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Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
 
A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly. The open space of compassion allows us to realize that our thoughts a ...
 
This is not a traditional career podcast. It’s a podcast for people who’ve looked at their interests to shape the work they do. A top 10 Apple podcast about work, wellbeing & creativity — with 9 million downloads and counting. What does it mean to be a modern philosopher? How is Big Tech affecting us? Is 'manifesting' a load of BS? How do you combine activism with being the editor of a magazine? Award-winning author Emma Gannon has a gentle line of questioning that starts with work, and ends ...
 
AWAKEN is a 10-episode series from the Rubin Museum of Art hosted by acclaimed musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson that explores the dynamic path to enlightenment and what it means to "wake up."
 
WELCOME TO THE WOO WOO VERSE: An enlightening, practical and humorous deep dive into the world of energy, self and soul awakening. Join your hosts Lynette Arkadie and Kirileigh Lynch on one hell of an adventure, as they transverse the wild, inspiring, wacky & vast landscape of possibility, synchronicity, source energy and all things Woo Woo. ... Put down your crystals, return your chakras to the aligned and upright positions and strap yourself in, because it's a wild ride through the Woo Woo ...
 
Two Brooklyn therapists, Signe Simon and Simone Humphrey, interview psychologists, astrologers, researchers, and more to find out the hidden wisdoms around all things love and sex. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelink/support
 
On Our Minds is a student-led and student-produced podcast about the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, two teen reporters guide you through stories by high schoolers, highlighting themes like social isolation, anxiety, depression, and the impact of racism. And, they talk to experts about practical tips for dealing with real-life situations. On Our Minds is a wellspring of authentic stories about the teenage experience, which will connect, educate, and inspi ...
 
Weekly conversation with health experts, mindfulness experts on how to live a wellness lifestyle, what they have learned in the process, and practical advice and encouragement to inspire you to optimize your health and live the life that you want. The show hopes to create a "ripple effect" and raise awareness on overall health of the specie by supporting each listener in their journey on health and wellness. Key area of exploration: nutrition, emotional management, stress management, physica ...
 
We are overwhelmed with one-size-fits all advice that promises to fix whatever ails us. But what if you aren't broken? What if you just need to learn how to do you? In this podcast series, journalist Kirsten Powers sits down with fellow life travelers who have found success, wholeness and healing through listening to their inner wisdom and living authentically. Through it all Kirsten shares the discoveries she has made in her own battle to become herself, including overcoming life trauma and ...
 
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Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness - This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with tenderness and love (remast…
 
Excitement alert! Tara Brach is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. I'm a huge fan. She is the author of Radical Acceptance, Radial Compassion and True Refuge, and her weekly podcast and meditation is listened to by over 1.5 million people each month. We discuss her new book Trust…
 
This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with tenderness and love. The post Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness…
 
Tara Brach joins Dr. Rick Hanson to help us learn how to "trust the gold:" recognizing and appreciating our essential human goodness, while resting in the key refuges of truth, love, and freedom. About our Guest: Tara is the founder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C. Tara has taught all over the world, and i…
 
In a special bonus episode of "On Our Minds," hosts Noah and Zion talk to psychologist, author and well-known meditation teacher Tara Brach. Brach also leads them and listeners through a guided meditation to help recognize, center and acknowledge emotions. This episode was produced by Student Reporting Labs Youth Media Producer Briget Ganske. Follo…
 
This conversation explores what it means to trust and to not trust. In this interview with my wife, Tara Brach, we’ll explore the origins of ‘not trusting’ and how you can overcome distrust to discover the changeless inherent goodness within. We explore self-trust, trust in intimate relationships and how to be in a world so full of turmoil and suff…
 
This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with tenderness and love (remastered favorite from archives). Photo: Tara Br…
 
Remarkable experiences can inspire, but without integration, they can also bring a sense of alienation. What role does integration play in the process of awakening? In this episode, we speak with Patricia James, a Medicine Woman of Seminole tribe heritage who has been formally trained in the Cheyenne tradition as a Priest and a Pipe Carrier, which …
 
For episode 158 Kristin Neff returns to the Metta Hour to talk about her new book, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive. Kristin is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost twenty years ago. Kristin is the author …
 
When we’re hurt in our relationships, it’s normal to experience resentment. We don’t talk about resentment very much, we’re more likely to talk about anger, fear, or sadness. But resentment is a kind of combination of all of these difficult feelings. resentment and bitterness causes as much harm to our relationships – and to our own well-being – as…
 
Brian Earp, researcher and co-author of “Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships,” talks about the range of positive effects that MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, have on relationships. What could de-stigmatizing MDMA mean for couples therapy? KCRW also talks with the clinical director of the Gottman Institute and founder of the Cente…
 
Meditation: Nourishing Happiness with RAIN - 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 essential in realizing our full aliveness.…
 
My guest today is Poppy Jamie, entrepreneur, author and presenter. She is a leading voice in the mental wellbeing and mindfulness space, and she’s on a mission to democratise conversation and provide accessible tools for emotional and mental health. She is the founder of the award winning Happy Not Perfect app, host of the chart topping Not Perfect…
 
The openness to possibility is essential on a path of awakening and freedom. In this talk we explore what makes up mature or spiritual hope, and how two meditation practices of presence can nourish our hope. May all beings remember the depth of our longing for full awareness, for love, for aliveness. May we trust the heart and consciousness that is…
 
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 essential in realizing our full aliveness. The practice ends with a poem by Naomi Shahi…
 
On this week’s Life Examined, scientist and author of “Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old” Andrew Steele talks about the race to turn back the clock on the aging process. We also talk with University of Florida Sociology Professor Monika Ardelt about the wisdom that comes with old age. Can being wise help you age successf…
 
Mindful Leadership: A Conversation between Tara Brach and Michelle Maldonado (2021-07-14) - The principles of mindful leadership are relevant for all of us—they bring out the best of who we are in our work, with our family, with our friends. Especially in these times of mistrust and dividedness, our world desperately needs each of us to cultivate t…
 
Meditation: Living Presence – with Body Scan (2021-07-15) - A key pathway to full presence is awakening through the body. This meditation guides us through a body scan, relaxing and receiving the play of sensations. We then deepen attention to the breath, and rest with the rhythmic waves of breathing, experiencing the background of the whole domain…
 
Eric Zimmer is a behaviour coach, author and hosts the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, one of my favourite podcasts, based on an old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 300 episodes and over 13 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many different topics, authors, psychotherapists, doctor…
 
The principles of mindful leadership are relevant for all of us—they bring out the best of who we are in our work, with our family, with our friends. Especially in these times of mistrust and dividedness, our world desperately needs each of us to cultivate the qualities of focus, presence, care, respect, clarity, and curiosity that mark a true lead…
 
A key pathway to full presence is awakening through the body. This meditation guides us through a body scan, relaxing and receiving the play of sensations. We then deepen attention to the breath, and rest with the rhythmic waves of breathing, experiencing the background of the whole domain of physical aliveness. The post Meditation: Living Presence…
 
What is the ego, and what role might it play in the process of awakening? In this episode we ponder these questions with best-selling author, activist, and Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens, who shares his story of working through trauma, embracing pleasure, and both accepting and letting go of his ego.Before we dive in, Lama Rod responds to a ritual…
 
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