Guided Meditation: The Sky of Awareness

2011-02-09 - Guided Meditation - The Sky of Awareness

Direct download: 2011-02-09-Meditation-Sky-of-Awareness-TaraBrach-ed2.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Part 1: The Sure Heart's Release

2011-02-29 - Part 1 - The Sure Heart's release - Our longing is to realize and embody loving presence, yet we each have deeply conditioned habits that bind our hearts. This talk reflects on these habits, and explores how we can free ourselves by bringing a mindful, compassionate attention to places where we are most trapped in feeling separate, fearful and unworthy.

No class on December 25 - enjoy a favorite from 2011.

Direct download: 2011-02-09-Pt1-Sure-Hearts-Release-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Part 2: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love

2013-12-18 - Part 2: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love - This two part series explores the evolutionary conditioning of fear and judgment that contracts us away from love and acceptance, and the quality of mindful presence - in relating inwardly and in communicating with others - that awakens and frees our hearts.

Included at the end: "Holiday Dharma" - fun and song from La Sarmiento as part of IMCW's 2013 winter solstice celebration.

Direct download: 2013-12-18-Pt2-Evolving-Toward-Unconditional-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Being Presence 2

2013-12-18 - Guided Meditation: Being Presence 2

Direct download: 2013-12-18-Meditation-Being-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

Part 1: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love

2013-12-11 - Part 1: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love - This two part series explores the evolutionary conditioning of fear and judgment that contracts us away from love and acceptance, and the quality of mindful presence - in relating inwardly and in communicating with others - that awakens and frees our hearts.

Direct download: 2013-12-11-Pt1-Evolving-Toward-Unconditional-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Space & Aliveness

2013-12-11 - Guided Meditation: Space & Aliveness

Direct download: 2013-12-11-Meditation-Space-and-Aliveness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

Wings of Homecoming (retreat talk)

2013-10-23 - Wings of Homecoming (retreat talk) - Part of incarnating is to feel separate and forget the mysterious oneness that is our home. This talk explores the two dimensions of awareness that when awakened reveal the openness, lucidity and love that expresses our true nature.

Direct download: 2013-10-23-WedPM-Wings-of-Homecoming-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

The Evolving of Generosity

2013-11-27 - The Evolving of Generosity - This talk explores how we can open out of the habit of grasping and deliberately nourish our natural capacity for generosity, for living love.

Direct download: 2013-11-27-Evolving-of-Generosity-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Listening to & Feeling the Moment

2013-11-27 Guided Meditation: Listening to & Feeling the Moment


Accessing Innate Wisdom

2013-11-20 Accessing Innate Wisdom - Wisdom is an innate capacity, but often covered over by trance. This talk explores how we abandon ourselves as we busily seek ways to feel more worthy, loveable and safe. We then look at the pathway home, the radical non-doing and space of silence that allows wisdom and love to flow through.

Direct download: 2013-11-20-Accessing-Innate-Wisdom-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Choiceless Awareness

2013-11-20 Guided Meditation: Choiceless Awareness

Direct download: 2013-11-20-Meditation-Choiceless-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

Part 2: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening

2013-11-13 - Part 2 - Vulnerability, Intimacy and Spiritual Awakening - We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid feeling or expressing that vulnerability. Yet intimacy with this unlived life is the gateway to connecting authentically with others, full aliveness and spiritual realization.  These talks explore the ways that we defend ourselves, and the pathway to gently, wisely and intelligently disarming and freeing our hearts.

Direct download: 2013-11-13-Pt2-Vulnerability-Intimacy-Spiritual-Awakening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Breath & Presence

2013-11-13 - Guided Meditation: Breath & Presence

Direct download: 2013-11-13-Meditation-Breath-and-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening

2013-11-06 - Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening - We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid feeling or expressing that vulnerability. Yet intimacy with this unlived life is the gateway to connecting authentically with others, full aliveness and spiritual realization.  These talks explore the ways that we defend ourselves, and the pathway to gently, wisely and intelligently disarming and freeing our hearts.

Direct download: 2013-11-06-Pt1-Vulnerability-Intimacy-Spiritual-Awakening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Continuous Space, Filled with Awareness

2013-11-06-Guided Meditation: Continuous Space, Filled with Awareness

Direct download: 2013-11-09-Meditation-Continuous-Space-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT

Healing Self-Doubt

2013-10-30 - Healing Self-Doubt - Siddhartha Gautama’s last challenge before enlightenment was doubt, and to some degree, most of us live with limiting beliefs about our own worthiness and goodness. This talk looks at the tenacity of self-doubt and the power of mindfulness, investigation and compassion in releasing its grip.

Direct download: 2013-10-30-Healing-Self-Doubt-TaraBrach2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

2013-10-30 - Guided Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence

Direct download: 2013-10-30-Meditation-Relax-Back-Into-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Guided Forgiveness Practice (retreat)

2013-10-20 SatPM (retreat) Guided Forgiveness Practice - Instructions, then a guided forgiveness meditation.

Direct download: 2013-10-20-SunPM-Forgiveness-Practice-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

The Heartspace That is Our True Home (retreat talk)

2013-10-19 - The Heartspace That is Our True Home - (retreat talk) - By dedicating ourselves to loving the life that is right here--ourselves--we discover the heartspace that holds this world.  This talk explores the pathways of forgiveness, offering and letting in love, and gratitude that reveal the vastness of loving presence.

Direct download: 2013-10-19-SatPM-Heartspace-Our-True-Home-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Part 2: Happiness

2013-10-16 - Part 2: Happiness - This 2-part series explores conditioned and unconditioned happiness: What blocks us from experiencing true well-being, and the skillful means that allow this natural expression of our being to shine through.

Direct download: 2013-10-16-Part2-Happiness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Listening to, and Feeling, the Moment

2013-10-16 Guided Meditation: Listening to, and Feeling, the Moment


Part 1: Happiness

2013-10-09 - Part 1: Happiness - This 2-part series explores conditioned and unconditioned happiness: What blocks us from experiencing true well-being, and the skillful means that allow this natural expression of our being to shine through.

Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-10-09-Part1-Happiness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Being Presence

2013-10-09 - Guided Meditation: Being Presence

Direct download: 2013-10-09-Meditation-Being-Presence-Tarabrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Loving Life, Loving Earth

2013-10-02 - Loving Life, Loving Earth - What will it take to have us collectively awaken to the suffering of our earth and respond?  This talk looks at how we are destroying our larger body, the earth; what stops us from recognizing and opening to the suffering of loss, and ways we can evolve our consciousness and act on behalf of this precious life. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-10-02-Loving-Life-Loving-Earth-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Choosing Living Presence

2013-10-02 - Guided Meditation: Choosing Living Presence

Direct download: 2013-10-02-Meditation-Choosing-Living-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

Part 2: Entering the Wilderness

2013-09-25 - Part 2: Entering the Wilderness - On all spiritual paths, we journey into the inner wilderness to discover the nature of nature - the truth of who we are. The entry is through bringing a kind and full presence to the life of our bodies. These two talks explore the conditioning that leads us to dissociation, and the blessings of full aliveness, open heartedness and wisdom that arise when we come home to embodied presence.

Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-09-25-Pt2-Entering-the-Wilderness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness) Meditation

2013-09-25 - Guided Meditation - Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness)

Direct download: 2013-09-25-Meditation-Vipassana-Insight-Mindfulness.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Part 1: Entering the Wilderness

2013-09-18 - Part 1 - Entering the Wilderness - On all spiritual paths, we journey into the inner wilderness to discover the nature of nature - the truth of who we are.  The entry is through bringing a kind and full presence to the life of our bodies. These two talks explore the conditioning that leads us to dissociation, and the blessings of full aliveness, open heartedness and wisdom that arise when we come home to embodied presence.
Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-09-18-Pt1-Entering-the-Wilderness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

Guided Meditation: Embodied Presence

2013-09-18 Guided Meditation: Embodied Presence

Direct download: 2013-09-18-Meditation-Embodied-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Peace Work

2013-09-11 - Peace Work - The hope for inner and world peace lies in our evolutionary capacity to shift from Fight-Flight-Freeze reactivity to responding to aggravation with Attend-Befriend. This talk explores the three elements on this path of awakening that support us in this transformation:  Remembering our true aspiration; taking full responsibility (for whatever arises in our experience) and widening the circles of our caring to include all beings. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-09-11-Peace-Work-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Breath and Awareness

