Namaste: Honoring the Light in All Beings - The ritual of Namaste - bowing to the sacred in ourselves and others - helps us live from the loving awareness that is our true nature. This talk looks at how we suffer because we forget this basic goodness, and explores the pathways of remembering that carry us home.

Direct download: 2021-04-28-Namaste-Honoring-the-Light-in-All-Beings-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Meditation: From Head to Full Being (2021-04-28) - When we are lost inside thoughts we lose connection with our heart, aliveness and spirit. This meditation guides us to a wakeful presence and invites us to return over and over from virtual reality into the mysterious, tender vastness that is our true being.

Direct download: 2021-04-24-Meditation-From-Head-to-Full-Being-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

Belonging to the Earth (2021-04-21) - As a species, forgetting our belonging to our larger body of Earth is causing suffering for this entire living web. In this talk we look at what causes and sustains this trance of forgetting. We then explore the ways we each can awaken a sense of loving connectedness and active caring toward our natural world.  

Direct download: 2021-04-21-Belonging-to-the-Earth-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Meditation: Opening to Full Aliveness (2021-04-21) - Our tension is a way of defending against the aliveness that is here and now. This meditation guides us in relaxing tension, awakening our senses and discovering the vitality and presence that express our natural being.

Direct download: 2021-04-21-Meditation-Opening-to-Full-Aliveness-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

“Make Love of Your Self Perfect” - retreat talk (2021-04-14) - Like a dense fog, chronic self -judgment blocks the light of our true nature. This talk explores the challenges to loving the life within us, and the pathways of practice that lead to holding our own being and all life in a boundless tender heart (a talk from the IMCW Spring 2021 online weeklong silent retreat).

Direct download: 2021-04-14-Make-Love-of-Your-Self-Perfect-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Retreat Talk -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath (2021-04-14) - This guided practice has a short period of relaxing the body, and establishes the breath as a home base for attention. We practice arriving again and again, deepening the pathway of homecoming. The meditation ends with lovingkindness for ourselves and our world.

Direct download: 2021-04-14-Meditation-Coming-Home-with-the-Breath-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Radical Self-Honesty: The Joy of Getting Real - Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt, resisted parts of our psyche. This talk explores ways we can deepen self-honesty and reconnect to a wholeness of being that enables us to live with spontaneity, confidence, wisdom and love (a favorite from the archives).

A quote by Elizabeth Lessor from the talk: “My prayer to god every day: Remove the veils so I might see what is really happening here and not be intoxicated by my stories and my fears.”

Meditation: Relaxing into Living Presence (2021-04-07) - This meditation guides us to awaken to sensation using the image of a smile and scanning through the body. We then open to sound and to the entire changing flow of experience. When we connect with the changing flow of sensations, feelings and sounds, we also discover the formless awareness that is our Source… and home. We end with a prayer that includes our own being and all beings.

Part 2 - Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World (2021-03-31) - While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These two talks explore the ways we habitually deny or resist reality, and the three interrelated pathways—refuge in the present moment, love and awareness—that liberate us.

Direct download: 2021-03-31-Pt2-Fear-0f-Aging-TaraBrach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence (2021-03-31) - When we are stressed, our body and mind contract, and energetically we resist the life in the present moment. This meditation helps de-condition the stress reaction by guiding us to relax open from thoughts, relax physical tension, and gently relax back over and over into living presence. 

Direct download: 2021-03-31-Meditation-Relaxing-Back-into-Presence--TaraBrach.mp3
Category:Guided Meditation -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT