Happy for No Reason - Part 1 (2016-05-18)

Happy for No Reason - Part 1 (2016-05-18) - These two talks explore the two different kinds of happiness, the blocks to happiness, and the ways that mindful presence and intentional gladdening the heart (positive neuroplasticity) can open us to our full potential for true happiness.

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 gratitude and love, Tara

 

Direct download: 2016-05-18-Happy-for-No-Reason-Part-1-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

RAIN of Forgiveness (2015-05-05)

RAIN of Forgiveness (2015-05-05) - The capacity to release the armoring of hatred and blame is intrinsic to our evolving consciousness.  This talk explores the process of authentic forgiveness, and how we can use the mindfulness-based tool of RAIN to heal and free our hearts.

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 gratitude and love, Tara

 

Direct download: 2016-05-04-RAIN-of-Forgiveness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

Listening with an Awake Heart (2016-04-27)

Listening with an Awake Heart (2016-04-27) - True listening both nurtures and expresses evolving consciousness. This talk explores our ego-based conditioning to have an agenda or defendedness that prevents deep listening, and the strategies that evolve our capacity to listen fully to ourselves and others. When our listening is openhearted and full, it enables deep understanding and connectedness, and provides a transformative healing space for those who receive our listening attention.

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 gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-04-27-Listening-with-an-Awake-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Love is Always Loving Us (2016-04-20) - This talk draws on Christian mystic Henri Nouwen’s book Return of the Prodigal Son. We explore the primary ways we leave home - leave presence, connection, beingness - and the pathways of deep attention and love that enable our return. The emphasis is on “letting in love” as a key and often missing element in practices that heal and free our hearts. Through the talk there are several reflections that lead to receiving the blessings of love and discovering that we are the source of that loving.

Direct download: 2016-04-20-love-is-always-loving-us-tarabrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

Releasing Self-Blame - Pathways to a Forgiving Heart (2016-04-13)

Releasing Self-Blame - Pathways to a Forgiving Heart

When we are stuck in blaming, disliking or hating ourselves, we are unable to love our world. This talk explores what underlies our addiction to self-blame and the teachings and practices that loosen aversive self-judgment and help us cultivate a forgiving heart.

Direct download: 2016-04-13-Releasing-Self-Blame-Pathways-to-a-Forgiving-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EDT

Healing Self-Doubt (2013-10-30)

Healing Self-Doubt (2013-10-30) - 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-TaraBrach3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

Embodied Awareness - Pain and Living Fully - Part 3 (2016-03-30)

Embodied Awareness - Pain and Living Fully - Part 3 (2016-03-30) - The experiences we most value - feeling creative, loving, vital - require being awake in our bodies. Yet when faced with physical pain, our conditioning is to pull away from our bodies, and get lost in thoughts. This talk offers guidance in working mindfully with different levels of pain, as we cultivate our capacity to live from an embodied presence and open heart.

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 gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-03-30-Pain-and-Living-Fully-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Reflection: This Living Body - Our Portal to Freedom (2016-03-23)

Short Reflection: This Living Body - Our Portal to Freedom (2016-03-23) (12:15 min) -

Our habit is to leave home - the aliveness of our body - and seek happiness through avoiding unpleasantness and chasing after pleasure. This short talk and reflection point to embodied presence as the gateway to genuine openheartedness and freedom.

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 gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-03-23-Reflection-This-Living-Body-Our-Portal-to-Freedom-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

Embodied Awareness - Embracing the Unlived Life - Part 2 (2016-03-23)

Embodied Awareness - Embracing the Unlived Life - Part 2 (2016-03-23) - When we disconnect from the aliveness of our body, we are in a trance that prevents us from living and loving fully. These two talks examine our habits of dissociation - including the cutting off that comes from trauma - and the suffering of “unlived life” that this creates. We then look at how practices of mindfulness and compassion, guided by the acronym RAIN, enable us to re-enter our bodies, and discover the creativity, love and wisdom that naturally flow from embodied awareness.

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 gratitude and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-03-23-Embodied-Awareness-Embracing-the-Unlived-Life-Pt2-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Practical Dharma for Stressful Times (2016-03-16)

Practical Dharma for Stressful Times (2016-03-16) -

When we are caught in a stress reaction, we are in a trance that cuts us off from our creativity, full intelligence and capacity to be loving. This talk explores the flags of the stress-trance and three meditative strategies for shifting from fight/flight to attend/befriend. (at end is “Love the One You’re With” by Steven Stills)

Tara was traveling this week and asked this very timely talk from November 07, 2012 be posted.

 

Direct download: 2012-11-07-Practical-Dharma-for-Stressful-Times-REPEAT-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT