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Publisher's Summary

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 audiobook, 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.

©2019 Tara Brach (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Tara Brach’s four-step RAIN meditation can be an integral part of anyone’s mindfulness practice. RAIN helps us uncover the states of love, self-care, forgiveness, compassion, and tenderness we each are capable of. It is a useful and elegant system, and Radical Compassion is a beautifully written book." (Sharon Salzberg, New York Times best-selling author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness)

"Radical Compassion lays out a path of straightforward, accessible practices grounded in both modern brain science and ancient wisdom - with the soul and depth you’d expect from a world-class meditation teacher and psychologist. A masterpiece." (Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness)

"A powerful book that will free you from shame, fear, and negative self-beliefs. You will feel wiser, happier, and kinder after reading it." (Haemin Sunim, author of Love for Imperfect Things and The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down)

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Powerful

Learning about compassion and R.A.I.N. in a gentle but powerful way! I found myself with new insights and exciting ways of self care and care for others

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Wish Someone Else Could read this

Good information but hard to hear her speaking voice is well lets be kind and say shrill --should be read by a professional.

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Game changer

This is the mindfulness book I've been looking for. I will be listening to this book over and over, treating it as my own mindfulness bible. Some reviewers complained about the narrator, but I like books that are read by the author and I found her voice soothing.

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THE BEST self-help book I have ever read.

I’ve listened to this book three times now. Tara Brach is changing my life in the most positive ways possible. I highly recommend this book for anyone feeling lonely, unlovable, damaged, and like they just don’t fit in. It will change your perspective completely and subsequently change your life. 5 plus stars!

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Helpful in So Many Ways

Tara Brach is the real deal. Her ideas have changed my life for the better. Highly recommend.

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This Book is a Gift

The narrative, philosophy, practices and guidance that Tara has put into this book are an act of generosity. Thank you Tara for your beautiful voice.

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Extremely annoying narration

The narrator had the most annoying voice. In fairness can't rate content because I couldn't take more than 5 minutes of it

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A wonderful book

I've been studying eastern philosophy and mindfulness for a number of years now and I found this book to be absolutely wonderful in solidifying many of the difficult concepts and ideas present in these systems. I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in working through difficult times or trying to reflect on how to work toward a happier fuller life.

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who am I if I no longer believe limiting beliefs?

I am just now reading this classic book for the first time but can tell it is going to help me transform my life. realizing my feelings of negative self belief are not true is going to teach me who I really am. I am so grateful for this book.

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Started out well...

...but quickly divulged into anecdotes from the Bible and Buddhism and praying. Pleeeease, just for once someone write a book without religion it. No, stories about magical transformational events of Jesus and Buddha are not relatable, it just undermines the whole message. I wish Amazon had a religious blabber filter.

Also, I just finished reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and this books has leaned VERY heavily on some parts of 7 Habits. With “leaning” I mean possibly replicating content without crediting.

All in all, disappointing and irritating. Do yourself a favor and save some money and just read about the RAIN acronym.

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