2013-09-11 - Guided Meditation: Breath and Awareness

Direct download: 2013-09-11-Meditation-Breath-and-Awareness.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

From Egoic to Unconditioned Loving

2013-09-04 - From Egoic to Unconditioned Loving - When we are caught in the sense of separation and unmet needs, our love is marbled with fear and attachment.  This talk describes the chain of conditioning that perpetuates the constrictions of egoic love and explores several courageous activities--sharing our vulnerability, expressing love, extending and receiving love-- that awaken us to the vastness and freedom of pure loving awareness. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-09-04-From-Egoic-to-Unconditioned-Loving-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Guided Meditation - Letting Life Be As It Is

2013-09-04 - Guided Meditation - Letting Life Be As It Is

Direct download: 2013-09-04-Meditation-Letting-Life-Be-As-It-Is-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

2013-08-28 - Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities - Whenever Mara--the shadow side--appeared during the Buddha's life, his response was simple and liberating: "I see you Mara," and,"Please, come…let's have tea." In that spirit, this talk explores three approaches to relating to fear with a mindful and compassionate presence. The flute meditation at the end of the talk is given by Akal Dev. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-08-28-Part2-Relating-To-Fearsome-Deities-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Rest As Presence

2013-08-28 - Guided Meditation: Rest As Presence

Direct download: 2013-08-28-Meditation-Rest-As-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Part 1: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

2013-08-21 - Part 1: Relating to the Fearsome Deities - Our relationship to fear shapes our life experience. If we are unconscious, and reflexively try to manage fear, our identity takes the shape of the body of fear. If instead we learn to attend and befriend fear, we discover the freedom of our awakened heart. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-08-21-Relating-to-Fearsome-Deities-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Resting As Awareness

2013-08-21 - Guided Meditation: Resting As Awareness

Direct download: 2013-08-21-Meditation-Resting-As-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

The Gift of Silence - (from 2007)

2007-09-26 - The Gift of Silence - Through all spiritual traditions, there is a valuing of silence and stillness. When the mind has quieted, it becomes possible to see into the truth of what we are. Yet quieting can turn into a battle with the process of the thinking mind. This talk explores practices that allow us to settle in a natural way, the presence which is silence itself, and the wisdom and love that flows freely when we live from that silence. Please support the continuation of this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Thank you for your generosity.

Direct download: 2007-09-26-The-Gift-of-Silence-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Into the Stillness

2007-09-26 - Guided Meditation: Into the Stillness

Direct download: 2007-09-26-Meditation-Into-the-Stillness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

True Belonging

2013-08-07 - True Belonging - We all have a longing to belong. When pursued at the egoic level--often through our good-personhood projects--there may be temporary satisfaction but our sense of separation is ultimately reinforced.  In contrast, bringing mindfulness and compassion to whatever is arising dissolves the sense of separation and reveals the basic goodness of our own loving presence. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-08-07-True-Belonging-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

Meditation: The Aliveness and Space of Presence

2013-08-07 - Guided Meditation - The Aliveness and Space of Presence


From Story to Presence

2009-09-09 - From Story to Presence - A fundamental skill cultivated through meditation is awakening from our stories and arriving back in the aliveness of the moment. If we investigate, we find that a large portion of our stories create physical and emotional stress, separate us from others, and obscure the truth of who we are. In this talk you are invited to identify several of your "top ten hits", explore how these stories live in your body, and reconnect with living presence.

Direct download: 2009-09-09-From-Story-to-Presence-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

Meditation - Relaxing the Heart

2009-09-09 - Relaxing the Heart

Direct download: 2009-09-09-Meditation-Relax-the-Heart-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

2013-07-24 - Three Gestures of Love - If we inquire "what is between me and presence" we usually find we've been caught inside a limiting story of self, contracted by wants and fears. This talk explores a simple yet powerful way of arousing loving presence and dissolving the narrow identification that keeps us from inhabiting our awakened heartmind.

Direct download: 2013-07-24-Three-Gestures-of-Love-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

Guided Meditation: A Listening, Receptive Presence

2013-07-24 - Guided Meditation: A Listening, Receptive Presence

Direct download: 2013-07-24-A-Listening-Receptive-Presence-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

Introducción a la Meditación Parte 1: El Arte y Ciencia de la Meditación

2010-10-13 - Introducción a la Meditación Parte 1: El Arte y Ciencia de la Meditación
La primera sesión define la meditación y describe las enseñanzas budistas que le dan contexto al camino de la practica. Exploramos las dos formas básicas de meditación - concentración y conciencia plena - y luego nos enfocamos en el entrenamiento de conciencia plena: trayendo atención de conciencia plena a la respiración y sensaciones corporales. Las meditaciones guiadas incluyen el establecimiento de una intención y la pausa sagrada; aprendiendo a "regresar" usando la respiración como un ancla; y "estando aquí" con una presencia encarnada.

Transcriptora: Sashi Gabrielle (sashigabrielle@gmail.com)
Traductora: Lara Cozzo (laracozo@yahoo.com)
Editora: Diana Bermudez (mer.dd@verizon.net)
Voz: Diana María Holguín (dmholguin@gmail.com)


2013-07-17 - Absolute Cooperation with the Inevitable - This talk addresses common misunderstandings about acceptance (allowing, "letting be") and explores the challenges and blessings of opening to the raw emotions that we habitually avoid. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-07-17-Absolute-Cooperation-with-the-Inevitable-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Meditation: Letting Life Be, Just As It is

2013-07-17 - Guided Meditation: Letting Life Be, Just As It Is


2013-07-10 - Skeleton Woman: Embracing This Living and Dying World - Based on a wonderful myth told by Clarissa Estes, this talk looks at the way we run from "lady death" and the blessings of opening our arms and heart. It is a repeat from 2009-10-07 and fits in well with Tara's topic for next week. If we can embrace the whole of our nature with unconditional presence - including the inevitability of change and loss--we discover deep wisdom and enduring love. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2009-10-07-Skeleton-Woman-TaraBrach-2013-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Embodied Spirit

2012-09-19 Guided Meditation: Embodied Spirit

Direct download: 2012-09-19-Meditation-Embodied-Spirit-OM-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

2013-07-03 - Part 2: Hope and the Spiritual Path - In this talk we further define the nature of mature or spiritual hope as part of a trinity that includes trust and love, and explore what blocks its unfolding.  We then review how different people have "hit bottom" and found their way to the energy, receptivity and openness of hope.

Direct download: 2013-07-03-pt2-hope-spiritual-path-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Beingness and Aliveness

2013-07-04 - Guided Meditation: Beingness and Aliveness

Direct download: 2013-07-03-beingness-aliveness-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

Guided Meditation: The Dance of Aliveness

2013-06-26 - Guided Meditation: The Dance of Aliveness

Direct download: 2013-06-26-dance-aliveness-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

2013-06-26 - Part 1: Hope and the Spiritual Path - This talk looks at the difference between egoic hopes and fears, and the quality of hopefulness ("holy hope") that is an essential demension in spiritual experience.  We reflect on the three components of hope that serve awakening: Aspiration, Trust and Dedication of energy.

Direct download: 2013-06-26-hope-spiritual-path-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT

2009-05-07 - Bodhisattva Path - Widening Circles of Compassion - A bodhisattva (awakened being) is committed to relieving suffering and living life from an all inclusive loving presence. This shift of identity from a self centered focus to one of realizing our radical interdependence is a natural part of our spiritual evolution and represents the hope for healing our world. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2009-05-07-Bodhisattva-Path-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

2009-05-02 - (retreat talk) Awakening from Virtual Reality - This talk examines how we get stuck in identifying as a separate, deficient self, and the way that a deep attention frees us from trance.

Direct download: 2009-05-02-Awakening-from-Virtual-Reality-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Tara is away this week. Enjoy a favorite talk from 12/9/2009. Spiritual practice reveals our belonging through bringing presence to three gateways: the aliveness of the present moment, loving relatedness, and the openness and lucidity of awareness itself. This talk includes guided meditations in exploring each gateway. Note: poem, "She Dreamed of Cows" is by Norah Pollard.

