Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN

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Penguin, Dec 31, 2019 - Psychology - 288 pages
One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heart

Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands, and anxieties--stresses that leave us rushing around on auto-pilot and cut off from the presence and creativity that give our lives meaning.

In this heartfelt and deeply practical book, she offers an antidote: an easy-to-learn four-step meditation that quickly loosens the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs. Each step in the meditation practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) is brought to life by memorable stories shared by Tara and her students as they deal with feelings of overwhelm, loss, and self-aversion, with painful relationships, and past trauma--and as they discover step-by-step the sources of love, forgiveness, compassion, and deep wisdom alive within all of us.
 

Contents

CHAPTER
13
TWO RAIN Says Yes to Life
17
CHAPTER
29
THREE RAIN Reveals Your True Self
33
CHAPTER THREE
42
Bringing RAIN to Your Inner Life
53
CHAPTER FOUR
68
FIVE Freeing Yourself from Shame
73
SEVEN Discovering Your Deepest Longing
115
CHAPTER SEVEN
118
RAIN and Your Relationships
137
CHAPTER EIGHT
141
NINE Seeing the Goodness
169
CHAPTER NINE
180
TEN The RAIN of Compassion
197
CHAPTER
200

CHAPTER FIVE
84
six Awakening from the Grip of Fear
90
CHAPTER
101
ELEVEN Four Remembrances
227
Evolution of the Acronym RAIN
245
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Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. She is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, and her weekly podcasted talk and meditation is downloaded by over a million and a half people each month. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of Insight Meditation Center of Washington, DC. She lives in Great Falls, VA with her husband and dog.

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