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

Meditation: Forgiving Ourselves and Others (2015-04-19)

Meditation: Forgiving Ourselves and Others (2015-04-19) - a guided heart practice from the 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat


2012-03-28 - Attend and Befriend: Healing the Fear Body - Our fear management strategies--versions of fight/flight-- contract our body and mind, and separate us from others. As we learn to pause and contact the bodily fear with a gentle, mindful awareness, our sense of being enlarges. We rediscover our belonging to presence, love and life.

Direct download: 2012-03-28-Attend-and-Befriend-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

2015-04-29 - Investigating Reality - Beyond an Interpreted World

2015-04-29 - Investigating Reality - Beyond an Interpreted World - The skillful use of inquiry - asking questions in a way that energizes and focuses our attention - brings what is hidden into the light of awareness.  This talk explores the healing that arises as we investigate the unseen, unfelt parts of our psyche, and the freedom discovered as we look into the very essence of who we are.

Direct download: 2015-04-29-Investigating-Reality-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

2015-04-20 - Meditation: Vipassana witih Instruction (from retreat)

2015-04-20 - Meditation: Vipassana witih Instruction - Morning guided meditation and instruction from the 2015 IMCW Spring Retreat

Direct download: 2015-04-20-Retreat-Meditation-Vipassana-with-Instruction.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:42pm 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

2015-04-22 - Meditation - Letting Life Be, Just As It Is

2015-04-22 - Meditation - Letting Life Be, Just As It Is - from morning instructions at the IMCW 2015 Spring Retreat

Direct download: 2015-04-22-Meditation-Letting-Life-Be-Just-As-It-Is-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

2015-04-15 - True Happiness - Realizing Well Being

2015-04-15 - True Happiness - Realizing Well Being - Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and habits that contract us away form presence, and several key ways we can nourish our natural capacity for happiness.

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. With thanks and love, Tara

Direct download: 2015-04-15-True-Happiness-Realizing-Well-Being-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

2015-04-15 - Meditation: Relaxing, Smiling, Being Here

2015-04-15 - Meditation: Relaxing, Smiling, Being Here

Direct download: 2015-04-15-Meditation-Relaxing-Smiling-Being-Here-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

2015-04-08 - Three Liberating Gifts: Part 3 - Looking in the Mirror

2015-04-08 - Three Liberating Gifts: Part 3 - Looking in the Mirror - This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness.  In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path.  The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free.  The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish.  The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.

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: 2015-04-08-Three-Liberating-Gifts-Pt3-Looking-in-the-Mirror-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

2015-04-08 - Meditation: Coming Home to the Senses

2015-04-08 - Meditation: Coming Home to the Senses

Direct download: 2015-04-08-Meditation-Coming-Home-to-the-Senses-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

2015-04-01 - Three Liberating Gifts: Part 2 - Inner Fire

2015-04-01 - Three Liberating Gifts: Part 2 - Inner Fire - This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path. The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free.  The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish. The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.

Direct download: 2015-04-01-Three-Liberating-Gifts-Pt2-Inner-Fire-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

2015-04-01 - Meditation: Listening to and Feeling Life

2015-04-01 - Meditation: Listening to and Feeling Life


2015-03-25 - Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 - Forgiveness

2015-03-25 - Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 - Forgiveness - This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness.  In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on the spiritual path.  The first is the capacity to forgive, to let go of the blame and resentment that prevents our hearts from being open and free.  The second gift is "inner fire," the capacity to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to what we most cherish.  The third gift is a "mirror" or the capacity to look deeply into our own hearts and minds and realize the truth of who we are. Each class includes guided meditations that explore how these gifts can be nourished right here and now in our lives.

Direct download: 2015-03-25-Three-Liberating-Gifts-Pt1-Forgiveness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

2015-03-25 - Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence

2015-03-25 - Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence

Direct download: 2015-03-25-Meditation-Relaxing-Back-into-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

2015-03-18 - Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs

2015-03-18 - Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs - This talk looks at how we get imprisoned in fear based, limiting beliefs. We then explore key meditative steps that help release these veils and reveal the fullness and goodness of our essential being.

Direct download: 2015-03-18-Freedom-from-Fear-Based-Beliefs-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

2015-03-18 - Meditation: Awakening from the Dream

2015-03-18 - Meditation: Awakening from the Dream

Direct download: 2015-03-18-Meditation-Awakening-from-the-Dream-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:51am EDT

2009-08-26 - Genuine Acceptance

2009-08-26 - Genuine Acceptance - 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.