Direct download: 2009-12-09-Longing-to-Belong-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

2013-05-29 - Practicing Meditation: "Getting Out Of Your Own Way" - The depth and vitality of a meditation practice depends on our sincerity, and an attitude of curiosity and friendliness.  With this as the grounds, our practice will cultivate the clear seeing and openheartedness that expresses our deepest nature. This talk covers basic ingredients in a meditation practice, and includes a half hour of questions and responses. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-05-29-Getting-Out-of-Your-Own-Way-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

2013-05-22 - Being to Being - Loving Beyond the Trance - We have strong conditioning to relate to each other from a sense of separateness--persona to persona. This talk looks at what traps us in egoic relating and how several simple yet powerful reflections can open us to pure, unconditioned loving.

Direct download: 2013-05-22-Being-to-Being--Loving-Beyond-the-Trance-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

2013-05-15 Guided Meditation: Open, Wakeful Presence

Direct download: 2013-05-15-Meditation-Open-Wakeful-Presence-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

2013-05-15 - Releasing the Barriors to Unconditional Loving - We long for love and habitually armor our hearts. This talk explores the aggression and clinging that protect our wound of feeling unlovable, and the ways that mindfulness can dissolve our defenses and reveal our inner refuge of pure loving presence.

Direct download: 2013-05-15-Releasing-the-Barriers-to-Unconditional-Loving-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

2013-05-08 - Meditation: Coming Home to Being - Enjoy the meditation prior to the talk at Tara's Wednesday night's class at RRUUC.

Direct download: 2013-05-08-Meditation-Coming-Home-to-Being-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

2013-05-08 - Remembering Being - Our fear-based doings block us from realizing the formless dimension of our Being, and living from that source of wisdom and love.  This talk explores the habitual control strategies that keep us from presence; and the role of mindfulness and lovingkindness in reconnecting with the ground of Being.

Direct download: 2013-05-08-Remembering-Being-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Loving Ourselves (Retreat Talk)

2013-04-28 - Retreat Talk: Loving Ourselves - The greatest truths we forget, and one of them is that if we don't love the life that is right here--what we perceive as self--we are unable to embrace our world. This talk explores the suffering of turning on ourselves and the deep freedom that arises when we commit to relating to our inner life with loving presence.

Direct download: 2013-04-28-SunPM-Loving-Ourselves-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

2013-04-24 - Letting Go Into Living and Dying - Our capacity to live and love fully is directly related to our acceptance of change and loss. This talk explores how we avoid the pain of loss, ways of practicing that open us to this changing world, and the gifts of letting go into the flow.

Direct download: 2013-04-24-Letting-Go-Into-Living-and-Dying-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

2013-04-17 - Entering the Mystery - John O'Donahue writes, "We are so busy managing our lives, we forget this great mystery we are involved in." This talk looks at the ways we pull away from the mystery and the path of "beginners mind" that enables us to encounter this living world with freshness, courage and wonder. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 20130417-Tara_Brach-IMCW-entering_the_mystery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

2013-04-10 - Heavenly Messengers - Tara interviews Frank Ostaseski, founder of Zen Hospice, on a contemplative approach to death and dying. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130410-Tara_Brach-IMCW-heavenly_messengers.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

2013-04-03 - Part 3: Three Blessings - Looking In the Mirror - The third gift on the journey of awakening is the mirror. In this talk we explore how to look back into our own minds and discover the timeless, radiant presence that is our essence. It is this realization of our Beingness that enables us to live these lives with wisdom, love and wonder. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130403-Tara_Brach-IMCW-part_3_three_gifts_looking_in_the_mirror.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

2013-03-27 - Part 2: Three Blessings - Inner Fire - Each of us has the longing to manifest our full potential--to realize and live from loving, awake awareness. This longing is our inner fire, and when conscious and vibrant, it energizes the spiritual path. In this talk we reflect on how fear obscures and redirects our inner fire, and how practices of presence and wise reflection awaken the power and purity of our longing. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130327-Tara_Brach-IMCW-part_2_three_blessings_inner_fire.mp3
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(retreat talk) Self Compassion

