Meditation: Touching Peace - with a Smile (2015-08-19)

Meditation: Touching Peace - with a Smile (2015-08-19) - Tara is traveling this week, so asked that this "smile meditation" be posted.

Direct download: 2015-08-19-Meditation-Touching-Peace-Again-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

Embodied Awareness - Embracing Unlived Life - Part 1 (2016-03-09)

Embodied Awareness - Embracing Unlived Life - Part 1 (2016-03-09)

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, 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.

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With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-03-09-Embodied-Awareness-Embracing-the-Unlived-Life-Pt1-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

Reflection: RAIN - Entering the Wilderness (2016-03-09)

Meditation: RAIN - Entering the Wilderness (2016-03-09) - This short reflection, guided by the acronym RAIN, engages mindfulness and compassion as we open to life that we’ve been pushing away. By including unlived life, we reconnect with the fullness of our being, with vibrant, loving awareness.

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With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-03-09-Meditation-RAIN-Entering-the-Wilderness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Meditation: Embodied Awareness (2016-03-09)

Meditation: Embodied Awareness (2016-03-09) - This meditation reconnects us to the vibratory aliveness of our bodies, and the space of awareness that suffuses that aliveness. We inhabit embodied awareness in the moments of non-doing, of simply resting as wakeful openness, of pure Being.

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With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-03-09-Meditation-Embodied-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

Bodhichitta - The Awakened Heart - Part 2 (2016-03-02)

Bodhichitta - The Awakened Heart - Part 2 (2016-03-02)

While the brightness and warmth of our hearts is always here, like the sun when blocked by clouds, our intrinsic love can be obscured. These two talks explore how we become arrested in a confining story of separate self, and how remembering love releases us from this trance. The first talk emphasizes inner pathways of freeing our heart and the second talk explores awakening bodhichitta actively in relating with each other.

"To love someone is to learn the song in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten." Arne Garborg

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Direct download: 2016-03-02-Bodhichitta-Awakened-Heart-Pt2-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Meditation: Awakening the Heart - Giving and Receiving Loving Blessings (2016-03-02)

Meditation: Awakening the Heart - Giving and Receiving Loving Blessings (2016-03-02) -

Our hearts awaken as we express and receive love in an embodied, conscious way. This guided practice brings our attention to dear ones in our life, and explores how we discover deep communion through offering and letting in love.

"To love someone is to learn the song in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten." Arne Garborg

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Direct download: 2016-03-02-Meditation-Awakening-the-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Open Wakefulness (2016-03-02)

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Open Wakefulness (2016-03-02)

This meditation begins by relaxing through the body, and connecting with inner aliveness and space. We then include sounds and sense the openness that life is happening in.  At the center of the practice is and a relaxing back, and inhabiting spacious awareness.  The meditation ends as we experience the heart from the vantage of spacious awareness, and offer prayers to our inner life and all life.

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With thanks and love, Tara


Bodhichitta - The Awakened Heart - Part 1 (2016-02-24)

Bodhichitta - The Awakened Heart - Part 1 (2016-02-24) - While the brightness and warmth of our hearts is always here, like the sun when blocked by clouds, our intrinsic love can be obscured. These two talks explore how we become arrested in a confining story of separate self, and how remembering love releases us from this trance. The first talk emphasizes inner pathways of freeing our heart and the second talk explores awakening bodhichitta actively in relating with each other.

"Exploring what allows the heart to wake up..."

"...being loved into being more who we are is a moment of blessing. What is a blessing? A blessing is a reminder or homecoming into more realness - more love. We're blessed when we remember."

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With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-02-24-Bodhichitta-Awakened-Heart-Pt1-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Meditation: Blessings of Love (2016-02-24)

Meditation: Blessings of Love (2016-02-24) - A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. This meditation is a transformational practice in receiving and offering blessings. First we connect with the vulnerable tender place within us that longs to feel loved, and call on loving presence to bless us. By imagining and allowing ourselves to receive love, our hearts become open and filled with light. We then bring that inner loving presence fully alive as we offer blessings to other beings. The image of receiving a kiss on the brow, and offering one, is suggested as a powerful channel for the blessings that awaken our heart. 

"...being loved into being more who we are is a moment of blessing. What is a blessing? A blessing is a reminder or homecoming into more realness - more love. We're blessed when we remember."

"Part of what keeps us from realness - in that small self identity - is the avoiding of what's here."

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With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2016-02-24-Meditation-Blessings-of-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

Meditation: The Center of Now (2016-02-24)

Meditation: The Center of Now (2016-02-24) - The portal to presence is awakening through the body from the inside out, and then opening to include sound in field of aliveness. This reveals  the awake space that everything’s happening in; the space that lets everything be, just as it is. It’s in that full allowing that we discover the center of now, that pure still presence that is the very source of our being. The meditation ends with an offering of prayer as that presence is experienced in the domain of the heart.

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Direct download: 2016-02-24-Meditation-Center-of-Now-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

The Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening - Part 2 (2016-02-17)

The Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening - Part 2 (2016-02-17) - In spiritual life, inquiry arises from our deep yearning to understand reality, and it involves bringing an interested, engaged attention to our immediate experience.  These two talks explore how inquiry serves emotional healing by focusing on difficult “stuck” places, how inquiry enables us to become more intimate and understanding of others, and in the deepest way, how inquiry can reveal the deepest truth of what we are…our true nature. The talks include several guided reflections that can enrich your meditation practice and serve spiritual awakening.

"If we don't bring inquiry from the neck down, we cannot untangle the tangles. Our emotional life lives in our body, so inquiry needs to be embodied. One of the misconceptions of inquiry is that it's analytic - that it's conceptual... it's not. Inquiry is shining the light of awareness to what's actually happening - moment to moment in our bodies."

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Direct download: 2016-02-17-Pt2-Power-of-Inquiry-in-Spiritual-Awakening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

Meditation: Embodied Awareness (2016-02-17)

This guided meditation includes a full body scan, and the recognition of the formless awareness that includes and is source of all experience. By recognizing that awareness we discover the silence and stillness that is the ground of all experience.

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Direct download: 2016-02-17-Meditation-Embodied-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Reflection: The Power of Inquiry - Untangling Emotional Tangles (2016-02-10)

Reflection: The Power of Inquiry - Untangling Emotional Tangles (2016-02-10) - This short meditation helps us get unstuck from emotional difficulty with the practice of Inquiry. We use the acronym RAIN as a guide, starting with Recognizing and Allowing what is arising, and then systematically Investigating (through inquiry) the limiting beliefs and reactive feelings that are challenging.  The meditation ends by offering Nourishment to our vulnerability with kindness, and discovering the shift in our own being…in our identity…that expresses increased freedom.

(From the end of Part 1: The Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening)


The Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening - Part 1 (2016-02-10)

The Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening (2016-02-10) - Parts I and II - In spiritual life, inquiry arises from our deep yearning to understand reality, and it involves bringing an interested, engaged attention to our immediate experience.  These two talks explore how inquiry serves emotional healing by focusing on difficult “stuck” places, how inquiry enables us to become more intimate and understanding of others, and in the deepest way, how inquiry can reveal the deepest truth of what we are…our true nature. The talks include several guided reflections that can enrich your meditation practice and serve spiritual awakening.

"True inquiry doesn't land on an answer. It opens to a mystery that's meant to be lived."

Direct download: 2016-02-10-Power-of-Inquiry-in-Spiritual-Awakening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Meditation: Inhabiting Awake Awareness with Intro (2016-02-10)

Meditation: Inhabiting Awake Awareness with Intro (2016-02-10) - This meditation begins with collecting attention with the breath, and awakens us to the experience of aliveness and inner space by scanning the body. We then open to receive all the senses in awake awareness, and to inhabiting that boundless receptive awareness that is our home.  

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Meditation: Inhabiting Awake Awareness

Meditation: Inhabiting Awake Awareness(2016-02-10) - This meditation begins with collecting attention with the breath, and awakens us to the experience of aliveness and inner space by scanning the body.  We then open to receive all the senses in awake awareness, and to inhabiting that boundless receptive awareness that is our home.

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Direct download: 2016-02-10-Meditation-Inhabiting-Awake-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice (2016-02-03)

Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice (2016-02-03) -  A key spiritual inquiry is, “In this moment, what most serves awakening?” Rather than a particular style of meditation practice, it is our way of relating to our experience - our attitude - that frees our hearts. This talk explores the attitudes that are an expression of our innately open, wakeful and loving awareness, and that carry us to realization.

Direct download: 2016-02-03-Three-Attitudes-That-Nourish-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Meditation - Space, Aliveness and Letting Be (2016-02-03)

Meditation - Space, Aliveness and Letting Be (2016-02-03) - This practice guides us into the openness of awareness, and then invites a deep resting, a letting be.

