Download a Free
Beginner's Meditation Kit
from Tara Brach
As a special offering I’ve put together this free kit to help you begin a meditation practice. Meditation will help you learn to focus, quiet your mind and gain a genuine sense of well-being and ease. Meditation is particularly helpful when you are stressed and dealing with difficult emotions like anger or fear.
The free kit includes:
My How to Meditate FAQ Guide. It has 13 pages of answers to the most regularly asked and important questions I receive about meditation.
Meditation Teacher, Psychologist and Author
Tara Brach, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist, internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance,True Refuge, Radical Compassion, and Trusting the Gold. Tara’s podcast addresses the value of meditation in relieving emotional suffering and serving spiritual awakening, and receives over 2 million downloads each month. In addition to her public teaching, she is active in bringing meditation into DC area schools, prisons and to underserved populations.
In response to the need for more mindfulness and compassion teachers, Tara has joined with Jack Kornfield in offering the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program — an online training program that currently includes participants from 30 countries around the globe.
I spent many years feeling that I was never doing enough. I had to produce more, learn more, help more,…to be the person I wanted to be.
It always seemed there wasn’t enough time. No matter how much I crossed off my to-do list, I still had the sense of falling short.
Much as I have experienced, many people live with a sense of personal deficiency— of never being enough. Along with this is a more generalized sense of “something is wrong,” that life’s a problem. Far from a positive motivator, this insecurity is one of the greatest sufferings in our culture as it prevents us from finding intimacy with others, from creativity at work, from relaxing and enjoying our life. The pain of chronic dissatisfaction (with ourselves, life) also fuels addictive patterns—overeating, over use of alcohol and drugs, judging and anger—as a way of soothing or protecting ourselves.
We can free ourselves from feelings of insecurity and unworthiness by learning to bring a mindful and kind attention to our inner life. This attention will naturally extend to include others. For me and countless others, meditation has been a gateway to feeling increasingly alive, connected and at home in life.
There’s much evidence that exercise is necessary for physical health.
Now science is affirming that exercising the mind—mindfulness training—leads to mental acuity and focus, as well as an increase in emotional wellbeing. Furthermore, it is the grounds for empathy and effective communications with others.
Mindfulness meditation is a way of paying attention to your moment-to-moment experience without judgment. You need only practice a short time a day to see direct results. By cultivating mindfulness, you will have increasing access to your natural wisdom and compassion, confidence and creativity.