Finding True Refuge

  • by Tara Brach
  • Narrated by Tara Brach
  • 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Insights and Practices for Finding Sanctuary in Any Circumstance
When the difficulties and losses of life feel overwhelming, is there someplace we can turn for the safety, nurturing, and peace that we long for? Most of us are strongly conditioned to react with fear and confusion, falling back on strategies of judgment, control, addictive behaviors, and anger. Yet there is another way. “In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love,” teaches Tara Brach. On Finding True Refuge, this renowned psychologist and meditation teacher offers you three sessions of spiritual teachings and practices for finding your way home to the inner sanctuary that is always available. Tara reveals how the three gateways of refuge-truth, love, and awareness-allow us to draw on our own deepest wisdom, and offers eight guided meditations that include:


Mindful awareness-cultivating a non-judging, present-centered attention
Using the therapeutic RAIN process for releasing fear and healing through self-compassion
Letting go of our desire for control and certainty
Cultivating a forgiving heart for ourselves and others
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, we not only find reliable and trustworthy shelter from the storms of life, we also open ourselves up to fully experiencing joy and fulfillment. With Finding True Refuge, Tara brings you essential practices for awakening to the aliveness within you, and discovering that you can love this life - no matter what.

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A list of the meditations would be helpful

Russian roulette for meditations since there are only chapter numbers and each meditation begins the same way with no introduction as to which meditation it is. Very unhelpful, defeating the purpose of mindfulness. The actual meditations are fine, sometimes the pauses are a bit long, but that's fairly common for guided recorded meditations. You'd be better off getting a hard copy, maybe that would have a track list on the back. Or just buy individual copies of the meditations, then you'll know which is which.
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- Kindle Customer

True refuge.

Hearing Tara's voice on this recording is so comforting. I'm finding the wisdom she shares to be having immediate impacts on my life. Thank you.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2013
  • Publisher: Sounds True