Part 2: Three Blessings on the Journey

Part 2: Three Blessings on the Journey - Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the role of forgiveness, inner fire and looking at our own minds, in finding freedom.

Free download of Tara’s new 10 min meditation: “Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease” when you join her email list.

Direct download: 2012-02-01-Pt2-Three-Blessings-on-the-Journey-TaraBrach-2016-01-28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm PDT

Part 1: Three Blessings on the Journey

Part 1: Three Blessings on the Journey - Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the role of forgiveness, inner fire and looking at our own minds, in finding freedom.

Free download of Tara’s new 10 min meditation: “Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease” when you join her email list.

Direct download: 2012-01-25-Pt1-Three-Blessings-on-the-Journey-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

Gateways of Remembrance: The Three Refuges (2016-01-06)

Gateways of Remembrance: The Three Refuges (2016-01-06) - This talk explores the traditional refuges of awareness (buddha nature), truth (dharma) and love (sangha) that are at the heart of Buddhism, and found in many spiritual and religious traditions. It includes a look at our false refuges - strategies that seek to comfort and gratify, but are temporary fixes - and moves into reflections that help us remember, trust and live from our true nature.  (Concludes with a ceremony tying red cords in remembrance of the refuges.)

Direct download: 2016-01-06-Gateways-of-Remembrance-The-Three-Refuges-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am PDT

The Power of Mindful Investigation (from 2010-09-22)

The Power of Mindful Investigation (from 2010-09-22) - We each have a deep interest in reality–in understanding what is true and who we are. In Buddhist teachings, our interest, and its expression in wise investigation, energize the path of awakening. This talk explores how mindful investigation can free us from emotional suffering, nourish loving relatedness and create the conditions for deep spiritual realization.

(Tara is on retreat this week, so she asked to share this talk from 2010.)

Direct download: 2010-09-22-The-Power-of-Mindful-Investigation2-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Secret Beauty - Solstice Talk (2015-12-23)

Secret Beauty - Solstice Talk (2015-12-23) - This solstice talk explores two pathways to realizing the Secret Beauty that is our essence. One is through the compassion that arises when we stay with vulnerability and suffering, and the other is through love that arises as we learn to see the goodness that shines through all beings.

Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/. With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2015-12-23-Secret-Beauty-Solstice-Talk-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm PDT

The RAIN of Self-Compassion (2015-12-16)

This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces a guided meditation based on a new version of the acronym RAIN that awakens self-compassion and de-conditions the suffering of being at war with ourselves.

Direct download: 2015-12-16-The-RAIN-of-Self-Compassion-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm PDT

Desire: A Current of Homecoming (2015-12-09)

Desire: A Current of Homecoming (2015-12-09) - Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can possess us. This talk explores how to relax open the grip of wanting and heal the suffering of addiction. You will learn how to bring mindfulness and compassion to the roots of desire, and be carried home to  open loving presence.

“Recovery is also about spirit – about dealing with that ‘hole in the soul’ … so how does this hole get filled and become holy space?”

Free download of Tara’s new 10 min meditation: “Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease” when you join her email list.

Direct download: 2015-12-09-Desire-A_Current_of_Homecoming-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm PDT

With prayers for the Paris Climate talks: 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. (from 2013-10-02)

Direct download: 2015-12-02-Loving-Life-Loving-Earth-TaraBrach_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am PDT

Part 2: Awakening through Anger - The U-Turn to Freedom (2015-11-18)

Part 2: Awakening through Anger - The U-Turn to Freedom (2015-11-18) - While we have strong conditioning to react to aggression with more aggression, we have the capacity to pause, and instead deepen attention and connect to our natural wisdom and empathy.  This talk looks at how we can directly engage in this evolutionary adaptation when we encounter trauma related conflict in our personal lives, and in a parallel way when groups of people who have been part of traumatizing conflict seek reconciliation and healing.

Free download of Tara’s new 10 min meditation: “Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease” when you join her email list.

Direct download: 2015-11-18-Part2-Awakening-through-Anger-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm PDT

Instructions on Working with Trauma - Q and A from Retreat (2015-04-20)

Instructions on Working with Trauma - Q and A from Retreat (2015-04-20) - a short segment that includes a message on working with trauma as part of a morning question-response session at the IMCW 2015 Spring Retreat.

Direct download: 2015-04-20-Morning-Q-A-Working-with-Trauma-TaraBrach2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am PDT