Meditation: Listening to our Life (2020-08-15) - A receptive listening attention brings intimacy with our inner experience and our world. This meditation guides us in listening to sounds, states of mind, sensations and the deepest aspiration of our heart.

Direct download: 2020-08-15-Meditation-Listening-to-our-Life-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

Meditation: Waking up from the Dream (2020-07-25) - We spend many life moments in a virtual reality of thoughts. This guided practice helps us reconnect with our senses and discover in the space between thoughts the light of awareness, the mystery of what we are.

Direct download: 2020-07-25-Meditation-Waking-Up-from-the-Dream-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Worrier Pose – Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear (retreat talk) - While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets jammed. This talk looks at how our fears generate habitual patterns of physical tension, anxious thinking, emotions and behaviors; and how this constellation prevents us from inhabiting our full wisdom and love. We then explore two interrelated pathways of healing—unconditional presence, and resourcing, or cultivating access to safety and belonging (from the Fall 2018 IMCW Silent Retreat).

Direct download: 2020-08-26-Worrier-Pose-Retreat-REDUX-2018-10-07-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Meditation: Resting in Awake Awareness - This practice opens with a body scan, employing the image and felt sense of a smile to awaken awareness through the body. We then open to all the senses, and rest in the awareness that includes this changing life.

Radical Love 2: Loving Ourselves into Healing(2020-08-19) - Radical love sees and cherishes the sacred that lives through all beings.  In this talk, we’ll look at the barrier to loving the life that is right here—what we call self—and how we can call on the light and warmth of awareness to awaken that love.

Direct download: 2020-08-19-Part2-Radical-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Meditation: A Present Heart (2020-08-19) - This guided practice emphasizes bringing a gentle and kind attention to our bodies, and then including all experience with a receptive presence. We close by identifying a part of our being that is asking for a healing attention, and offering loving presence to ourself and then to others.

Direct download: 2020-08-19-Meditation-A-Present-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Learning to Respond, Not React - 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.

Please enjoy this remastered audio version of one of Tara's most popular talks, originally published on 09/02/2015.

Direct download: 2020-08-12-Learning-to-Respond-2015-09-02-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Meditation: Cultivating an Intimate Presence - This guided meditation cultivates a relaxed, gentle presence with whatever expressions of life are arising in the moment. We begin by releasing and opening through the body, and then include all sensations, feelings and sounds in an intimate, allowing presence.

Radical Love: Part 1 - Reflections that Awaken our Heart (2020-08-05) - Radical love arises from the purity of our awake awareness, and cuts through the delusion of being separate and not OK. It comes from and brings out our intrinsic goodness. These talks explore the barriers to this embodied, inclusive and active loving, and include reflections that can help us to free our own hearts and bring true healing to our world.

Direct download: 2020-08-05-Part1-Radical-Love-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Guided Meditation: Openhearted Presence (2020-08-05) - This meditation guides us to arouse mindfulness through attention to our senses, and to rest in that wakefulness with a receptive and tender presence.  

Direct download: 2020-08-05-Meditation-Openhearted-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

Meditation: Tonglen - Discovering the Boundless Space of Compassion (2020-07-25) - This short version of the Tibetan Tonglen practice guides us in courageously opening to the suffering within us and all beings, and allowing that suffering to be held in the formless heartspace that is our true belonging (recorded during Tara's livestreamed Satsang QA session).

Direct download: 2020-07-25-Meditation-Tonglen-Short-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT