|About the Book|
Tara Brach leads a weekly meditation class in the metro D.C. area, and Ive been to several of them. Her sessions inspire just as much calm and assuredness as this book does. Tara is sort of like the anti-Dr. Phil. Instead of screaming at you about what an idiot you are, Tara puts a comforting arm around you, like an old friend, and using a combination of psychological techniques and a gentle form of Theravada Buddhism, she shows us how we can stop living with doubt, regret, and fear and lead a happy, fulfilled life, with a clarity of mind that we can then use to reach out to others who are mired in the same delusions we once were. Me, Im still working on all of this, but Tara offers you the tools to help you get to a better place, if youre only willing to make the effort.Some might argue that Taras approach is too lightweight. Fair enough. Its not for everybody. Im sure some people WANT Dr. Phil to smack them around. Different personalities need different approaches. Tara fills an important need for those who appreciate a gentler approach to getting themselves whipped into psychic shape.