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