Radical Acceptance is a guide to finding peace in the face of life’s inevitable challenges. Drawing on Buddhist philosophy and Western psychology, author Tara Brach offers readers a way to embrace their lives with compassion and wisdom. The book explains how to deal with difficult emotions such as anger, fear, and shame, as well as chronic physical or emotional pain. Radical Acceptance also includes instructions for daily meditation exercises and guidelines for creating a personal practice.
For who is this book for ?
Radical Acceptance is for anyone who wants to learn how to live more fully and with greater peace of mind. The book offers practical advice for dealing with difficult emotions, pain, and other challenges in life. It also includes a section on meditation exercises and guidelines for creating a personal practice.
- This book is full of wisdom and guidance to help people live a more peaceful life.
- The author’s own personal experiences offer valuable insight and examples.
- There are many helpful exercises included, such as meditation instructions and daily practices.
- The author’s writing style may not be for everyone.
- The book is dense with theory and difficult to read straight through.
- It could benefit from more practical application tips.
Learn more about the author
Tara Brach is a clinical psychologist, Buddhist teacher, and author. She has been leading meditation retreats since the early 1990s and founded the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. in 2002. Brach’s books include Radical Acceptance (2004) and True Refuge (2013).
“Brach has a wonderful ability to take complex concepts and make them accessible. She offers us both the wisdom of the ages and modern psychological insights, threaded together with her own personal story.”
“Tara Brach has a genius for translating abstract concepts from Eastern philosophy into immediately applicable wisdom for Westerners. Radical Acceptance is an essential guidebook to living with greater ease and peace.”
“This is a wonderful, wise book. It has helped me so much on my own journey of self-acceptance and growth.”
“This is a guidebook to finding our way home to our true selves. Tara Brach’s wise and compassionate advice offers us all a road map back to ourselves.”