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Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN Paperback – 2 January 2020
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Radical Compassion lays out a path of straightforward, accessible practices grounded in both modern brain science and ancient wisdom―with the soul and depth you’d expect from a world-class meditation teacher and psychologist. A masterpiece. -- Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Resilient and Hardwiring Happiness
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, author of Love for Imperfect Things and The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
Tara Brach has an uncanny ability to home in precisely on what we need in the moment, so we can meet that need from within. She teaches a simple but life-changing practice to bring presence and compassion to any moment of shame or longing or struggle, transforming our pain into love. This book is a treasure from one of the most important spiritual teachers of our time. -- Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
In this magnificent synthesis of her important teachings in cultivating compassion in our everyday lives, Tara Brach offers us a life-changing tool to open our awareness with love and healing. This important book is as practical as it is profound, a deep and lasting gift for us all. -- Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence and Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human
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- Publisher : Rider (2 January 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1846045665
- ISBN-13 : 978-1846045660
- Item Weight : 286 g
- Dimensions : 13.5 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #51,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tara Brach ‘walks her talk’ - she lives what she teaches.
I have been putting her teachings into practice over the past 3 years and have negotiated many challenges with more ease, love and care than I ever would have been able to before.
I got halfway through the book and realised I was reading the same thing over and over. I genuinely feel that RAIN could have been explained in a blog post or two - to force it into a whole book was a slog for the reader, and clearly just a way for Brach to capitalise on her practice.
I also think the neuroscience explanations are too simplistic. Much of the explanations are borrowed from other well-known trauma practitioners e.g. Dan Seigel, which makes me think that she has nothing new to bring to the table, and even the explanations she chooses to use are considerably dumbed down. I thought as a psychologist, Brach would have the capacity to explain complex terms to her audience, but it looks like she prefers to gloss over the science and any kind of complexity whatsoever.
I was looking for something radical, and this was not it. It was RAIN on every single page, every single chapter, which made me forget this this was supposed to be about 'compassion' to begin with. It felt more like a meditation than a learning experience, which was not what I was expecting.