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Direct download: 2016-02-03-Meditation-Space-Aliveness-Letting-Be-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

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.

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Direct download: 2012-02-01-Pt2-Three-Blessings-on-the-Journey-TaraBrach-2016-01-28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Meditation: Center of Now (2012-02-01)

Meditation: Center of Now (2012-02-01) - Tara is on retreat, so asked for a meditation from the archives to be posted.

Direct download: 2012-02-01-Meditation-Center-of-Now-TaraBrach-2016-01-28.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

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: 3:43pm 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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Direct download: 2015-12-31-Widening-the-Circles-of-Compassion-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

Meditation: RAIN of Compassion (retreat) (2015-12-29)

Meditation: RAIN of Compassion (retreat) (2015-12-29) - This new version of the acronym RAIN is a powerful way of bringing compassion to the life within you, and to attuning and deepening compassion for others. (from the 2015 New Year's retreat - a guided heart meditation)

Direct download: 2015-12-29-Meditation-RAIN-of-Compassion-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

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: 2:53pm EDT

Meditation: Relaxing Open (2016-01-06)

Meditation: Relaxing Open (2016-01-06)

Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don't try to figure anything out.
Don't try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest.

- Tilopa

Direct download: 2016-01-06-Meditation-Relaxing-Open-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

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: 3:00pm EDT

Meditation: Letting Life Be (from 2010-09-22)

Meditation: Letting Life Be (from 2010-09-22) - Tara is teaching retreat this week, so wanted to share this meditation from 2010 with you.

Direct download: 2010-09-22-Meditation-Letting-Life-Be-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Meditation: Seeing the Goodness (2015-12-23) (6:11 min)

Meditation: Seeing the Goodness (2015-12-23) (6:11 min) - When we focus on what we appreciate in others, our very attention helps allow that person to shine (a practice meditation from the end of the "Secret Beauty - Solstice talk").

Direct download: 2015-12-23-Meditation-Seeing-the-Goodness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

Reflection: Learning to Stay (2015-12-23) (4:30 min)

Reflection: Learning to Stay (2015-12-23) (4:30 min) - We open the door to healing by bringing a mindful and kind attention to inner vulnerability and fear (from "Secret Beauty - Solstice talk).

Direct download: 2015-12-23-Reflection-Learning-to-Stay-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

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.

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Direct download: 2015-12-23-Secret-Beauty-Solstice-Talk-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Meditation: Awaken to HeartSpace (2015-12-23) - Awaken to HeartSpace, the open awareness that is intrinsically tender and wakeful, and discover how to experience this life from the domain of heart.

Direct download: 2015-12-23-Meditation-HeartSpace-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

This meditation is included at the end of the RAIN of Self-Compassion talk. This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces this 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.

To listen to the complete talk, go to: The RAIN of Self-Compassion.

Direct download: 2015-12-16-Meditation-The-RAIN-of-Self-Compassion-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

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: 4:15pm EDT

Meditation: Aliveness, Space and Awareness (2015-12-16)

This practice includes a body scan that opens into experience of continuous space, filled with the light of awareness.

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Direct download: 2015-12-16-Meditation-Aliveness-Space-and-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

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?”

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Direct download: 2015-12-09-Desire-A_Current_of_Homecoming-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm EDT

Meditation: Calming and Opening (2015-12-09)

Meditation: Calming and Opening (2015-12-09) - This meditation guides us in collecting and quieting the mind with the breath, and then relaxing all effort, and simply resting in what is.

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Direct download: 2015-12-09-Meditation-Calming-and-Opening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Meditation: Choosing Living Presence

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Direct download: 2015-12-02-Meditation-Choosing-Living-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:29am EDT

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: 10:15am EDT

Feeling Gratitude, Giving Love (2015-11-25)

Feeling Gratitude, Giving Love - Thanksgiving 2015 (2015-11-25) - Like breathing in and breathing out, gratitude and generosity allow us to live fully. This talks explores what blocks these natural capacities, and three pathways of nourishing a grateful and giving heart.  

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Meditation: Awake and Open Awareness (2015-11-25)

Meditation: Awake and Open Awareness (2015-11-25)

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Direct download: 2015-11-25-Meditation-Awake-and-Open-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

Meditation: Awake and Open Awareness (with Oms) (2015-11-25)

Meditation: Awake and Open Awareness (with community chanting Om's) (2015-11-25)

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Heart Meditation: Loving Presence (from retreat)(2015-10-12)

Heart Meditation: Loving Presence (from retreat)(2015-10-12) - Scanning the body, filling it with the image of a smile, meditation continues with loving presence of someone easy to love, our own being, and offering care to others.

Direct download: 2015-10-12-Heart-Meditation-Loving-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

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.

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Direct download: 2015-11-18-Part2-Awakening-through-Anger-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

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: 1:19pm EDT

Part 1: Awakening through Anger - The U-Turn to Freedom (2015-11-11)

Awakening through Anger - The U-Turn to Freedom (2015-11-11) - Anger is naturally triggered when we feel an obstacle to meeting our needs. How do we honor the intelligence within anger, but not get hijacked into emotional reactivity that creates suffering in our individual and collective lives? This talk explores the U-turn that enables us to offer a healing attention to the feelings and unmet needs under anger. Once present with our inner life, we are able to respond to those around us with wisdom, empathy and true strength.

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.”
― Mark Twain

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Direct download: 2015-11-11-Awakening-through-Anger-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Meditation: The Heartspace That is Home (2015-11-11)

Meditation: The Heartspace That is Home (2015-11-11) - This meditation awakens attention to the space of awareness, and then explores how this awake awareness is experienced as heartspace, the vast tenderness that is home.

Direct download: 2015-11-11-Meditation-Heartspace-That-is-Home-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Compass of Our Heart (2015-11-04)

Compass of Our Heart (2015-11-04) - All of our actions, our entire life experience, arises from the energy of intention.  While it’s natural that our intentions are shaped by egoic wants and fears, when we bring this into conscious, compassionate awareness, we can discover the deep aspiration that guides and energizes our awakening hearts and minds. This talk explores the movement from egoic intention to liberating intention…the movement from “my will” to “my hearts will.

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

Direct download: 2015-11-04-Compass-of-Our-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

2015-10-10-Morning-Instruction-and-Meditation (from retreat)

2015-10-10-Morning-Instruction-and-Meditation (from the IMCW fall residential retreat)

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

Direct download: 2015-10-10-Morning-Instruction-and-Meditation-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

Relating Wisely with Imperfection (2015-10-28)

Relating Wisely with Imperfection (2015-10-28) - Our survival brain reacts to perceived imperfection with aversion and anxiety, and if we are habituated to this reaction, we become imprisoned in the identity of a flawed separate self. This talk explores the healing and transformation that is possible as we learn to regard imperfection with mindfulness and compassion.

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

Direct download: 2015-10-28-Relating-Wisely-with-Imperfection-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

Meditation: A Healing Breath (2015-10-28)

Meditation: A Healing Breath (2015-10-28) - This meditation introduces a simple breathing practice that brings relaxation and inner ease.

Direct download: 2015-10-28-Meditation-A-Healing-Breath-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

Awakening Beyond Self (2015-10-21) - Suffering is our call to deepen attention and discover the truth of who we are beyond the identity of a separate, deficient self. This talk examines how thoughts, beliefs and emotions keep us trapped in a confining identity, and two pathways of practice that serve awakening and freedom.

Direct download: 2015-10-21-Awakening-Beyond-Self-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Meditation: Letting Life Be As It Is (2015-10-21)

Meditation: Letting Life Be As It Is (2015-10-21)

Direct download: 2015-10-21-Meditation-Letting-Life-Be-As-It-Is-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT

Ten-Minute Basic Meditation Practice (from retreat) (2015-10-10)

Ten-Minute Basic Meditation Practice (from the first morning instructions at the 2015 IMCW fall retreat) (2015-10-10)

Direct download: 2015-10-10-Ten-Minute-Basic-Meditation-Practice-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:50am 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.


Retreat Meditation: Radiant Empty Heart (2015-10-15)

Retreat Meditation: Radiant Empty Heart (2015-10-15) - an open focus meditation given at the 2015 IMCW Fall 7-day Residential Retreat

Direct download: 2015-10-15-Retreat-Meditation-Radiant-Empty-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life (2015-10-07)

Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life (2015-10-07) - How can we trust in basic goodness when we encounter so much greed and violence within and around us? This talk explores three pathways of practice that enable us to bring a healing attention to our primitive survival conditioning, and cultivate the heart and awareness that express our full potential and deepest essence.

"Who would you be if you trusted the basic goodness and beauty that lives through you?"

