The Power of Deep Listening - Part 1 (2021-03-03) - Listening deeply is the gateway to realizing connection. It’s what allows us to move through life with a wise, loving and healing presence. These two talks explore our blocks to true listening, and offer teachings and practices that can directly cultivate this invaluable capacity.

Direct download: 2021-03-03-Pt1-Power-of-Deep-Listening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EST

Meditation: Aliveness and Presence (2021-03-03) - This meditation guides us to wake up our senses and full aliveness through a body scan, and then to rest in the formless presence that is aware of this changing dance of life.  We close with a poem by Robert Hall.

Direct download: 2021-03-03-Meditation-Aliveness-and-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Namaste: Seeing the Truth of Who We Are (2021-02-24) - A gift of evolving consciousness is the capacity to recognize and honor the sacred awareness that lives through our own and all beings. This capacity is blocked by our identification with our “mask” or ego self, and not seeing past other people’s masks. In this talk we reflect together on some key filters of superior/inferior and good/bad that shape the trance of a narrowed identity, and then explore how mindfulness and kindness free us to inhabit the vastness of our natural awareness. We close with tasting the possibility of bringing the spirit of Namaste to ourselves, others and all beings.

Direct download: 2021-02-24-Namaste-Seeing-the-Truth-2018-03-28-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Meditation: Continuous Space Suffused with Awareness (2021-02-24) - By learning to inhabit the body, we discover the space and aliveness that fills the universe. In this meditation we are guided through the body, filling different domains with presence. We then open into the continuous awake space that is both within and surrounds the body. When we notice the mind drifts, we relax back to be that awake space, aware of the changing flow of sensations, thoughts, feelings and sounds.

Direct download: 2021-02-24-Meditation-Continuous-Space-2018-03-28-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 (2021-02-17) - Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence.


Meditation: A Welcoming Heartspace (2021-02-17) - Our pathway to peace and happiness is through opening, with tenderness, to our moment-to-moment experience. This meditation guides us first to be awake in our body and senses, and then to include the changing flow of life in a spacious, kind heart. We close with a short verse from poet Dorothy Hunt


The Superpower of Mindful Witnessing (2021-02-10) - The capacity to witness what is happening inside us with a non-judging attention allows us to respond to life from our full intelligence and heart. This talk looks at the role of witnessing in spiritual practice, and how we can cultivate this superpower in a way that reveals the light or spirit that lives through all beings.

Direct download: 2021-02-10-Superpower-of-Mindful-Witnessing-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm EST

Meditation: Being a Kind Witness (2021-02-10) - Learning to witness what is going on inside us is the gateway to inner freedom and deep realization. This meditation guides us in witnessing our experience with a non-judging and kind awareness.

Direct download: 2021-02-10Meditation-Being-a-Kind-Witness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Awakening Our Body's Awareness - Part 1 - Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence (a favorite from the archives).

Direct download: 2021-02-03-Pt1-Awakening-Our-Bodys-Awareness-2018-03-07-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

Meditation: Homecoming with the Breath - This meditation focuses on the breath as an anchor for homecoming. We begin with an intentional breath (coherence breathing) and then establish the natural breath as a home base. The instructions are to rest in the breath, offering a relaxed, intimate intention. Other waves of sensation or emotion are included when they ask for attention as we cultivate an open and full mindful presence. Our freedom arises as we recognize the formless awareness that is our home, and the natural and ever-changing waves that live through us (a favorite from the archives).


Spiritual Hope (2021-01-27) - 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: 2021-01-27-Spiritual-Hope-2020-06-24-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

Meditation: Sacred Presence (2021-01-23) - This meditation guides us to wakefully relax with the changing flow of moment to moment experience. As we open our senses fully, we discover the sacred living presence that is our very essence.

Direct download: 2021-01-27-Meditation-Sacred-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:42pm EST

Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 2 (2021-01-20) - In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding—to ourselves, each other and our world-- with courageous, wise hearts.

Direct download: 2021-01-20-Cultivating-a-Courageous-Heart-Pt2-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence (2021-01-30) - Our thoughts keep us removed from this living world. This guided practice invites us to open and relax with the moment to moment experience of our senses. It includes a poem by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, “Whereever you are, Find a Trail.”

Direct download: 2021-01-20-Meditation-Refuge-of-Living-Presence-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 1 (2020-01-13) - In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding - to ourselves, each other and our world - with courageous, wise hearts.

Direct download: 2021-01-13-Cultivating-a-Courageous-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence (2021-01-13) - Only in silence and presence do we realign with what matters to our hearts. This simple practice of arriving in an embodied awareness supports us in touching the grounds of true transformation and healing. It closes with a powerful poem by Gunilla Norris, “Sharing Silence.”

Direct download: 2021-01-13-Meditation-Reconnecting-to-Silence-and-Presence.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

The Three Refuges - Gateways to Awakening (2021-01-06) - We all seek refuge, a sense of safety or homecoming amidst the uncertainties of life. Our way of finding refuge can either imprison or free us. This talk explores the false refuges that entrap us in feeling separate and endangered, and the refuges of Awareness (Buddha,) Truth (Dharma) and Love (Sangha) that reveal our true nature. This evening gathering includes a ceremony with candles, reflection and music.

Direct download: 2021-01-06-Three-Refuges-Gateways-to-Awakening-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Meditation: A Present Heart (2020-01-06) - One translation of mindfulness, in Chinese, is “present heart.” In this guided meditation we begin by awakening through the body and the senses, and then open the attention to the changing flow of experience. The intention is to meet whatever arises with a wakeful and kind presence.

Direct download: 2021-01-06-Meditation-A-Present-Heart-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 7:38pm EST

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