What is It Like to Be You? | Radical Compassion

In Chapter 10, we first look to uncover the hidden biases that we may have. Tara speaks of “Unreal Other” when we cannot see another’s pain because of our own judgments. It is a trance that keeps us separated from humanity. Once we become conscious of this we can respond to others while they are suffering, with understanding, compassion and an awake and inclusive heart.

You can listen to my Mindfulness class on this topic. This focuses on Chapter 10 in Radical Compassion, “The RAIN of Compassion.” Also see Tara’s study guide in the resources below.

  • Opening and Grounding Down Practice (0:00 – 8:00)
  • Chapter 10 – The RAIN of Compassion (8:00 – 16:30)
  • What is It Like to Be You? RAIN Meditation (16:30 – 33:28)

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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