Spiritual Hope (2020-06-24) - Spiritual hope opens us to possibility and energizes us to manifest our potential for love and wisdom. In contrast to attachment or egoic hope, which is the grasping for what will benefit a separate self, spiritual hope arises from trust in the openhearted awareness (bodhichitta) that is always and already within us. This talk explores how, as individuals and as a society, we can nourish spiritual hope, and create the grounds for healing and radical transformation.

Direct download: 2020-06-24-Spiritual-Hope-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

Meditation: Body and Spirit (2020-06-24) - As we relax and awaken through our physical body, we discover the formless dimension of awareness or spirit that permeates all of life. This meditation includes a poem from Mary Oliver. 

Direct download: 2020-06-24-Meditation-Body-and-Spirit-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

Sustaining Our Caring (2020-06-17) - All transformation arises out of love; it is the energy of caring about life that moves us toward inner, relational and societal healing. With a primary focus on our radically re-enlivened movement for racial justice and equity, this talk looks at ways of remembering what matters and consciously nourishing our care. 

Direct download: 2020-06-17-Sustaining-Our-Caring-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

Meditation: Embodied Metta (2020-06-17) - Lovingkindness becomes full when it is energetically experienced in our bodies. This meditation guides us in awakening the receptivity, warmth and openness of metta through our body, and then invites us to rest in the space of loving presence, as we open to whatever arises.

Direct download: 2020-06-17-Meditation-Embodied-Metta-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Meditation: Meeting Anger with Awareness (2020-06-10) - When anger is held in mindfulness, it can energize us to respond wisely to challenging situations. This meditation guides us in meeting personal or societal anger with RAIN - recognize, allow, investigate and nurture. [NOTE: this meditation was given at the end of Tara’s "Anger and Transformation" talk on 2020-06-10.]

Direct download: 2020-06-10-Meditation-Meeting-Anger-with-Awareness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

Anger and Transformation (2020-06-19) - The purpose of anger is to let us know there’s an obstacle to our wellbeing, and to energize us to act. While natural and necessary for survival and thriving, this powerful energy often possesses us and leads to suffering. This talk explores how we can use the RAIN meditation in our personal and societal life, to meet anger with a mindful, compassionate presence. Freed from the identification with a limited, separate reactive self, we can listen to the message of anger, draw on the purity of its energy, and respond from our natural intelligence, creativity and care.

Direct download: 2020-06-10-Anger-and-Transformation-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

Meditation: Inner Refuge of Calm (2020-06-10) - In times of great stress, it’s crucial that we have pathways to quiet our minds, relax our bodies and rest in a calm, steady presence. This meditation guides us in using the breath, body scan and a home base of presence to find that inner refuge that can carry us through difficult times.

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Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

A Courageous Presence with Racism (2020-06-03) - Anti-Black racism is the core wound of American culture, and we each have a role to play in fighting racism, a medicine to bring to these times. This talk explores how we can offer an honest and courageous presence to key domains of this suffering. We then look at affirming that Black lives truly matter with our dedicated and wise action. 

Direct download: 2020-06-03-Courageous-Presence-with-Racism-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Meditation: Homecoming to Wakeful Presence (2020-06-03) - This meditation begins with us standing in mindful movement, guiding us in awakening awareness in the body. Then in sitting practice, we open all our senses, resting in the wakeful presence that can include the changing waves of our life.

Direct download: 2020-06-03-Meditation-Homecoming-Wakeful-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT