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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

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 EDT

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