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When we seek comfort and relief from stress, Tara Brach teaches, we often unconsciously turn to false refuges such as material wealth, approval from others, or a preoccupation with the past and future. Yet by cultivating true refuge in this moment, not only can we find shelter from the storms of life but we also open ourselves up to fully experiencing joy and fulfillment. Here, Tara Brach guides a meditation using the therapeutic R.A.I.N. process for releasing fear and healing through self-compassion.

Sounds True Practices are short downloadable audio sessions selected from our most popular courses. Affordably priced and ideal for beginners, they're a powerful way to use energy healing, guided imagery, meditation, and other proven practices at home or on the go. Put them on your smartphone, MP3 player, tablet device, or computer … and start experiencing their benefits today.This session is excerpted from Tara Brach's audio program Finding True Refuge.

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Very soothing; helps if you have practiced some mindfulness mindful

Tara's voice is spacious. In addition to the very simple, yet clear instructions, she gives a personal example from her own life that helps make this easy to relate to. I like following her on her website as well. She continues to support mindful practices weekly.

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Good practice for healing triggers.

Tara Branch does a wonderful guided practice that can help find what triggers ,and keeps us stuck and repeating patterns that stop us from finding true peace and happiness in our lives and relationships.
Using mindfulness techniques we can identify what triggers us to return to behaviors that hold us from achieving true happiness in ourselves and with our relationships.

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Easily Accessible

The RAIN acronym is a hidden gem taught by many Mindfulness teachers , usually within the context of a greater Mindfulness practice. This isolation of RAIN allows you to apply healing- exactly where it hurts.

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Blessed I am, for finding Tara. Thank you

Loved it. Listen repeatedly. Thank you. If you are struggling, in your living, in your being, in your doing, then take a pause, listen, Allow, be gentle and loving with yourself

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Love it.

I wish intro to and then meditation were in two files to just play meditation. Still, it's wonderful as it is.

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Tara is a gift to meditators.

This meditation is a so helpful in the midst of crisis. Even if you don't have a regular practice, you will find some relief from this guided meditation.

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Great Talk And Introduction to the Meditation

Tara's talks are where you can understand them.The practice at the end is great ad well. Highly recommended!

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NOTE it says Speech and it is a Speech... blah

Would you try another book from Tara Brach and/or Tara Brach?

I would not this was just blah blah blah for me. I did not like it at all.

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I wanted a meditation and this was what it said a ""SPeech". So buyer beware it is mostly a speech.

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It could of been more interesting and non-repetitive. It just kind of drug on and on and on.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Redeeming quality that it wasn't hours long.

Any additional comments?

This was not for me.

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rain meditation with no sound of rain

misleading title was not what I was expecting one of the few books that I returned or exchanged

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Loved It

I really enjoyed this meditation. its short and sweet and gets things done. ❤ Perfect.

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  • Samantha
  • 08-05-16

excellent.

left me with a feeling of acceptance and bliss, when healing from emotional trauma.
would recommend.

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  • Wendy Staden
  • 04-23-16

The power of RAIN

RAIN is an amazing meditation & emotional healinf technique & Tara is a wonderful teacher so this audible presentation is perfect - would have liked the mediation itself to be longer (it's about 15 minutes)

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  • Lynne
  • 07-16-15

Invaluable

A gentle but rational and practical approach to understanding and healing the mind. I listened again and again and found more each time.

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  • J DAVIS
  • 05-16-20

this really works 💛

A very beUtiful meditation. The experience was so painful but the healing was very profound!

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  • mr.lem
  • 04-29-19

Perfection

An excellent introduction into R.A.I.N

This book delivered the practice in an endearing and informative manner.

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  • chris b
  • 04-11-18

Truly healing

Simple, gentle and powerful. The actual practice is only 10 minutes so can be done whenever a painful situation arises

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  • crochetlady
  • 12-19-16

Mini stress buster

This introduction and short meditation provide a mini break from self induced mental knots

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  • Anthony Howard
  • 05-11-22

Rain every day

This opens my heart to accept myself that little bit more every day. Tara has a wonderful and trusting voice to help you along. A real daily meditation.

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  • Patsy Bloomfield
  • 11-13-21

Finding the space within is the hub of freedom

A great acronym and explanation of how to recognise in the moment what is happening with gentleness; allowing life to be just as it is in the present moment with honesty and consent; investigating with curiosity what is going on inside, noticing the emerging beliefs and their effects on your body; and finally taking refuge in the non identification of being in that presence with kindness - the innermost truth of what you are.

Tara Brach's delivery of this awareness meditation is gentle and restful, her guidance is like being stroked with a feather and the insights from its application are expansive.

However, if you are looking for a quick fix then this practice is not for you unless you are prepared to slow down and do the investigative work in each external situation that causes you sadness, grief, anger, frustration, confusion or conflict.

I felt I was worth the time to explore this approach and I'm very grateful for this practice of R,A,I,N. Thank you Tara!

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  • Philip B.
  • 09-20-21

Helped me a lot

This meditation is helping me control my negative beliefs and heal a lot of pain in me. Tara Brach’s voice is also a very soothing guide.

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  • Martina
  • 09-19-18

the intro precedes a meditation of kindness

The meditation at the end is so very worthwhile. Best thing to learn how to be kind to myself in situations I find difficult, especially my addiction. It helped me stand back from myself in a loving caring way. RAIN is really useful and I am glad I purchased this. I could listen to it again and again to help heal my negative self.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-25-16

This has been so helpful to me

This has been a really helpful way for me to connect with what's going on in the midst of my anxiety

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  • Trish Covich
  • 08-03-21

Relief meditation

Once again, I thank you mother Tara.
Your comforting voice and gentle guidance always brings me back home to soul. 🙏

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