Short Talk and Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (retreat) - When our awareness is awake and open, we naturally respond to this changing life with warmth, tenderness and love. This practice helps us discover the spaciousness of awareness by realizing the space and aliveness that is in the body, and then sensing the continuous space that holds all life. We then sense how this continuous space is filled with the light of awareness and pervaded by love. (from the Spring 2018 IMCW 7-day Silent Retreat)

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With gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2018-05-02-Meditation-Spacious-Loving-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Heart Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts (retreat) - Forgiveness for others becomes possible when we’ve held our own being with great compassion. This short talk and guided meditation brings forth our most awake and tender presence as we ask for forgiveness, offer care to the woundedness within us, and then extend forgiveness to another who has hurt us. (from the Spring 2018 IMCW 7-day Silent Retreat)

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Direct download: 2018-04-30-Meditation-Forgiving-Freeing-Our-Hearts-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

Disarming Our Hearts: Letting Go of Blame (retreat talk) - Anger, judgment and blame create separation—from our inner life and our world. Only by releasing chronic blame can we free our hearts to truly give and receive love. This talk looks at the difference between healthy anger and the trance of blame, and through a set of reflections, teachings and stories, guides us in healing and freeing our hearts. (from the Spring 2018 IMCW 7-Day Silent Retreat - previously unpublished)

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With gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2018-05-03-Disarming-Our-Hearts-Retreat-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

Instruction & Meditation: Tonglen - Radical Compassion (retreat talk) - We are conditioned to avoid suffering - our own and others. By pulling away, we also contract our heart and disconnect from our innate capacity for compassion. This short talk and meditation is a training in touching vulnerability, and discovering the boundless heartspace that can be a transformer of sorrows. (from the Spring 2017 IMCW Spring 7-day Silent Retreat - previously unpublished)

Direct download: 2017-05-04-Instruction-Meditation-Tonglen-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

After the RAIN (retreat talk) (2018-04-29) - This talk offers an in-depth exploration of RAIN, applying the wings of mindfulness and compassion to painful domains of trance. We bring special attention to the fruit of RAIN, the realization of who we are beyond any limiting identity. 

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Direct download: 2018-04-29-After-the-RAIN-retreat-talk-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Remembering and Choosing Loving Presence (retreat talk) (2017-12-28) - We are conditioned to go into a limbic trance—an emotional reactivity to life within and around us—that keeps us identified with a limited, separate sense of self. This talk helps us to identify the flags of trance, and to bring a healing attention that frees us to live our moments with creativity, wisdom and love. Includes the RAIN of Self-Compassion. (from the 2017 IMCW New Year's Retreat)

Direct download: 2017-12-28-Remembering-Choosing-Loving-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

Instruction & Meditation: A Forgiving Heart (2017-05-02) - A forgiving heart clears the way for giving and receiving love freely.  This talk and meditation explores where we have become habituated in blame towards ourselves and others, and a classic three part reflection that can loosen and release the armoring around our hearts. (a guided heart meditation at the 2017 IMCW Spring Retreat)

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With gratitude and love, Tara

 

Direct download: 2017-05-02-Talk-and-Meditation-Forgiving-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Radical Compassion - Part 1 (retreat talk) (2017-04-30) - Compassion is the medicine we most need as individuals and a species to heal suffering and free our spirits. The essence of compassion for ourselves and others - what I call Radical Compassion - has three key elements: it is an embodied experience (a felt sense of tenderness), it is inclusive all beings, and it naturally moves us to act from a caring heart. This two-part talk explores the alchemy of Radical Compassion and guides us in awakening this intrinsic expression of our evolutionary potential.

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With gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2017-04-30-Part-1-Radical-Compassion-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

Relaxing the Over-Controller - Part 2 (2017-05-03) (retreat talk) - We all have conditioning to do what we can to protect and promote our wellbeing. Our suffering arises to the degree that our life and identity become organized around controlling our experience. These two talks look at the emergence of the fear based “over-controller,” and explore a wise way of witnessing the suffering that comes with over-controlling, and awareness practices that naturally relax and awaken us to our whole and natural Being.