Direct download: 2009-08-26-Genuine-Acceptance-TaraBrach-rev.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

2011-11-09 - Meditation - Discovering Inner Space

2011-11-09 - Meditation - Discovering Inner Space - By imagining the space inside the body, we discover the continuous space of awareness that is the source and essence of all aliveness.

Direct download: 2011-11-09-Meditation-Discovering-Inner-Space-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

2015-03-04 - Sure Heart's Release

2015-03-04 - Sure Heart's Release - The pathway to our awaken heart includes deep recognition of our barriers to love, and as we open, the courage to express our love. This talk includes a reflection and practice that can support us in inhabiting our full capacity for loving presence.

Direct download: 2015-03-04-Sure-Hearts-Release-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

2015-03-04 - Meditation: Open Wakeful Presence

2015-03-04 - Meditation: Open Wakeful Presence

Direct download: 2015-03-04-Meditation-Open-Wakeful-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

2015-02-25 - From Dragons to Schmoos - Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence

2015-02-25 - From Dragons to Schmoos - Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence - The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion to the dragons - the difficult emotions and related behaviors that are a deeply conditioned part of the human experience. In this talk we explore the awakening that is possible as we recognize our reactive patterns and instead of judgment, offer a loving and healing presence.

Direct download: 2015-02-25-From-Dragons-to-Schmoos-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

2015-02-25 - Meditation: Resting in Wakeful Presence

2015-02-25 - Meditation: Resting in Wakeful Presence - This meditation begins with a body scan, then guides us to a feeling of open presence.

Direct download: 2015-02-25-Meditation-Resting-in-Wakeful-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

2015-02-18 - Part 2: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice

2015-02-18 - Part 2: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice - This two-part series offers a clear and fresh understanding of practices that cultivate mindful awareness. The first class examines our attitude towards practice and gives guidance on posture, establishing an anchor for attention, and learning to concentrate and collect the mind - “coming back.”  The second class focuses on the practice of mindfulness - “being here,” and the component qualities of clear recognition and an allowing non-judgmental presence. 

Direct download: 2015-02-18-Part2-Basic-Elements-of-Meditation-Practice-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

2015-02-18 - Meditation: Body Scan - Living Presence

2015-02-18 - Meditation: Body Scan - Living Presence

Direct download: 2015-02-18-Meditation-Body-Scan-Living-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

2015-02-18 - Meditation: Body Scan - Living Presence - 11 minutes

2015-02-18 - Meditation: Body Scan - Living Presence - 11 minutes


2015-02-11 - Part 1: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice

2015-02-11 - Part 1: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice - This two-part series offers a clear and fresh understanding of practices that cultivate mindful awareness. The first class examines our attitude towards practice and gives guidance on posture, establishing an anchor for attention, and learning to concentrate and collect the mind - “coming back.”  The second class focuses on the practice of mindfulness - “being here,” and the component qualities of clear recognition and an allowing non-judgmental presence. 

Direct download: 2015-02-11-Part1-Basic-Elements-of-Meditation-Practice-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

2015-02-11 - Meditation - Coming Back to the Breath

2015-02-11 - Meditation - Coming Back to the Breath

Direct download: 2015-02-11-Meditation-Coming-Back-to-the-Breath-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

2014-12-31-Retreat Meditation - Forgiving Ourselves and Others

2014-12-31-Retreat Meditation - Forgiving Ourselves and Others - Instruction and guided heart forgiveness practice from the 2014 IMCW New Year's Retreat.


2015-01-28 - Inhabiting Our Bodies with Presence

2015-01-28 - Inhabiting Our Bodies with Presence - Our conditioning is to pull away from our physical experience when it is difficult. When we regularly dissociate, we are removed from  the source of our power, intuition and capacity to love in a full way. This talk looks at the ways we leave our body and the path of homecoming to living loving presence.

