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Part 2 – Compassion ~ Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love (2018-02-14)

2/16/2018
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Part 2 – Compassion ~ Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love (2018-02-14) - Compassion - the tender resonance of heart - awakens as we allow ourselves to be touched by our shared vulnerability. This series reflects on four primary expressions of an awake, wise heart: lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In each talk we explore the habitual patterning that blocks our full realization of these innate capacities, and the understandings and practices that nurture their...

Duration:00:51:49

Meditation: Awareness Is Our Home (2018-02-14)

2/15/2018
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Meditation: Awareness Is Our Home (2018-02-14) - This guided practice helps us come into our senses through a body scan. We then rest in the awareness that is listening to and feeling the changing flow of experience. When the mind drifts, the return is a relaxing back to our senses, and to the sea of awareness that includes and experiences the waves of life. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks and meditations freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering...

Duration:00:21:32

Part 1 ~ Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love (2018-02-07}

2/9/2018
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Part 1 ~ Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love (2018-02-07) ~ This series reflects on four primary expressions of an awake, wise heart: lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In each talk we explore the habitual patterning that blocks our full realization of these innate capacities, and the understandings and practices that nurture their unfolding. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks and meditations freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider...

Duration:00:54:10

Meditation: Living Presence (2018-02-07)

2/8/2018
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Meditation: Living Presence (2018-02-07) - This meditation guides us to awaken to our senses through scanning through the body and then listening to sounds. When distracted by thoughts we relax open again and again, learning to rest in the formless awareness that includes sounds, sensations and all passing experience. Free download of Tara's 10 min meditation: "Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease" when you join her email list.

Duration:00:21:19

Part 3 - Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us (2018-01-31)

2/2/2018
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Part 3 - Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us (2018-01-31) - A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning leads us to creating a bad self and turn on ourselves. These three talks explore how we subscribe to societal myths and beliefs that perpetuate this “bad othering,” and “bad selfing.” They then guide us in bring a healing attention that can reveal the goodness that lives through all beings,...

Duration:00:52:23

Meditation: Beyond the Veil of Thinking (2018-01-31)

2/1/2018
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This meditation awakens us to the space and aliveness in these bodies, and to resting in wakeful openness. When we get lost in thought, we practice relaxing open, and exploring the gap between thoughts. By opening beyond the veil of thinking, we discover the Beingness that is home.

Duration:00:21:03

Part 2 - Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us (2018-01-24)

1/26/2018
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Part 2 - Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us (2018-01-24) - A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning leads us to creating a bad self and turn on ourselves. These two talks explore how we subscribe to societal myths and beliefs that perpetuate this “bad othering,” and “bad selfing." They then guide us in bring a healing attention that can reveal the goodness that lives through all beings,...

Duration:00:48:54

2018-01-24 - Meditation: Resting in Reality (2018-01-24)

1/25/2018
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Meditation: Resting in Reality - This guided practice awakens attention to sensations, sounds, space and aliveness, and encourages a continued “relaxing open” from thoughts into the living stream of experience. We are learning to recognize and rest in the moment to moment flow, “being reality,” at home in what we are. Free download of Tara's 10 min meditation: "Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease" when you join her email list.

Duration:00:23:00

Part 1 - Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us (2018-01-17)

1/19/2018
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Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us - Part 1 - A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning leads us to creating a bad self and turn on ourselves. These two talks explore how we subscribe to societal myths and beliefs that perpetuate this “bad othering,” and “bad selfing." They then guide us in bring a healing attention that can reveal the goodness that lives through all beings, and our innate...

Duration:00:46:54

Meditation: Receiving Life with an Open Awareness (2018-01-17)

1/18/2018
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Meditation: Receiving Life with an Open Awareness (2018-01-17) - We begin with listening and then bring a receptive attention to experience the life of the body. We then open the attention to the whole field of sensations and sound, and rest in the openness and presence that includes all the changing currents of experience. Free download of Tara's 10 min meditation: "Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease" when you join her email list.

Duration:00:20:44

Winds of Homecoming: How Intention Frees our Heart (2018-01-10)

1/12/2018
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Winds of Homecoming: How Intention Frees our Heart (2018-01-10) - The Buddha taught that we live our lives on the tip of intention, it is the seed of our future. This talk explores the difference between “limbic” intentions driven by grasping or fear, and intentions that are the call of our awakening heart. You will learn how to identify and shift from a “limbic” to wise intention, and several different ways you can more readily and regularly access your deepest aspiration. Your support...

Duration:00:50:41

Meditation: Space and Aliveness and Awareness (2018-01-10)

1/11/2018
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Meditation: Space and Aliveness and Awareness (2018-01-10) - This meditation engages the breath in a way that it connects us with our energetic aliveness and the space that holds and is intrinsic to all life. A body scan using this breath opens us to the body as a field of aliveness. We then rest in the changing flow of experience, and the still presence that is our essence.

Duration:00:21:36

Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom (2018-01-03)

1/5/2018
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Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom - This talk explores the three archetypal refuges of truth, love and awareness. We look at the outer and inner aspects of each refuge, and then through guided reflections and a Refuge Ritual, deepen our commitment to the pathways that awaken our minds and free our hearts. NOTE: Includes a Refuge Ritual at the end of the talk - if you'd like to participate, you'll need some red string. We use "Classic crochet thread, size 10 in red" about 36 inches per...

Duration:00:55:07

New Year's Meditation: Awakening Loving Presence (2018-01-03)

1/4/2018
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New Year's Meditation: Awakening Loving Presence - Loving presence is an innate capacity, and it can be cultivated. This meditation begins with a scan arousing a relaxed tender presence in the body, then brings loving attention to our inner life, and in widening circles, to our world. Free download of Tara's 10 min meditation: "Mindful Breathing: Finding Calm and Ease" when you join her email list.

Duration:00:22:26

Remembering and Choosing Loving Presence (retreat talk) (2017-12-28)

12/29/2017
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Remembering and Choosing Loving Presence (retreat talk) (2017-12-28) - We are conditioned to go into a limbic trance—an emotional reactivity to life within and around us—that keeps us identified with a limited, separate sense of self. This talk helps us to identify the flags of trance, and to bring a healing attention that frees us to live our moments with creativity, wisdom and love. Includes the RAIN of Self-Compassion. (from the 2017 IMCW New Year's Retreat)

Duration:01:03:09

Meditation: Basic Body Scan (2017-12-28)

12/28/2017
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Meditation: Basic Body and Breath Scan – (2017-12-28) – from the first morning of the IMCW 2017 New Year retreat, Tara offers an introductory meditation with a body scan, bringing focus to the breath, sounds, then resting in awareness.

Duration:00:20:00

My Religion is Kindness – Part 2 (2017-12-20)

12/22/2017
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My Religion is Kindness – Part 2 ~ Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks examine the movement from an armored to a free and loving heart. The first looks at how we can awaken from the trance of unworthiness and establish a genuinely caring relationship with our inner life. In the second we explore how self-kindness awakens us to the heartspace that naturally includes all of life. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks and meditations freely....

Duration:00:32:38

2017-12-20 - Meditation: “Yes” to Life (2017-12-20)

12/21/2017
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2017-12-20 - Meditation: “Yes” to Life (2017-12-20) - This guided practice awakens a relaxed and friendly attention that rests in the breath and opens to whatever is arising. We deepen that presence with the intention to truly say "Yes" to experience, allowing life to be just as it is. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks and meditations freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/. With gratitude...

Duration:00:12:59

Meditation: Transforming Fear (2017-12-06)

12/19/2017
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Meditation: Transforming Fear - This guided practice invites us to identify a situation where we habitually become anxious or fearful, and then to explore bringing mindfulness and self-compassion to where we feel most vulnerable. By engaging fear with an embodied and caring presence, we discover the fearless heart that includes but is not contracted by fear. NOTE: this meditation is from the end of the talk Awakening the Trance of Fear – Part 1.

Duration:00:11:18

My Religion is Kindness - Part 1 (2017-12-13)

12/15/2017
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My Religion is Kindness - Part 1 (2017-12-13) - Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks examine the movement from an armored to a free and loving heart. The first looks at how we can awaken from the trance of unworthiness and establish a genuinely caring relationship with our inner life. In the second we explore how self-kindness awakens us to the heartspace that naturally includes all of life. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks and...

Duration:00:54:23

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