Tara Brach’s teachings and resources blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.
The meditations were recorded by either Dr. Dennis Tirch or Professor Paul Gilbert, PhD, OBE. Please remember to use your inner wisdom with these practice, and note that these are not meant to be a substitute for working with a mental health professional or a qualified teacher of meditation. Also, it is best not to listen to these exercises while driving or engaging in other complex tasks. Sending good wishes to you and yours on your own personal journey into mindfulness and compassion. – D. T.
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