Direct download: 2015-01-28-Inhabiting-Our-Bodies-with-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

2015-01-28 - Meditation: Living Presence

2015-01-28 - Meditation: Living Presence

Direct download: 2015-01-28-Meditation-Living-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

2015-01-21 - Listening to the Calling of Our Hearts

2015-01-21 - Listening to the Calling of Our Hearts - In any moment, our intention - what we are energetically wanting - shapes our life experience. While our deepest intention may be to realize and live from loving awareness, we are often driven by egoic fear and grasping. This talk explores how mindfulness can recognize our prevailing intention, and by staying present, kind and accepting, we can reconnect with the deeper longings that carry us to awakening and freedom.

Direct download: 2015-01-21-Listening-to-the-Calling-of-Our-Hearts-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

2015-01-21 - Meditation: Awake Space - Relaxing Back Into Awareness

2015-01-21 - Meditation: Awake Space - Relaxing Back Into Awareness

Direct download: 2015-01-21-Meditation-Relaxing-Back-Into-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

2015-01-14 Refuge in Loving Relationship

2015-01-14 Refuge in Loving Relationship - Bringing presence to our relationships reveals our connectedness and essential Oneness. This talk explores two domains of this awakening with others: Realizing our shared vulnerability - that we’re in it together - and recognizing the inherent goodness or sacredness that lives through everyone.

Direct download: 2015-01-14-Refuge-in-Loving-Relationship-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

2015-01-14 - Meditation: Relaxing Back and Letting Life Be As It Is

2015-01-14 - Meditation: Relaxing Back and Letting Life Be As It Is

Direct download: 2015-01-14-Meditation-Relaxing-Back-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

2015-01-07 - Taking Refuge in Your Own True Nature

2015-01-07 - Taking Refuge in Your Own True Nature - The three classic refuges of Buddha (awareness), Dharma (truth) and Sangha (loving relatedness) are each expressions of our deepest essence. This talk reflects on the refuges and includes guided meditations and a closing ritual that helps us remember the pathway home in our daily life. (note: to participate in the ritual you will need a piece of red string about 28 inches long)

Direct download: 2015-01-07-Taking-Refuge-In-Your-Own-True-Nature-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

2015-01-07 - Meditation: Living Open Presence

2015-01-07 - Meditation: Living Open Presence

Direct download: 2015-01-07-Meditation-Living-Open-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

2014-12-30 - (retreat talk) Landlocked in Fur - Three Domains of Formless Presence

2014-12-30 - Retreat Talk - Landlocked in Fur - Three Domains of Formless Presence - While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the formless dimension - the pure awareness is our shared source. This talk explores how we can undo the identification with thoughts, emotions and feelings that keeps us landlocked and unable to trust and live from our naturally loving and radiant essence. (given at the 2014 IMCW New Year's Retreat in Reisterstown, MD)

Poem at start of talk: "Landlocked in Fur" - by Tukaram. From: “Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West” (Ladinksy, 2002)


2014-12-30 Meditation - The Luminous Space of Awareness (retreat)

2014-12-30 Meditation - The Luminous Space of Awareness (given at the 2014 IMCW New Year's retreat in Reisterstown, MD) - This meditation shifts attention from form to the formless source of all Being. Discover and rest in continuous space, filled with the light of awareness.

Direct download: 2014-12-30-Meditation-Luminous-Space-of-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

2014-08-02 - (retreat talk) Embodying Loving Presence

2014-08-02 - (retreat talk) Embodying Loving Presence - This talk looks at the evolutionary fear-patterning that creates separation in our relationships, and at the practices that open us to giving and receiving love.

Direct download: 2014-08-02-Embodying-Loving-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

2014-12-17 - Part 2: Intimacy with Life

2014-12-17 - Part 2: Intimacy with Life - This season is one of celebrating the light and love that is our unifying source. And yet at these times our society is being forced to face its deep patterning of racial oppression, amongst other expressions of violence. These two talks investigate the process of turning against ourselves and others, and how intentional and deep presence can heal the suffering of separation.

Direct download: 2014-12-17-Pt2-Intimacy-with-Life-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

2014-12-17 - Meditation: Light of Awareness

2014-12-17 - Meditation: Light of Awareness

Direct download: 2014-12-17-Meditation-Light-of-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

2014-12-10 - Part 1: Intimacy with Life

2014-12-10 - Part 1: Intimacy with Life - This season is one of celebrating the light and love that is our unifying source. And yet at these times our society is being forced to face its deep patterning of racial oppression, amongst other expressions of violence. These two talks investigate the process of turning against ourselves and others, and how intentional and deep presence can heal the suffering of separation.

