es LLUVIA. Sin embargo, hemos decidido usar RAIN en esta traducción para conservar el acrónimo o sigla. Cuando...

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