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

Direct download: 2015-10-07-Trusting-Ourselves-Trusting-Life-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence (2015-10-07)

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence (2015-10-07)

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Direct download: 2015-10-07-Meditation-Relaxing-Back-into-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

The Sacred Pause (2015-09-30)

The Sacred Pause (2015-09-30) - When we are lost in the trance of doing, our lives are on automatic, and contracted by sense that something’s wrong or missing. This talk explores the challenges of learning to pause, and the blessings that arise when step out of our incessant mental and physical activity and reconnect with the being-qualities of presence, wisdom and love.

Direct download: 2015-09-30-The-Sacred-Pause-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

Meditation: Opening to the Mystery (2015-09-30)

Meditation: Opening to the Mystery (2015-09-30)

Direct download: 2015-09-30-Meditation-Opening-to-the-Mystery-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Genuine Acceptance (2009-08-26)

Genuine Acceptance (2009-08-26) - a favorite from 2009
Our capacity to accept this life is key to our freedom, yet there are many misconceptions about acceptance: People wonder, if acceptance makes us a doormat in relationships? Isn't acceptance akin to resignation? Doesn't it make us passive when what is needed is action? This talk explores some of the misunderstandings about acceptance and offers teachings on the nature of genuine and liberating acceptance.

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/donate.html. With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2009-08-26-Genuine-Acceptance-2015-09-25-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Center of Now - with Body Scan (2011-02-16)

Guided Meditation: Center of Now - with Body Scan (2011-02-16) - a favorite meditation from 2011. Includes chanting "AH."

Direct download: 2011-02-16-Meditation-Center-of-Now-with-Body-Scan-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

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

Heart Meditation: Letting Go of Judgment (2015-09-05) (retreat)

Heart Meditation: Letting Go of Judgment (2015-09-05) (retreat)

Direct download: 2015-09-05-Heart-Meditation-Letting-Go-of-Judgment-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

Releasing Limiting Beliefs (2015-09-09)

Releasing Limiting Beliefs (2015-09-09) - If we investigate patterns of emotional suffering or “stuckness,” we’ll discover that under our pain is a fear based belief. Until these beliefs are brought into the light of compassionate awareness, they control and confine our lives. This talk reviews key steps of inquiry and mindfulness that help us realize the freedom that comes with awakening from the grip of beliefs.

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 http://www.tarabrach.com/donate.html. With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2015-09-09-Releasing-Limiting-Beliefs-TaraBrach-64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

Meditation: Simplicity of Presence (2015-09-09)

Meditation: Simplicity of Presence (2015-09-09)

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“Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease”
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Direct download: 2015-09-09-Meditation-Simplicity-of-Presence-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Learning to Respond, Not React (2015-09-02)

Learning to Respond, Not React (2015-09-02) - When stressed, we often react with looping fear-thoughts, feelings and behaviors that cause harm to ourselves and/or others. This talk offers three interrelated strategies that can serve us when we’re triggered by stress, and help us find our way back to our natural wisdom, empathy and wholeness of being. By de-conditioning habitual reactivity, we are increasingly able to respond to our life circumstances in ways that serve healing and awakening.

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 http://www.tarabrach.com/donate.html. With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2015-09-02-Learning-to-Respond-Not-React-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

Meditation - Cultivating an Intimate Presence (2015-09-02)

Meditation - Cultivating an Intimate Presence (2015-09-02)

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“Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease”
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Awakening from the Trance - Embracing Unlived Life (2015-08-26)

Awakening from the Trance - Embracing Unlived Life (2015-08-26) - When physical or emotional pain is too much, our conditioning is to pull away and avoid direct contact with raw feelings. The result is a trance - we are split off from the wholeness of our aliveness, intelligence and capacity to love. This talk explores how this dissociation shows up in our lives and a powerful way that mindfulness enables us to integrate cut-off parts of our being.

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 http://www.tarabrach.com/donate.html. With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2015-08-26-Awakening-from-the-Trance-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Meditation: Opening to the Sea of Presence (2015-08-26)

Meditation: Opening to the Sea of Presence (2015-08-26)

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“Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease”
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Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO (2015-08-19)

Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO (2015-08-19) - There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential - fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with mindful presence, and discover within them the essence energies of loving awareness and full aliveness.