Direct download: 2014-12-10-Pt1-Intimacy-with-Life-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

2014-12-10 - Meditation: Intimacy with the Flow of Life

2014-12-10 - Meditation: Intimacy with the Flow of Life


2014-10-30-Retreat Talk - Removing the Barriers to Love

2014-10-30 - Removing the Barriers to Love - In our daily trance of feeling separate, we spend many moments wanting others to be different so we can feel better. This talk explores the heart awakening that unfolds when we deepen our commitment to seeing what is happening inside us. Only then can we see another with clear eyes, and realize the love that arises from our inherent Oneness.

Direct download: 2014-10-30-RetreatTalk-Removing-the-Barriers-to-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

2014-11-26 - A Generous Heart

2014-11-26 - A Generous Heart - Our deep potential is to live from an awake, loving heart. This talk looks at how, with a kind and mindful attention, we can decondition habitual tendencies toward grasping and self-centeredness, and nourish the sense of connectedness and care that gives rise to generosity. As we bring these heart practices alive in our most immediate relationships, they have the power to evolve consciousness in widening circles across the world.

Direct download: 2014-11-26-A-Generous-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

2014-11-26 - Guided Meditation - The Space of Awareness

2014-11-26 - Guided Meditation - The Space of Awareness

Direct download: 2014-11-26-Meditation-The-Space-of-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

2014-11-19 - Awakening Through Change and Loss

2014-11-19 - Awakening Through Change and Loss - Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely related to how we open to the truth of impermanence. This talk examines how our ways of trying to control life solidify our perception of being separate and threatened. We then look at the wings of mindful presence and compassion that open us to loss and grief, and reveal the loving awareness that is beyond birth and death.

Direct download: 2014-11-19-Awakening-through-Change-and-Loss-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT

2014-11-19 - Meditation - Opening to Life's Flow

2014-11-19 - Meditation - Opening to Life's Flow

Direct download: 2014-11-19-Meditation-Opening-to-Lifes-Flow-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

2014-11-12 The Sacred Art of Listening

2014-11-12 The Sacred Art of Listening - Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely related to how we open to the truth of impermanence. This talk examines how our ways of trying to control life solidify our perception of being separate and threatened. We then look at the wings of mindful presence and compassion that open us to loss and grief, and reveal the loving awareness that is beyond birth and death.

Direct download: 2014-11-12-art-of-listening-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

2014-11-12 Meditation - Listening to Life

2014-11-12 Meditation - Listening to Life

Direct download: 2014-11-12-Meditation-listening-to-life-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

2014-11-05 Radical Self-Honesty - The Joy of Getting Real

2014-11-05 Radical Self-Honesty - The Joy of Getting Real - Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt, resisted parts of our psyche. This talk explores ways we can deepen self-honesty and reconnect to a wholeness of being that enables us to live with spontaneity, confidence, wisdom and love.

Quote from Elizabeth Lesser: "My prayer to god every day: Remove the veils so I might see what is really happening here and not be intoxicated by my stories and my fears." 

Direct download: 2014-11-05-Radical-Self-Honesty-Joy-of-Getting-Real-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

2014-11-05 Meditation - Relaxing into Living Presence

2014-11-05 Meditation - Relaxing into Living Presence


2014-10-26 - Retreat Talk - Sacred Fertilizer - The Portal of Fear

2014-10-26 - Retreat Talk - Sacred fertilizer - The Portal of Fear - Bringing presence to the contraction of fear is a universal part of spiritual awakening. This talk explores two interrelated pathways of opening to and transforming fear. 


2014-10-22-Part 2 - Happiness

2014-10-22-Part 2 - Happiness - The Buddha said that he would not teach about happiness if it were not possible to realize this experience of peace and deep well-being. In this three part series, we explore two kinds of happiness - that which arises out of particular causes and the experience of “happy for no reason.” The talks examine the attachments that block happiness, ways to “gladden the mind,” and the liberating presence that naturally expresses as pure happiness.

