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Summary

Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist teachings, illustrative stories and the transformative power of meditation, Tara guides us in healing the shame and fear that bind our hearts. 

In the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being 'good enough', feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or - often most importantly - being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection. Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable - and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject. 

©2003 Tara Brach (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Radical Acceptance offers us an invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion. Please enjoy this nourishing and healing book." (Thich Nhat Hanh)

"An insightful, warmhearted and important contribution to the emerging field of therapeutic mindfulness." (Tara Bennett-Goleman)

"Offers gentle wisdom and tender healing." (Jack Kornfield) 

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fantastic content deserves better narrator

This book contains important and timeless wisdom, but the the narrator doesn't do it Justice. it's just about tolerable, but she doesn't seem to understand or care about the content much at all. I sorely wish she understood the importance of pauses. it spoils the flow and digestibility of the content when she rattles through profound points without a breath. the guided meditation sessions are hopeless; it might as well be read by Siri. Tara Brach's own authenticity is required here. fortunately Tara narrated at least one of her other books, which results is a dramatically improved listening experience.

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The narration is just awful

I returned this audio book. The narration is just awful. I really wanted to listen to this audio book, and I gave it a go, but I couldn't go through with it as Cassandra Campbell as a narrator is just terrible. She narrated Pema Chodron's book "When Things Fall Apart" and I couldn't listen to that either. She completely ruined it. Penguin: please get someone else other than Cassandra Campbell to narrate your audio books. I cannot listen to her drab, dreary voice.

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Lovely book

This is a lovely book. Well written with some smashing guided practices you can learn and useful ideas introduced. It would’ve been nice of the meditations were given separate chapter titles for ease of access on the audio book.

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An exceptional listen with lots to learn.

My only gripe were the hasty guided meditations. But even so I do not in the slightest regret my purchase. If you're looking to help yourself heal and/or live, give it a shot. It's a good step.

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inspirational and calming

absolutely loved this, some chapters really resonated with my own experience of life, which I found very reassuring. Have a new found peace. thanks 😊

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Wonderful!

I’ve been wanting to read (listen) to Tara for some time and it did not disappoint.
This book has helped me immensely on my spiritual journey. It is expertly layered to appeal to advanced spiritual practitioners as well as those just beginning their journey.
If you are just starting, begin your journey here.

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Excellent

Tara has been so helpful on my own spiritual path, through her meditations an talks.
This is a great book to listen to if you are looking deepen your awakening.

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A helpful step on the path of awakening

Thoroughly enjoyable! Yet insightful & profound.
The combination of therapeutic insight coupled with spiritual awakening made the book more impactful & thought provoking & powerful

I recommend this book to everyone. And I will continue to use this book as part of my spiritual support on my journey to enlightenment.

Thank you Tara. Namaste.

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Sit back, listen and relax

Thanks Tara
The book offers simple and easy to understand explanation a number of inner dilemmas that we experience in our psychological world. It also offers some realistic solutions.

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Wonderful helpful book

This book is a tour de force. There is so much spiritual and personal development in it to be gained. I listened on slightly fast speed to make the timing for a book club. I will go back and listen again. I especially loved the detailed word by word relating of tender conversations with clients and self.
Tara repeats spiritual and emotional truths in many different ways which make them easier to be understood and absorbed. Thank you.

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  • Carmen U
  • 08-08-20

Amazing thank you so much

Amazing book! Thank you so much! It gave me peace and understanding. I love it!

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  • 20-04-22

Life changing book

This was the best spiritual book for me, and i have read quite a few, this helped me to understand so much, she explains very well and gives so many examples . She is so wise this is an amazing work , i am in awe

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Best insights in the nature of yourself

Tara’s words cuts through the concepts of Myself. Even one image of Myself remains underscored.

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  • User from Ticino, Switzerland
  • 27-11-21

Maybe it’s me, but I found it terrible

Maybe it’s me, but I found it terrible even though I like Tara Brach otherwise. I found it hard to follow and with no clear point (or even worst the point was made in the first 30min, the rest was just mumbling on with examples with no added value). Maybe I’ll be ready further on. The only positive thing is that overall it made me think about myself and my close ones with more kindness and awareness.