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Tara Brach

A Buddhist Call To Action Against the Suffering of Racism

Anurag Gupta | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Anurag Gupta

Buddhist teachings are grounded in principles of interdependence, non-separation, and reverence for life, supported by practices of mindfulness and co...

The Awakened Heart: A Conversation With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 04.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

The groundbreaking author of "Radical Acceptance" teaches us how to live Tara Brach, Ph.D. is one of my very favorite teachers. A leading western te...

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

What is the role of radical acceptance in intimate relationships? Tara Brach, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhi...

Wise Women: On Love

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 02.16.2016 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

With the hype of Valentine's Day behind us, can we talk about real love now? Not the overly romanticized, sanitized version of it, but the real world experience.

Transcendental Meditation: More Than a Stress Buster

Ann Purcell | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Purcell

Reduction of stress is an important step in normalizing the physiology so that it can function in an integrated and healthy manner, but "busting" stress is, after all, a side benefit of TM. Let's enjoy the natural outcome of this technique -- growing in unity consciousness -- enlightenment.

Is Teaching Meditation The New Bartending?

Ira Israel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

...there may actually be puritanical fanatics of conscience who even prefer to lie down and die on a certain nothing than an uncertain something. ~ Ni...

7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Better Human

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

Your newsfeed is depressing. Each new scroll reveals a fresh headline about police brutality, the migrant crisis or Donald Trump's latest bigoted comm...

Why It's So Important To Allow Time For 'The Pause'

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2016 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

Last year, I began the year with unbridled enthusiasm and optimism. But midway into 2015, life hit me upside the head, and everything came to a screeching halt.

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 12.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. She is the author of Radical Acceptanc...

Living with a Joyful Spirit and a Wise Heart

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Michaela Haas

For us in the West especially, where there is so much self-judgment, ambition and confusion. To have compassion and loving kindness be the basis for wise attention changes everything.

Nov.15th: A Meeting of the Mindful

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Sigman

A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place this Sunday (November 15) when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come to...

A Meeting of the Mindful

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Sigman

A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place November 15 when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come together for Liv...

Can Spiritual Practice Heal Racism? An Interview With Tara Brach

Omega Institute | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Omega Institute

Tara Brach talks about waking up to racism in our culture and how her Washington, DC, Insight Meditation community is doing something about it.

How to Own Your Life

Ira Israel | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Here's an interview I recently gave... on how to own your life and stop creating suffering.

What Is Mindfulness? 10 Answers From 10 Teachers

Kellie Edwards | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.

Trance of 'Unreal Other'

Tara Brach | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The truth is: Without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.

Reaching Out for Compassion

Tara Brach | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt that had tortured her. Marian's daughter Chri...

Mindful Therapy

Ira Israel | Posted 06.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

As a psychotherapist, I don't heal anyone, I don't fix anyone, and I don't cure anyone. I'm even highly resistant to diagnoses and will only provide them when required by insurance companies. As one of my psychology professors put it, "My job as I see it is to lease my emotions in 50 minute intervals."

Decide on Love

Tara Brach | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Jeff was convinced he'd fallen out of love with his wife, Arlene, and that nothing could salvage their 26-year marriage. He wanted relief from the opp...

In Tune With the Spirit

Claire Fordham | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Fordham

At a time when it's getting harder and harder to motivate Joe and Jane Public to buy music, a singer/songwriter from New Zealand has released a CD wit...

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

The Good Enough Meditation

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Similarly to psychotherapy, meditation is an ongoing process; this is precisely why it's called a "practice." (Nope -- there is no getting around that aspect!) Like practicing the piano, one doesn't sit down, practice 10 times, and emerge a concert-ready pianist, ready to grace Carnegie Hall.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.