2009-10-26 - (retreat talk) Self Compassion - We can only find love and peace in this life if we are able to hold our inner life with compassion. This talk explores the subtle and therefore often unseen ways that we turn on ourselves, and the pathways to a forgiving heart. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 20091026-Tara_Brach-IMCW-self_compassion-1.mp3
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2013-03-13 - Part 1: Three Blessings of Awakening Consciousness - In this two part series we explore the evolution of consciousness through the lens of three key capacities: A forgiving heart, inner fire (conscious aspiration toward freedom) and self-inquiry. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130313-Tara_Brach-IMCW-part_1_three_blessings_of_awakening_consciousness.mp3
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(retreat talk) Minting Gold - Embodying the Awakened Heart

2010-12-31 - Minting Gold - Embodying the Awakened Heart - Our core conditioning expresses as both a longing for love and the pain of not trusting we are loveable. This talk explores how we create the experience of separation, and the key meditative heart- trainings that lead us to realizing and living from the truth of our connectedness. NOTE: Snowed out on Wednesday, so offering a retreat talk from 2010. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!


2010-06-16 - The Fires of Loss - We all encounter the great losses of our own health and life, and of cherished others. We are conditioned to resist opening to the rawness and grief that comes with loss. This talk describes the refuge of presence in the face of loss, and the gift of timeless love that arises as we make peace with the reality of this living, dying world. NOTE: Tara was traveling this week, so offering a well-loved talk from 2010. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2010-06-16-Fires-of-Loss-TaraBrach.mp3
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2013-02-20 - Beyond the Interpreted World - Hildegard of Bingen writes, "An interpreted world is not a Home." This talk explores the suffering that arises from believing in an interpreted reality, and the love, aliveness and freedom that becomes accessible as we challenge beliefs and awaken into living presence. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130220-Tara_Brach-IMCW-beyond_the_interpreted_world.mp3
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2013-02-13 - The Wings of a Liberating Presence - No matter what is happening in our lives, if we relate to our experience with mindful recognition and an allowing presence, it becomes a portal to freedom. In this talk we explore how the cultivation of these wings of presence awakens us from the identification with an egoic self, and reveals the awareness and love that is our true nature. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130213-Tara_Brach-IMCW-the_wings_of_a_liberating_presence.mp3
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2013-02-06 - Embodying True Refuge--Serving and Savoring Life - This talk traces the story of the Buddha's awakening, and reflects on four key archetypal elements that are relevant for each of us as we come home to our true nature. There is a particular emphasis on how these elements enable us to encounter challenges in relationships and find our way to openhearted presence. Includes music honoring the launch of Tara's new book, True Refuge: vocal by La Sarmiento and Kirtan band with Guru Ganesha. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 2013-02-06-Serving-and-Savoring-Life-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
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2013-01-30 - Remembering What Matters - Our conscious aspiration toward awakening is what energizes the spiritual path. This talk reviews the main characteristic of a vital aspiration, the conditioning that obscures our deepest intentions and offers guided reflections to connect us with what most matters. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130130-Tara_Brach-IMCW-remembering_what_matters.mp3
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2012-12-29 - (retreat talk) The God Whom I Love is Inside - Our suffering arises from unlived life--the fears and loneliness and hurt that we have been unable to digest and include in our heart. This talk explores our conditioning to become dis-embodied and the blessings of spiritual realization that arise as we inhabit our aliveness fully. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!

Direct download: 20121229-Tara_Brach-IMCW-the_god_whom_i_love_is_inside.mp3
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2013-01-16 - Stepping Out of the Cave - If we are suffering it is because we are believing something that is not true. This talk explores the genesis of our core beliefs and the investigation, mindfulness and compassion that can release their grip. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130116-Tara_Brach-IMCW-stepping_out_of_the_cave.mp3
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2013-01-09 - The Barriers to Loving Presence - You might reflect on someone important to you, and ask: "What is between me and loving fully?" Notice what happens. This talk explores the ways we create separations from others, and the power of inquiry and presence to awaken an unconditionally loving heart. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130109-Tara_Brach-IMCW-the_barriers_to_loving_presence.mp3
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2013-01-02 - Finding True Refuge - This talk explores the three classic gateways to peace and freedom and includes a living ritual that invites us to bring a conscious, sincere dedication to our awakening on the spiritual path. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!
Direct download: 20130102-Tara_Brach-IMCW-finding_true_refuge.mp3
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