Dec 30, 2016
Don't Know Mind - Thoughts, and more broadly, conceptual knowledge, cannot lead to the direct realization of truth, of reality. While thoughts are an essential part of surviving and thriving, spiritual awakening only becomes possible when we step out of the trance of thinking. This talk invites listeners into...
Dec 29, 2016
Meditation: A Listening Presence with Smile Body Scan (2016-11-10) - Listening to sounds is a powerful way to quiet the thinking mind and connect with the natural openness of awareness. This meditation emphasizes the anchor of listening, and guides us to relax through our bodies, filling them with the image of a smile....
Dec 27, 2016
Question and Response: Heart Practices - (2016-11-05) - follow-up to the guided heart practice: Taking in the Goodness.
Tara replies to questions from retreatants.
~ from the IMCW Fall retreat
Dec 27, 2016
Heart Meditation with Instructions: Taking in the Goodness (2016-11-05) - previously published without lead-in instructions. ~ from the IMCW Fall retreat
Rumi said, “Whenever some kindness comes to you, turn that way – toward the source of kindness.”
This meditation guides us to look for the source of loving...
Dec 24, 2016
The Revolution of Tenderness - Part 2 (2016-12-21) - These two talks explore our capacity to be tender - sensitive and responsive to ourselves and others. This capacity marks a radical evolutionary shift from a self-centered existence shaped by fear, to a life lived from the realization of our collective belonging and...