Taking in the Goodness | Radical Compassion

In Chapter 9, Tara speaks of our Basic Goodness. Just like the golden Buddha was originally covered with clay and mud, we too cover our goodness with our conditioned ego patterns of limit, judgment and doubt.

As Tara says, “Basic goodness is the gold of our true nature: the universal qualities of awareness, aliveness, love, creativity, and intelligence that live through all of us.”

In this audio, I use a meditation from one of Tara’s talks on RAIN. This is not the RAIN practice, but a meditation that is similar to Loving-Kindness with a lovely twist as we take in the goodness of ourselves and others.

You can listen to my Mindfulness class on this topic. This focuses on Chapter 9 in Radical Compassion, “Seeing the Goodness.” Also see Tara’s study guide in the resources below.

  • Grounding Practice (0:00 – 5:00)
  • Chapter 9 – Seeing the Goodness (5:00 – 13:13)
  • Taking in the Goodness Meditation (13:13 – 37:06)

Audio from the Session


Buy the book, Radical Compassion, on Amazon

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

I look forward to joining you with this practice throughout the month here on my website, my Tuesday livestream, and also in 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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