082 – RAIN: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – with Tara Brach
“The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion using the following four steps:
- Recognize what is happening;
- Allow the experience to be there, just as it is;
- Investigate with interest and care;
- Nurture with self-compassion.
You can take your time and explore RAIN as a stand-alone meditation or move through the steps whenever challenging feelings arise.” tarabrach.com
Tara Brach is an international leader in mindfulness and Buddhist teachings. She blends Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering.
We’re grateful to Tara for kindly allowing us to share her wonderful free spiritual teaching resources.