Direct download: 2014-10-22-Pt2-Happiness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

2014-10-22-Meditation - Opening to Full Aliveness

2014-10-22-Meditation - Opening to Full Aliveness

Direct download: 2014-10-22-Meditation-Opening-to-Full-Aliveness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

2014-10-15 - Part 1 - Happiness - The Buddha said that he would not teach about happiness if it were not possible to realize this experience of peace and deep well-being. In this three part series, we explore two kinds of happiness - that which arises out of particular causes and the experience of “happy for no reason.” The talks examine the attachments that block happiness, ways to “gladden the mind,” and the liberating presence that naturally expresses as pure happiness.

Direct download: 2014-10-15-Pt1-Happiness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT

2014-10-15 Meditation - Coming Back to Your Senses

2014-10-15 Meditation - Coming Back to Your Senses

Direct download: 2014-10-15-Meditation-Coming-Back-to-Your-Senses-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

2014-10-08 - Part 2 - Unconditional Love

2014-10-01 - Part 2 - Unconditional Love  - These two talks explore key elements in manifesting our innate capacity for unconditional love. Both talks include teachings and meditative strategies for recognizing our blocks to loving, and, through courageous, embodied presence, discovering who we are when not confined by the limiting beliefs and feelings of an egoic self. The first focuses on accepting and embracing our inner life, and the second, on the awakening of a loving presence that includes the whole of this living world.

Direct download: 2014-10-08-Pt2-Unconditional-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

2014-10-08 - Meditation - Loving Kindness - embracing ourselves and all beings with a full and tender loving presence.

Direct download: 2014-10-08-Meditation-Loving-Kindness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

2014-10-01 - Part 1 - Unconditional Love

2014-10-01 - Part 1 - Unconditional Love - These two talks explore key elements in manifesting our innate capacity for unconditional love. Both talks include teachings and meditative strategies for recognizing our blocks to loving, and, through courageous, embodied presence, discovering who we are when not confined by the limiting beliefs and feelings of an egoic self. The first focuses on accepting and embracing our inner life, and the second, on the awakening of a loving presence that includes the whole of this living world.

Direct download: 2014-10-01-Pt1-Unconditional-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

2014-10-01 - Meditation - Listening to and Feeling Our Life

2014-10-01 - Guided Meditation - Listening to and Feeling Our Life


2014-09-24 - Awakening from the Landlocked Self

2014-09-24 - Awakening from the Landlocked Self - The Buddha taught that our suffering arises from forgetting who we are. This talk explores the trance of identifying as Somebody, and the compassionate witnessing that allows us to discover the freedom of our natural being.

Direct download: 2014-09-24-Awakening-from-the-Landlocked-Self-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

2014-09-24 Meditation - Befriending and Opening to Life


2014-09-17 - Earth's Crisis - On the Edge of the Roof

2014-09-18 - Earth’s Crisis - On the Edge of the Roof - This talk views the ecological dis-ease of our planet through the lens of our evolutionary unfolding. We explore the egoic trance that has precipitated the destruction of our environment, and the inner practices of presence that enable us to respond from love and wisdom.

Direct download: 2014-09-17-Earths-Crisis-On-the-Edge-of-the-Roof-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

2014-09-17-Meditation - Opening to Aliveness

2014-09-17 Guided Meditation: Opening to Aliveness

Direct download: 2014-09-17-Meditation-Opening-to-Aliveness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

2013-10-14 - Satsang - Peace is this Moment

2013-10-14 - Satsang - Peace is this Moment - Evening of question/response with Tara after a meditation on Dorothy Hunt's poem, "Peace is Moment Without Judgment."

Direct download: 2013-10-14-Satsang-Peace-Is-This-Moment-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Satsang -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

2011-12-31 - Meditation - Awakening Compassion - Tonglen

2011-12-31 - Guided Meditation - Awakening Compassion - Tonglen - Our deepest wisdom and purest actions arise out of open-hearted presence. This meditation, "Awakening Compassion," is drawn from the Tibetan tradition and carries us home to the vastness of loving presence.

Direct download: 2011-12-31-FriPM-Awakening-Compassion-Tonglen-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

2013-05-13 - Question and Response at Satsang

A Special Evening Satsang – question and response with Tara from 2013-05-13. Many of the questions that evening were about R.A.I.N. NOTE: Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering of spiritual friends. The word comes from Sanskrit – sat means truth - and sangha is community or company of spiritual friends.

Direct download: 2013-05-13-Question-Response-at-Satsang-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Satsang -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

2011-04-13-Metta Meditation - Happiness

2011-04-13-Metta Meditation - Happiness - 17 minutes - Tara was away this week, so posting a long-time and well-played favorite from her website at www.tarabrach.com.

