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This course is eligible for 4.0 Home Study CE Credits (must be purchased separately). Learn more and purchase the CE Credit package.

Message from Tara: Welcome to “Transforming Emotional Suffering with RAIN – Home Study”

Self-compassion is the beginning of all emotional and spiritual healing, and compassion for others is the medicine our world needs to move towards harmony and peace.

This program introduces the RAIN meditation, the most powerful practice I know for healing our own hearts and bringing our full loving into the world.

While we each have the capacity for love and compassion, it is by intentional practice that we develop a truly wise and caring heart. Through this course you’ll learn a structured pathway for using the acronym RAIN (Recognize-Allow-Investigate-Nurture). Together, we’ll explore how the RAIN practice can help you:

  • Identify and practice basic components of mindfulness meditation
  • Discuss core causes of toxic shame & its effects individual and societally
  • Apply the 4-steps of RAIN to emotional difficulty and conflict
  • Develop an experiential understanding of sensory based attention
  • Employ necessary adaptations for using the RAIN meditation with clients who have experienced trauma
  • Describe common misunderstandings about forgiveness
  • Identify the primary challenges to cultivating compassion

As you learn how to use this simple technique to undo emotional tangles, you will begin to experience the healing and spiritual freedom that becomes possible when we contact the vulnerability within ourselves and others, and respond with a loving heart.

The teachings in this course are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

I hope you will enjoy!


What is the course format for Transforming Suffering with RAIN?

This is an on demand, self-paced course. You can start any time and go at your own pace.
The course is comprised of 4 modules with 2 video sessions of 10–35 minutes each (all are closed captioned)
Sessions include guided practices
Practice sessions offered after each module include a guided meditation and journaling exercises.
Bonus materials and resources for further study

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Watch Intro Video

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Tara Brach

Tara Brach is a meditation teacher, psychologist and author of several books including international bestselling Radical Acceptance, Radical Compassion and Trusting the Gold. Her popular weekly podcast on emotional healing and spiritual awakening is downloaded 3 million times a month. Tara is founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and has been active in bringing meditation into schools, prisons and underserved populations. Together with Jack Kornfield, she has co-founded Cloud Sangha and the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Program, which serves participants from 74 countries around the world. Tara’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world.

Course curriculum

    1. A Message from Tara

    2. Getting Started - “Transforming Emotional Suffering with RAIN – Home Study”

    3. Join a RAIN Group to Practice Together with Others [Optional]

    1. Session 1: Remembering Who We Are

    2. Session 2: RAIN Creates a Clearing

    3. Practice A: Meditation and Journaling

    1. Session 3: Living from the Wholeness of Our Being

    2. Session 4: Stepping Out of Reactivity

    3. Practice B: Meditation and Journaling

    1. Session 5: Letting Go of Anger and Blame

    2. Session 6: Breaking the Cycles of Violence

    3. Practice C: Meditation and Journaling

    1. Session 7: The Trance of the Unreal Other

    2. Session 8: Widening the Circles of Compassion

    3. Practice D: Meditation and Journaling

    1. Additional Resources, Student feedback and Acknowledgments

    2. A Final Note from Tara...

About this course

  • $49.99
  • 21 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content

Join Tara in "Transforming Emotional Suffering with RAIN - Home Study"