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Publisher's Summary

Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist teachings, illustrative stories and the transformative power of meditation, Tara guides us in healing the shame and fear that bind our hearts. 

In the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being 'good enough', feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or - often most importantly - being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable - and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject. 

©2003 Tara Brach (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Radical Acceptance offers us an invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion. Please enjoy this nourishing and healing book." (Thich Nhat Hanh)

"An insightful, warmhearted and important contribution to the emerging field of therapeutic mindfulness." (Tara Bennett-Goleman)

"Offers gentle wisdom and tender healing." (Jack Kornfield) 

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I found this book to be so relatable with Tara's anecdotes. I was constantly saying "ooh that happens to me". The books helped to remind me to care for myself.

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Imperfection and perfection reconciled

This is an imperfect book written by an imperfect author. I am an imperfect listener/reader. Fortunately, we are simultaneously both imperfect and perfect. This paradox is a blessing. Understanding this paradox is essential. This book helps you understand your imperfect and perfect self. Without this understanding "We may spend our lives seeking something that is actually right inside us and could be found if we would only stop and deepen our attention but distracted we spend our life on our way to somewhere else". I have read many Buddhist books. This book is the most personal one that I have read.

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  • 06-04-2021

good, but...

great book, but the reader made a few errors that I was really surprised to hear. There was one towards the start where she messed up the son's name. Nothing major... got a couple of letters around the wrong way, but definitely something I would have thought would have made someone say, "let's try that last again". Overall, very good, though. Just not completely polished.

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  • Carmen Urquieta
  • 08-08-2020

Amazing thank you so much

Amazing book! Thank you so much! It gave me peace and understanding. I love it!

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  • Sam Tuke
  • 15-11-2020

fantastic content deserves better narrator

I rarely right audible reviews because the UX is so awful. however this book contains important and timeless wisdom, but the the narrator doesn't do it Justice. it's just about tolerable, but she doesn't seem to understand or care about the content much at all. I sorely wish she understood the importance of pauses. it spoils the flow and digestibility of the content when she rattles through profound points without a breath. the guided meditation sessions are hopeless, it might as well be read by Siri. Tara Brach's own authenticity is required here. fortunately Tara narrated at least one of her other books, which results is a dramatically improved listening experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-2021

The narration is just awful

I returned this audio book. The narration is just awful. I really wanted to listen to this audio book, and I gave it a go, but I couldn't go through with it as Cassandra Campbell as a narrator is just terrible. She narrated Pema Chodron's book "When Things Fall Apart" and I couldn't listen to that either. She completely ruined it. Penguin: please get someone else other than Cassandra Campbell to narrate your audio books. I cannot listen to her drab, dreary voice.

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  • Stephen O'Brien
  • 28-03-2021

Lovely book

This is a lovely book. Well written with some smashing guided practices you can learn and useful ideas introduced. It would’ve been nice of the meditations were given separate chapter titles for ease of access on the audio book.

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