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With gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2017-05-03-Pt2-Relaxing-the-Over-Controller-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

Love, and Death - Retreat Talk (2016-12-29)

Love, and Death - Retreat Talk (2016-12-29) - To live our lives fully, we need to embrace the natural unfolding of birthing and dying. Yet we are deeply conditioned to resist loss, to pull away from fear and grief. Through a powerful Inuit story shared by Clarissa Estes, this talk explores how our practices of presence can open us to what we avoid, and free us to love without holding back.

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With gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-12-29-Love--and-Death-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

Trusting the Gold (retreat talk)

Trusting the Gold (retreat talk)(2016-11-10) - When we are unaware of the emotions and beliefs that shape our experience, we are in a trance characterized by an identity as a separate, incomplete self. Trance obscures the awareness and love that is our deepest essence. This talk explores the two key pathways of awakening from trance and recognizing and trusting the gold of our true nature.

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With gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-11-10-Trusting-the-Gold-retreat-talk-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

The Wings of Awakening - Self-Honesty and Love (retreat talk) (2016-11-06)

The Wings of Awakening - Self-Honesty and Love (retreat talk) (2016-11-06) - We evolve our consciousness by bringing a clear and kind attention to the tangles of suffering. This talk explores how the "second arrow" of self-judgment imprisons us in emotional reactivity, and the pathways of awakening awareness that reconnect us with our full human potential.

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With gratitude and love, Tara

 

Direct download: 2016-11-06-Wings-of-Awakening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

Realizing Our Undefended and Awakened Heart (retreat talk)

Realizing Our Undefended and Awakened Heart (retreat talk) - It is our evolutionary and spiritual potential to release unnecessary habits of violating other tribes, individuals and unwanted parts of our own being. This talk explores three essential facets of the pathway to awakening: Leaving the fortress of aversive judgment, entering the wilderness of our embodied being and encircling this life with love.

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With gratitude and love, Tara

 

Direct download: 2013-12-29-Realizing-Our-Undefended-Heart-2016-09-21-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Retreat - Morning Instruction - RAIN - Q and A (2016-08-27)

Retreat - Morning Instruction - RAIN - Q and A (2016-08-27) - Tara gives morning instruction on retreat including R.A.I.N. (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nourish), then responds to questions from retreatants. Includes a question on resourcing when working with trauma. Recorded at the 2016 IMCW Women's Retreat.

Direct download: 2016-08-27-Retreat-Instruction-RAIN-and-QA-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Loving the Life Within Us (retreat talk)

Loving the Life Within Us (retreat talk) - If we don’t love the life we consider “self,” we will not realize or live from the loving awareness that is our essence. This talk guides us in bringing a kind, accepting presence to our inner life, and discovering the vastness of what we really are.

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With gratitude and love, Tara

 

Direct download: 2016-07-27-SatPM-Loving-the-Life-Within-Us-TaraBrach-2012-10-27.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence - Night Travelers (retreat) (2016-05-08)

Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence - Night Travelers - (retreat talk) (2016-05-08) - Shifting our relationship with fear is central to the evolution of consciousness. Our suffering arises when our thoughts, feelings and sense of identity are shaped by fear. As we learn to attend to fear with mindfulness and care, we discover the vast tender presence that has room for the waves, and can fully cherish this life.

"Life’s waters flow from darkness. Search the darkness, don’t run from it.
Night travelers are full of light, and you are too: don’t leave this companionship....
The moon appears for night travelers, be watchful when the moon is full."
~ rumi

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Direct download: 2016-05-08-Fear-as-a-Pathway--retreat--TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

Morning Question and Response from Retreat (2016-05-11) - Tara responds to questions including deepening our meditation practice, working with desire, and the RAIN practice.

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Direct download: 2016-05-11-Morning-Question-Response-on-Retreat-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT

Conscious Prayer: Finding Refuge in Loving Presence (Retreat talk) (2016-05-11)

Conscious Prayer: Finding Refuge in Loving Presence (Retreat talk) (2016-05-11) - Prayer is a communing with our enlarged being. This talk examines less conscious forms of prayer, and how we can evolve the power of our prayers by opening into the depth of our longing, and reaching toward our true belonging. (from the 2016 IMCW Spring Retreat)

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With gratitude and love, Tara

 

Direct download: 2016-05-11-Conscious-Prayer--retreat-talk-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Morning Meditation Instruction with Question and Response  (retreat)(14 min)

Morning Meditation Instruction with Question and Response (retreat) (2015-12-29) - "Discover what’s happening here, beyond the veil of thinking.” Tara gives additional instructions and responds to questions after the morning meditation at the 2015 IMCW New Year retreat.


Widening the Circles of Compassion (retreat talk) (2015-12-31)

Widening the Circles of Compassion (retreat talk) (2015-12-31) - The archetypal figure of the Bodhisattva (“awakening being”) reflects our potential to realize our connectedness with all beings, and care for this living world with an open tender heart. This talk explores the four types of patterning that keep us stuck in the pain of separation and the key heart practices that evolve us on the bodhisattva path.

"Compassion arises when you see the truth behind the veils."

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With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2015-12-31-Widening-the-Circles-of-Compassion-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

Freeing Ourselves by Loving Ourselves (retreat talk) (2015-10-11)

(Retreat talk) Freeing Ourselves by Loving Ourselves (2015-10-11) - In this human realm, healing and spiritual realization are rooted in awakening a love for the life that is here. This talk looks at our habit of feeling we should be different than we are, and the ways that mindfulness and self-compassion help enable us to not only embrace our inner life, but bring genuine healing to others.


Letting Go of Judgment (retreat talk) (2015-09-05)

Letting Go of Judgment (retreat talk) (2015-09-05) - The scales of judgment confine us in a limited sense of self, they restrict the depth and fullness of our loving. This talk explores the genesis of projecting badness on to parts of ourselves and others, and how we can use mindfulness and self-compassion practices to evolve our consciousness and free our hearts.

Direct download: 2015-09-05-Letting-Go-of-Judgment--Retreat-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

Unfolding of the Sacred Feminine (retreat) (2015-06-26)

Unfolding of the Sacred Feminine (retreat) (2015-06-26) - The sacred feminine expresses the qualities of heart that emerge as we open beyond identifying with the egoic, separate self. In this talk, Tara tracks a series of challenging experiences in her own life that catalyzed an awakening of heart, and explores how for each of us, the places of difficulty can help us realize our belonging to life and the loving awareness that is our true essence. (given at the 2015 IMCW Women's Retreat)

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Direct download: 2015-06-26-Unfolding-of-the-Sacred-Feminine-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

Heart Meditation: Three Domains of Forgiveness (retreat) (2015-06-27)

Heart Meditation: Three Domains of Forgiveness (retreat) (2015-06-27) - Instruction and guided heart meditation on forgiveness from the 2015 IMCW Women's Retreat.

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Namaste - Seeing the Sacred that Lives through All Beings (2015-04-23)

(retreat talk) Namaste - Seeing the Sacred that Lives through All Beings (2015-04-23) - The trance of separation is part of our evolutionary heritage, but not the end of the story. This talk explores how several key trainings of the heart can evolve and awaken our capacity to realize connectedness, and the sacredness that shines through this living world.

Direct download: 2015-04-23-Namaste--Retreat-Talk-TaraBrach-56.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

2015-04-20 - Retreat Talk - Loving Yourself into Freedom

2015-04-20 - Retreat Talk - Loving Yourself into Freedom - The most basic truths we forget, and one is this: if we don't love ourselves, we can't love life.  In the most basic way, attending to and embracing our inner life reveals the nature of reality. This talk looks at the genesis of self-aversions and several pathways that open us to the loving presence that is our source.

Direct download: 2015-04-20-Retreat-Talk-Loving-Yourself-into-Freedom-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

2014-12-30 - (retreat talk) Landlocked in Fur - Three Domains of Formless Presence

2014-12-30 - Retreat Talk - Landlocked in Fur - Three Domains of Formless Presence - While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the formless dimension - the pure awareness is our shared source. This talk explores how we can undo the identification with thoughts, emotions and feelings that keeps us landlocked and unable to trust and live from our naturally loving and radiant essence. (given at the 2014 IMCW New Year's Retreat in Reisterstown, MD)

Poem at start of talk: "Landlocked in Fur" - by Tukaram. From: “Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West” (Ladinksy, 2002)


2014-08-02 - (retreat talk) Embodying Loving Presence

2014-08-02 - (retreat talk) Embodying Loving Presence - This talk looks at the evolutionary fear-patterning that creates separation in our relationships, and at the practices that open us to giving and receiving love.