Note - This talk is dedicated to Tim Ferriss, who turned me on to the phrase FOMO. Tim exemplifies the creative aliveness of FOMO energy when it’s living through someone who’s dedicated to being awake, caring and real. (check out his podcasts, http://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast/)

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“Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease”
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Direct download: 2015-08-19-Transforming-Two-Fears-FOF-and-FOMO-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Meditation: Touching Peace (2015-08-19)

Meditation: Touching Peace (2015-08-19) - (uses the image of a smile as a supportive technique)

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“Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease”
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Direct download: 2015-08-19-Meditation-Touching-Peace-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

Meditation: "Smile Meditation" (2010-07-07)

Meditation: "Smile Meditation" (2010-07-07) - posted to podcast from Tara's website by popular demand! 

Direct download: 2010-07-07-Smile-Meditation-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

Radical Acceptance Revisited (2015-08-12)

Radical Acceptance Revisited (2015-08-12) - One of the truths we most regularly forget is that if we are at war with ourselves, we can’t feel love and connection with our world. This talk looks at the genesis of the “Trance of Unworthiness” and how the wings of mindfulness and heartfulness can dissolve the trance and reveal the loving awareness that is our essence Being.

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Direct download: 2015-08-12-Radical-Acceptance-Revisited-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Meditation - The Sky-like Mind (2015-08-12)

Meditation - The Sky-like Mind (2015-08-12) - listening and discovering the sky-like mind that is our true home.

Direct download: 2015-08-12-Meditation-The-Sky-like-Mind-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

The Sacred Art of Listening (2015-08-05)

The Sacred Art of Listening (2015-08-05) - Deep listening - the kind of listening that brings intimacy and understanding—takes intentional practice. This talk looks at the societal and inner obstacles to an undistracted presence, and the mindfulness strategies that nourish our capacity to listen in a way that heals and connects.

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

Direct download: 2015-08-05-The-Sacred-Art-of-Listening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

Meditation: Relaxing, Breathing, Opening (2015-08-05)

Meditation: Relaxing, Breathing, Opening (2015-08-05)

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

Direct download: 2015-08-05-Meditation-Relaxing-Breathing-Opening.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachments and Addictions  (2015-07-29)

The Realm of Hungry Ghosts (2015-07-29) - In Buddhist cosmology, the torment of intense desire that can never really be satisfied is depicted as the realm of Hungry Ghosts. This talk explores the attachments and addictions that so many of us struggle with, and the teachings and practices that can liberate us.

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Direct download: 2015-07-29-The-Realm-of-Hungry-Ghosts-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

"Coming Back" - Meditation Instructions with Q and A (from retreat) (2015-06-26)

"Coming Back" - Meditation Instructions with Q and A (from retreat) (2015-06-26) - A special recording from the first morning of the 2015 IMCW Women's Retreat that offers further guidance and addresses some frequently asked questions about meditation. (13.5 min)

Direct download: 2015-06-26-Retreat-Meditation-Instructions-with-QA-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Meditation - Relaxing Back into Wakeful Openness (2015-07-22)

Meditation - Relaxing Back into Wakeful Openness (2015-07-22) -

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That Bird Got My Wings (2015-07-22)

That Bird Got My Wings (2015-07-22) - This talk looks at how we are imprisoned by a limited sense of who we are, and how the wings of mindfulness and heartfulness enable us to realize the spirit that is our essence. We then look at how we can bring the wings of freedom to our engagement with others. The talk’s title is the name of a book written by Jarvis Masters, a deeply wise and inspiring African American man currently on death row at San Quentin prison.

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Direct download: 2015-07-22-That-Bird-Got-My-Wings-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm 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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The Dance with Pain (2015-07-08)

The Dance with Pain (2015-07-08) - “Pain is inevitable and suffering is optional.”  In this talk Tara explores the difference between pain and suffering and examines the most common, yet often unconscious, ways we resist pain. She then shares practices that help us find balance, equanimity and awakening in the midst.

Your support will enable us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time. Visit: www.tarabrach.com. A guided meditation on "Radical Acceptance of Pain" is available on the "Guided Meditations" page.  With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2015-07-08-Dance-with-Pain-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Meditation: Presence, Breath, Full Aliveness (2015-07-08)

Meditation: Presence, Breath, Full Aliveness (2015-07-08)


Part 2: Devotional Practices (2015-07-01)

Part 2: Devotional Practices (2015-07-01) - The sacred feminine expresses the realization of our belonging, our innate interdependence with all of life. These two classes explores inner practices that help us open to our longing to belong, and awaken the power of prayer.

