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 - 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 - 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

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

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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT