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InSightLA Presents Tara Brach

Tara Brach author photo Radical Compassion book cover


InSightLA invites readers to join an evening of teaching and practice with Tara Brach celebrating her new book Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN

In addition to toxic self-blame, we humans have an evolutionary-driven tendency to create “bad others,” and to cause each other harm. Our species is also on a trajectory towards greater compassion and collaboration; a pathway we can actively facilitate through deliberate practice. This evening talk explores how the practice of RAIN—a weave of mindfulness and compassion–can undo our primitive fear-based reactivity, reveal our mutual belonging, and awaken our hearts.

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Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Koreatown)
3300 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525522812
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Published: Viking - December 31st, 2019

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 book, 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.

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ISBN: 9780553380996
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