Rest in Awareness with RAIN | Radical Compassion

This is the final post in this Radical Compassion Series.

Thank you for joining me. I know personally the benefits of RAIN as I tend to use it almost daily. It takes practice, yet it brings such kindness and tenderness to who we are as humans.

This is what Tara Brach shares with us at the end of the study guide for the book.

4. Resting in Awareness (“After the RAIN”) is a sweet opportunity to reap the rewards of RAIN, as it deepens familiarity with loving awareness as the truth of who you are, more than any story you tell about yourself. Journal and/or discuss with the group whatever you are discovering about your true essence.
Practice: Rest in Awareness (p. 241)

5. What might you do, in your life, to increasingly bring your practice of wisdom and compassion to your own heart, and to the world? How can you widen the circles to touch the suffering of the earth, non-human beings and those struggling with poverty, social injustice, oppression and/or dis-ease?
It can be a big undertaking! Identify one thing that you can do this week to get started.

You can listen to my Mindfulness class on this topic. This focuses on Chapter 11 in Radical Compassion, “The RAIN of Compassion.” Also see Tara’s study guide in the resources below.

  • Grounding Meditation (0:00 – 7:00)
  • Rest in Awareness (7:00 – 10:37)
  • Final Rain Practice (10:37 – 30:00)

Audio from the Session

Buy the book, Radical Compassion, on Amazon

Tara Brach’s RAIN Resources including Study Guide, other PDFs, and audios

Thank you for joining me here on the website for this series. Be sure to see my free mindfulness classes hosted by My Vinyasa Practice.

Details on all of my classes here. If you need assistance in working through this RAIN process, I can assist you with my Transformational Mindfulness Coaching services. I use this with clients.

Tara Brach, one of the foremost Mindfulness teachers has written a book Radical Compassion. She uses a specific technique called RAIN, which is an acronym that helps us to work with both physically and emotionally challenging experiences, such as anxiety, worry, or guilt. We can use this along with Loving-Kindness meditation.

In meditation classes, I have frequently taught this practice. I’d like to share it with you as well here so you may find a gentleness of compassion and love as you allow the shower of RAIN to wash over you.

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