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Direct download: 2015-07-01-Devotional-Practices-Pt2-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

Meditation: Relaxing into the Flow (2015-07-01)

Meditation: Relaxing into the Flow (2015-07-01)

Direct download: 2015-07-01-Meditation-Relaxing-Into-the-Flow-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Part 1: Devotional Practices (2015-06-24)

Part 1: Devotional Practices (2015-06-24) - The sacred feminine expresses the realization of our belonging, our innate interdependence with all of life. These two classes explores inner practices that help us open to our longing to belong, and awaken the power of prayer. 

Direct download: 2015-06-24-Devotional-Practices-Pt1-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Beloved Community (2015-06-17)

Beloved Community (2015-06-17) - Martin Luther King’s term, “Beloved Community,” points to our potential for living together with love, justice and respect. This talk explores the often hidden expressions of racism that fuel separation and violence, and pathways toward healing and freeing our collective hearts.

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“Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease”
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Direct download: 2015-06-17-Beloved-Community-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Meditation: Relaxing Open into Full Presence (2015-06-17)

Meditation: Relaxing Open into Full Presence (2015-06-17) - Please support this podcast by donating at www.tarabrach.com. Your donations allow us to continue to freely offer the teachings!


Part 2: Beyond the Fear Body (2015-06-10)

Part 2: Beyond the Fear Body (2015-06-10) - A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering the awakened heart.  In these two talks we explore the suffering of becoming identified with the fear body, and the skillful means that enable a full and liberating presence with fear.

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Direct download: 2015-06-10-Pt2-Beyond-the-Fear-Body-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

Meditation: Resting in Knowing (2015-06-10)

Meditation: Resting in Knowing (2015-06-10)

Direct download: 2015-06-10-Meditation-Resting-in-Knowing-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

Part 1: Beyond the Fear Body (2015-06-03)

Part 1: Beyond the Fear Body (2015-06-03) - A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering the awakened heart.  In these two talks we explore the suffering of becoming identified with the fear body, and the skillful means that enable a full and liberating presence with fear.

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

Direct download: 2015-06-03-Pt1-Beyond-the-Fear-Body-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Meditation - Relaxing Open into Presence (2015-06-03)

Meditation - Relaxing Open into Presence (2015-06-03) - "...re-relaxing... sensing in your body what might let go a little bit more right now."

Direct download: 2015-06-03-Meditation-Relaxing-Open-into-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

The Two Wings of Awareness (2015-05-27)

The Two Wings of Awareness (2015-05-27) - The two wings of understanding and love awaken as we learn to recognize what is here in the present moment, and to allow experience to be just as it is. This talk includes a guided reflection and a brief period of questions and responses.

Direct download: 2015-05-27-The-Two-Wings-of-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

Meditation - Living Presence (2015-05-27)

Meditation - Living Presence (2015-05-27)

Direct download: 2015-05-27-Meditation-Living-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Part 2: Impermanence - Awakening Through Insecurity (2015-05-20)

Part 2: Impermanence - Awakening Through Insecurity (2015-05-20) - From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we are profoundly vulnerable. Our habitual reaction to insecurity fuels separation, and limits our capacity to live and love fully. These two talks explore the blessings of wisdom, love and freedom that naturally arise as, instead of resisting, we learn to open directly to the insecurity of impermanence.

Direct download: 2015-05-20-Pt2-Impermanence-Awakening-Through-Insecurity-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

Meditation: Entering the Flow (2015-05-20)

Guided Meditation: Entering the Flow (2015-05-20) - "Letting go over and over into this changing flow - the river of aliveness."

Direct download: 2015-05-20-Meditation-Entering-the-Flow-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

Part 1: Impermanence - Awakening Through Insecurity (2015-05-13)

Part 1: Impermanence - Awakening Through Insecurity (2015-05-13) - From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we are profoundly vulnerable. Our habitual reaction to insecurity fuels separation, and limits our capacity to live and love fully. These two talks explore the blessings of wisdom, love and freedom that naturally arise as, instead of resisting, we learn to open directly to the insecurity of impermanence.

Direct download: 2015-05-13-Pt1-Impermanence-Awakening-Through-Insecurity-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Meditation: Opening to the Flow (2015-05-13)

Meditation: Opening to the Flow (2015-05-13)

Direct download: 2015-05-13-Meditation-Opening-to-the-Flow-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT