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.
Tara Brach, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist, founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, USA and an internationally known teacher of Buddhist meditation. She is the author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge.
Tara has offered numerous keynote speeches and accredited workshops for mental health practitioners interested in integrating meditative practices into psychotherapy. She has also been active in bringing meditation into prisons and into the curriculum in Washington, DC area schools.
Tens of thousands of people around the world listen daily to Tara's free podcasts - meditations and talks that serve emotional healing and spiritual awakening.