Direct download: 2011-04-13-Metta-Meditation--Happiness-17min-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

Direct download: 2013-05-29-Meditation-Just-This-Breath-TaraBrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

2014-08-27 - Loving Truth - The Power of Investigation

2014-08-27 - Loving Truth - The Power of Investigation - A key element in spiritual awakening is wise and compassionate investigation. This talk explores how investigation and inquiry (the use of questions) serves emotional healing, intimacy with others and the deepest realization of who we are.

Direct download: 2014-08-27-Loving-Truth--Power-of-Investigation-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

2014-08-27 - Meditation - Space and Aliveness

2014-08-27 - Guided Meditation - Space and Aliveness

Direct download: 2014-08-27-Meditation-Space-and-Aliveness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

2014-08-20 Bringing Awareness to Doing

2014-08-20 Bringing Awareness to Doing - One of the core domains of egoic trance is addictive doing - chronic activity driven by fear and wanting that keeps us from realizing a wholeness of Being. This talk looks at how addictive doing keeps us in the map of time, identified as a separate self, always on our way somewhere else. We then explore ways we undo this conditioning by pausing and opening to the liberating dimension of Being.

Direct download: 2014-08-20-Bringing-Awareness-to-Doing-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

2014-08-20 Guided Meditation - Emptiness Dancing

2014-08-20 Guided Meditation - Emptiness Dancing

Direct download: 2014-08-20-Meditation-Emptiness-Dancing-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

2014-08-13 - Listening to the Song

2014-08-13 - Listening to the Song - Tara was away this week, so asked for this favorite talk to be posted. Listening with our full heart and attention is the gateway to understanding and love. This talk explores the challenges to deep listening, and offers ways of paying attention that awaken a healing listening presence.

Direct download: 2014-08-13-Favorite--Listening-to-the-Song-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

2014-08-13-Guided Meditation - Coming Home to Being - Tara was vacationing this weekend, so she offers a favorite from the archives.

Direct download: 2014-08-13-Guided-Meditation-Coming-Home-to-Being-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

Nuestra verdadera naturaleza

Nuestra verdadera naturaleza - (Meditaciones de la colección de dos CD llamada  - La aceptación radical: Meditaciones guiadas) (Realizing Our True Nature: Self-Inquiry)

 

Direct download: Nuestra_verdadera_naturaleza_RA_CD2.mp3
Category:Spanish Translation -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Regresando a la presencia natural

Regresando a la presencia natural - (Meditaciones de la colección de dos CD llamada  - La aceptación radical: Meditaciones guiadas) (Coming Home to Natural Presence)

 

Direct download: regresando_a_la_presencia_natural.mp3
Category:Spanish Translation -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

Invocando una presencia apacible

Invocando una presencia apacible - (Meditaciones de la colección de dos CD llamada  - La aceptación radical: Meditaciones guiadas) (Invoking Loving Presence in the Face of Difficulty - a version of tonglen)

 

Direct download: invocando_una_presencia_apacible_RA_CD2_2.mp3
Category:Spanish Translation -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT

Cultivando un corazon dispuesto a perdonar - (Meditaciones de la colección de dos CD llamada  - La aceptación radical: Meditaciones guiadas)

 

Direct download: cultivando_un_corazon_dispuesto_a_perdonar_RA_CD2_1.mp3
Category:Spanish Translation -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

Tonglen - (Meditaciones de la colección de dos CD llamada  - La aceptación radical: Meditaciones guiadas) (Tonglen - Transforming Suffering into Compassion)

 

Direct download: Tonglen_RA_CD1_5.mp3
Category:Spanish Translation -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

Aceptación radical del dolor - (Meditaciones de la colección de dos CD llamada  - La aceptación radical: Meditaciones guiadas)

 

Direct download: Aceptacin_radical_del_dolor_RA_CD1.mp3
Category:Spanish Translation -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Afrontar la vida con una sonrisa

Afrontar la vida con una sonrisa - (Meditaciones de la colección de dos CD llamada  - La aceptación radical: Meditaciones guiadas)

Direct download: Afrontar_la_vida_con_una_sonrisa_mixdown_02.mp3
Category:Spanish Translation -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

2014-08-06 - Part 2 - Trusting Your Basic Goodness

2014-08-06 - Part 2 - Trusting Your Basic Goodness - This talk continues the exploration of what causes our distrust of ourselves, others and life, and the pathways to realizing and trusting who we are. We explore the steps of awakening from limiting beliefs, dissolving the resistance to direct embodied presence, and discovering the space and tenderness - the formless dimension - that is indivisible and whole.

Direct download: 2014-08-06-Part2-Trusting-Your-Basic-Goodness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

2014-08-06-Meditation: Entrusting Yourself to the Waves

2014-08-06-Meditation: Entrusting Yourself to the Waves


2014-07-30 - Part 1 - Basic Trust

2014-07-30 - Part 1 - Basic Trust - One of the expressions of an awakened heart-mind is a basic trust in reality. These talks explore the severed belonging that gives rise to mistrust, and two primary pathways to realizing and trusting the indivisible field of loving awareness that is our source.

Direct download: 2014-07-30-Part1-Basic-Trust-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

Meditation: Embodied Awareness

2014-07-30 Meditation: Embodied Awareness

Direct download: 2014-07-30-Meditation-Embodied_Awareness.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

2014-07-23 - An Evening of Inquiry - In this class, Tara offered a guided meditation, some brief words on connecting with the felt sense of our experience, and opened the class to questions.

Direct download: 2014-07-23-Evening-of-Inquiry-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

Meditation: Coming Home to Your Breath

2014-07-23 - Meditation: Coming Home to Your Breath

Direct download: 2014-07-23-Meditation-Coming-Home-to-Your-Breath-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

Nourishing a Liberating Intention

2014-07-09 - Nourishing a Liberating Intention - The Buddha taught that this entire world arises out of the tip of intention. Intentions can arise from an egoic wants and fears, and they can arise from the wisdom of our heart that is calling us home. This talk explores the qualities that signify a liberating intention and how, by bringing presence to our current intention, we uncover the purity and power of our hearts true aspiration.

Direct download: 2014-07-09-Nourishing-a-Liberating-Intention-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Awake, Relaxed and Open

2014-07-09 - Guided Meditation: Awake, Relaxed and Open

Direct download: 2014-07-09-Meditation-Awake-Relaxed-and-Open-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Blessings of Soul Recognition

2014-07-02 Blessings of Soul Recognition - We live under an enchantment that has us see ourselves and each other as separate egoic entities. This talk draws on an Arthurian legend and explores the pathways of presence that enable us to see past the mask - our own, others - and recognize the spirit that shines through these temporary incarnations.

Direct download: 2014-07-02-blessings-of-soul-recognition-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Relaxing Back

2014-07-02 Guided Meditation: Relaxing Back

Direct download: 2014-07-02-meditation-relaxing-back-tarabrach-hq.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Awakening through Conscious Relationship

Communicating our vulnerability and learning to listen - seeking to understand another’s experience - are the keys to discovering the truth of our connectedness. This talk explores the challenges and gifts of dedicating ourselves to becoming more real, present and open in our relationships.

Direct download: 2014-06-18-Awakening-through-Conscious-Relationship-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Meditation: Resting as Awareness

2014-06-18 Meditation: Resting as Awareness

Direct download: 2014-06-18-Resting-as-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

2014-06-11 - Freedom and Happiness in Daily Life - How you live today is how you live your life. This talk explores different meditative practices and teachings that help us reconnect with and nurture presence in the midst of the array of daily stressors.

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Direct download: 2014-06-11-Freedom-and-Happiness-in-Daily-Life-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Stand Still (standing meditation instructions)

2014-06-11 - Guided Meditation: Stand Still (standing meditation instructions)

Direct download: 2014-06-11-Meditation-Stand-Still-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Awakening from Virtual Reality

2014-06-04 - Awakening from Virtual Reality - This talk looks at the power our virtual reality of thoughts can hold over our lives. We then explore how bringing mindful awareness to thinking enables us to heal historical wounding and discover who we are beyond the self-story in our mind. We don’t have to believe our thoughts - they are "real but not true!"

Direct download: 2014-06-04-Awakening-from-Virtual-Reality.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Meditation: Letting Life Live through You

2014-06-04 - Meditation: Letting Life Live through You

Direct download: 2014-06-04-Meditation-Letting-Life-Live-Through-You.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT