Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
by Tara Brach, PH.D.
Radical Acceptance is the book chosen to accompany the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa theme for June 2020
"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork—all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's twenty years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.
Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales and guided meditations. Step by step, she shows how we can stop being at war with ourselves and begin to live fully every precious moment of our lives.
"Through her deep experience as a therapist, Buddhist meditation teacher, yogi, and mother, Tara Brach sheds light upon the vital subject of learning to realize inner completeness, wholeness, and healing."
—Lama Aurya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within and Awakening to the Sacred
"Radical Acceptance is a clear, practical, and caring guide that shows us how to move from shame and self-hatred to a revolution in consciousness: loving ourselves for who we are, and for the innate capacities of the human heart."
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience and Lovngkindness
Tara Brach, PH.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of True Refuge and Radical Acceptance, winner of a Books for a Better Life Award. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C., and has conducted workshops across the country. She lives in Great Falls, Virginia, with her husband, her mother, and three dogs.