Chris’s Top Tara Brach Episodes: The Definitive List

When life gets hectic and my monkey brain starts spinning out of control–the checklists, projects, unmet goals, failures, wins, social anxieties, decision fatigue, perfectionism, FOMO, bracing against the unknown–Tara Brach’s teachings have been, for me, a reliable source of reflection and calm. Tara’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices with a sprinkle of disarming anecdotes and laugh-out-loud jokes. Below I’ve gathered my personal list of talks that I try to revisit from time to time, as a sort of semi-annual protocol to refocus on what matters.

1. The Sacred Pause

Listen (Apple Podcast) / Watch (Youtube) / Read (Transcript)

Related read: “Fire” by Judy Brown

2. From Human Doing to Human Being

Part 1: Listen (Apple Podcast) / Watch (Youtube)

Part 2: Listen (Apple Podcast) / Watch (Youtube)

3. Happiness is Possible: De-conditioning the Negativity Bias

Part 1: Listen (Apple Podcast) / Watch (Youtube)

Part 2: Listen (Apple Podcast) / Watch (Youtube)

4. Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World

Part 1: Listen (Apple Podcast) / Watch (Youtube)

Part 2: Listen (Apple Podcast) / Watch (Youtube)

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