Direct download: 2014-08-02-Embodying-Loving-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

2014-10-30-Retreat Talk - Removing the Barriers to Love

2014-10-30 - Removing the Barriers to Love - In our daily trance of feeling separate, we spend many moments wanting others to be different so we can feel better. This talk explores the heart awakening that unfolds when we deepen our commitment to seeing what is happening inside us. Only then can we see another with clear eyes, and realize the love that arises from our inherent Oneness.

Direct download: 2014-10-30-RetreatTalk-Removing-the-Barriers-to-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

2014-10-26 - Retreat Talk - Sacred Fertilizer - The Portal of Fear

2014-10-26 - Retreat Talk - Sacred fertilizer - The Portal of Fear - Bringing presence to the contraction of fear is a universal part of spiritual awakening. This talk explores two interrelated pathways of opening to and transforming fear. 


Am I Dreaming? (retreat talk)

2014-05-07 - Am I Dreaming -  As we cultivate mindfulness we become increasingly aware of how we move through huge swaths of our life in trance. This talk reflects on three key domains of trance, and undoing the habitual reactivity that keeps us from the loving, open awareness that is our essence.

Direct download: 2014-05-07-Am-I-Dreaming--Retreat-Talk-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

Awakening from Virtual Reality (retreat talk)

2009-05-02 - 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.

"The invitation of the Path is that we can wake up out of our stories of limitation and blame. We can listen to and touch the longing in us that really wants to love without holding back and live from freedom. And we can then look at what's true within us so deeply that we discover the very awake, empty presence that is our essence. And we can live from that so that our lives become an expression of that realization. An expression of loving presence."

Direct download: 2009-05-02-Awakening-from-Virtual-Reality-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

Realizing Our Undefended and Awakened Heart (retreat talk)

2013-12-29 - Realizing Our Undefended and Awakened Heart (retreat talk) - It is our evolutionary and spiritual potential to release unnecessary habits of violating other tribes, individuals and unwanted parts of our own being. This talk explores three essential facets of the pathway to awakening: Leaving the fortress of aversive judgment, entering the wilderness of our embodied being and encircling this life with love.

Direct download: 2013-12-29-0732PM-Realizing-Our-Undefended-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 10:15pm 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

(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
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

(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!


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
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Loving the Life Within Us (retreat talk)

2012-10-27 - Loving the Life Within Us (retreat talk) - If we don't love the life we consider "self," we will not realize or live from the loving awareness that is our essence. This talk guides us in bringing a kind, accepting presence to our inner life, and discovering the vastness of what we really are. 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: 2012-10-27-SatPM-Loving-the-Life-Within-Us-TaraBrach-web.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

(retreat talk) Our True Nature--Emptiness Dancing

(retreat talk) 2011-10-12 - Our True Nature--Emptiness Dancing - The most profound question in spiritual life is "who (or what) am I?" This talk explores ways of inquiring into the nature of awareness, and the blessings of embodying the realization of our radiant, empty essence. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations make a difference!

Direct download: 2011-10-12-WedPM-Our-True-Nature-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Be Who You Are (Retreat Talk)

2012-05-02 - (Retreat Talk) Be Who You Are - By bringing a surrendering presence to mental, emotional and physical domains, we undo the trance of separation and discover our true nature. This talk explores the practices that cultivate the non-resisting space of presence, and the flavors of our essential being that are revealed: open awareness, love and a vibrant flow of awareness. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donations make a difference!

Direct download: 2012-05-02-WedPM-Be-Who-You-Are-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Remembering Love (Retreat Talk)

2011-05-01 - Remembering Love (from IMCW Spring Retreat) - The habit of self-judgment not only causes emotional pain, it creates a trance that obscures the purity and vastness of our Being. This talk explores how a wakeful and forgiving heart can heal and free us. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Your donation makes a difference! Thank you!

Direct download: 2011-05-01-MonPM-Remembering-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Minting Gold (retreat talk)

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. This talk was given at the IMCW New Year's Retreat. Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com or www.imcw.org. Thank you!

Direct download: 2010-12-31-Fri-Minting-Gold-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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