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Radical Compassion

Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN
Narrated by: Tara Brach
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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World-renowned meditation teacher Tara Brach shares a simple four-step practice to awaken compassion and release the grip of painful emotions:

  • Recognise
  • Allow
  • Investigate
  • Nurture

Heartfelt and deeply practical, Radical Compassion teaches us to find healing and freedom through the sources of love, courage and deep wisdom alive within us all. 

©2020 Tara Brach (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"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)

"Radical Compassion lays out a path of straightforward, accessible practices grounded in both modern brain science and ancient wisdom...a masterpiece." (Rick Hanson) 

"This book is a treasure from one of the most spiritual teachers of our time." (Kristin Neff)

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Deeply amazing

This was a wonderful book. Soothing voice. Golden information. Invaluable tools for life. Highly recommended.

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Deeply insightful and useful

This is a very beautiful, deeply moving, insightful and practical book from an author who has a very profound understanding. Every chapter gave clear guidance and built on the previous one. I found the guided meditations especially useful. The final chapter is a gem. This is one of the most engaging, best written books on the subject, that I have come across.

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  • Tobs
  • 28-04-2020

Amazing

Life changing liberating. Thank you so much for this Tara. I can’t wait to offer myself all the compassion I need and to others.

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  • Philippa
  • 25-01-2020

Tara Brach is Wonderful!

More wonderful, life soothing wisdom from Tara Brach. She is a fantastic teacher and has a lovely, calming and reassuring voice and what she says is down to earth and easy to understand... and easy to put into practice in your life. Its all about coming back to yourself as a resource/refuge as opposed to seeking comfort in transient pleasures, out there in the world. The message is very moving... I cried with relief sometimes! She points out how we can treat ourselves badly and are our own worst critics...and that would make anyone feel bad! Here is a way out of our self defeating thoughts and habits. Tara has a light hearted approach and also has a great sense of humour and often uses it to get the point across. Its a gentle but profound journey into healing, that she offers. This book can work well for seasoned meditators from any system or people who have never meditated before. It has universal appeal and can be pertinent for people of any faith or none. I've been listening to Tara Brach for many years... she has helped me be a lot more compassionate towards myself and others and I therefore feel happier and more at home in myself. I'm also learning to be more aware of the present moment being where we live and what we actually have. Listening to this book is certainly better than reading it ,in my opinion, as you can enjoy the spoken instructions for the meditations and her calming voice. I can't recommend this, or indeed anything from her, highly enough.

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  • Erika
  • 28-02-2020

Excellent guide for del compassion and world compassion

I am very please to return to Tara after desilusión with Reggie Ray at Dharma Ocean who created an interesting protocol but then I found out that his manipulation and abuse of power contradicted all what he was treating to teach .... with Tara and this book I have found a non lineage - guru option were I can value my experience, where I feel treated with compassion and st the same time is very real, is with practice that we can walk into compassion . Tara also offer options that do not mean you have to be part of a whole institution but just have the intention and a friend or one that you do not even know can become your peer, this approach go more in line to create a real community non hierarchy not justify in a fixed lineage. This is a real somatic meditation , is a clear way to meditate with the body , collect a lot of the Tibetan traditions of Buddhism and others in a very accessible way. Finally the element of social activism ha rights towards LGBTQ people, race, gender and specially animal rights ( less included in other approaches) was one of the key aspects I felt this book was very good, thanks Tara for bringing this at a time when options like this are much more needed xxx

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  • Bangorboy
  • 25-08-2020

Quite a nice and helpful book

This is quite a nice book. I’ve listened to quite a few of Brach’s podcasts etc so was a bit worried the book would repeat a lot of the same stories (as I’ve found with some Jack Kornfield books) but that wasn’t the case. The tone of the book is kind and it feels supportive. It’s also easy to listen to. Most of it you can listen at x2 speed although you would want to slow down for the meditations. The meditations/practices themselves are clearly set out and easy to follow. They are not going to change your life overnight (none of these books can despite what some claim) but you will definitely find them helpful. This is a book I will want to read again. My only slight quibbles are that it would be helpful to have an accompanying pdf with the practices in them and/or to have the practices marked out as chapters so they can be easily revisited.

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  • miriam
  • 02-07-2020

Brilliant. This is a book for life.

I've listened and relistened . I love her voice and I love her message. highly recommended.

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  • Mystic Wings
  • 26-05-2020

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The sweet and caring voice of Tara, her fullness and realness of narrating and holding the meditations was a Real Bonus. This is not a book❤️ It's a gift of self healing & Awakening. I had to keep pausing to allow myself to recover from overwhelming emotions of true heartfelt sobbing! I've practiced a lot of spiritual teachings and done oodles of self work... It's fascinating to keep finding more tools and more amazing people on the Path who enrich our process of becoming whole again; the way we were originally intended to be... Open, Loving, Compassionate and Full of Light. I whole heartedly recommend this to EVERYONE, especially if you're ready to explore and know yourself better.. I can't wait to share it, buy it and gift it to so many of my friends and family. Extending my deep GRATITUDE to Tara for her life's work, commitment and dedication to serving her highest soul mission in assisting humanity with it's healing & awakening process! With Love and BLESSINGS to ALL.🙏

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  • Beverley Graham
  • 01-03-2020

Awakening

Loved this book, it came to me at right time when I needed it most. Recommended it to anyone who is ready to awaken their heart and start living wholeheartedly.

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  • Sam Tuke
  • 22-09-2020

Brilliant

Get it now. Tara narrates clearly, authentically, and meaningfully. I skipped the meditations and it was still great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-09-2020

Life changing

A beautiful book that I listen to over and over. I can’t rate it highly enough.

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  • Dean
  • 09-08-2020

Some great moments but a bit dull in places

Slow to start. Good in the middle. Difficult to follow meditations whilst driving. Bit dull towards the end

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  • nora shaughnessy
  • 09-05-2020

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Loved it, plain to go back and listen to some of it again and again