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Meditation: Coming Home to Openhearted Awareness

9/21/2017
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Meditation: Coming Home to Openhearted Awareness - In daily life we often leave ourselves, get lost in thoughts, and cut off from a direct, openhearted experience of our life. This meditation reconnects by opening all the senses, turning towards the awareness that is here, and resting in the awakened heartspace that includes and tenderly holds our moment to moment experience. (a special favorite from the archives) "Waking up from thoughts… coming back home to the senses." Your support...

Duration: 00:19:00


Reflection: Transforming Suffering and Awakening the Heart

9/19/2017
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Reflection: Transforming Suffering and Awakening the Heart - There is power and potential in a time of darkness to remind us of what we really cherish. In this reflection, we practice ways of paying attention that can help us transform suffering into freedom, in our own lives and in the world around us. The reflection closes with a reading of “School Prayer” by Diane Ackerman. Excerpt from Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering a talk given on January 25, 2017.

Duration: 00:12:45


Trusting Your Basic Goodness - Part 2

9/15/2017
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Trusting Your Basic Goodness - Part 2 - This talk continues the exploration of what causes our distrust of ourselves, others and life, and the pathways to realizing and trusting who we are. We explore the steps of awakening from limiting beliefs, dissolving the resistance to direct embodied presence, and discovering the space and tenderness – the formless dimension – that is indivisible and whole (a favorite from the archives). Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks...

Duration: 00:55:25


Meditation: Coming Home to Being

9/14/2017
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Meditation: Coming Home to Being - "What it's like to be here right now and listening to your heart… sensing the state of your heart? It might have been a while since you've really checked in with this simple inquiry… How is my heart right now?"

Duration: 00:19:53


Basic Trust - Part 1

9/8/2017
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Basic Trust - Part 1 - One of the expressions of an awakened heart-mind is a basic trust in reality. These talks explore the severed belonging that gives rise to mistrust, and two primary pathways to realizing and trusting the indivisible field of loving awareness that is our source. (a favorite from the archives)

Duration: 00:54:20


Meditation: Choosing Living Presence

9/7/2017
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Meditation: Choosing Living Presence - A meditation on being present with our living, breathing life (includes chanting the Om's - a favorite from Tara's Wednesday night archives).

Duration: 00:22:39


True Resilience: Part 2 - Awakening through All Circumstances (2017-08-30)

9/1/2017
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True Resilience: Part 2 - Awakening through All Circumstances - Spiritual resilience enables us to deepen compassion and wisdom as we navigate life’s difficulties. In this two part series, we will look at the conditions that incline us towards or away from True Resilience, and explore practical and powerful practices that nourish this precious capacity. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this...

Duration: 00:48:06


Meditation: Present Heartspace

8/31/2017
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Meditation: Present Heartspace - This meditation establishes an embodied presence with the gentleness of a smile-down scan, then opens us to the heartspace that includes the changing waves of experience. It ends with a short lovingkindness meditation that offers prayers for relief of the current great suffering from floods in Texas, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Duration: 00:17:59


Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering

8/25/2017
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Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering (from 2017-01-25) - We can either repeat old fear based patterns, or our suffering can awaken us to a deeper wisdom and greater love. This talk explores four principles in relating to difficulty that move us towards healing and freedom—both personally and as a society. NOTE: Tara was traveling and teaching this week and asked for this timely talk from the archives be posted. Your support enables us to continue to offer these...

Duration: 00:46:50


30-Minute Meditation: Open Awareness - Relaxing Back into Presence

8/24/2017
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30-Minute Meditation: Open Awareness - Relaxing Back into Presence - This practice brings attention to the continuous space within and around the body, and the aliveness of sound, sensation and feeling that lives through us. While it’s natural for attention to get distracted, the pathway home is a relaxing back into the awake space that is aware of this changing life. NOTE: from August 8, 2017 for those seeking a full 30-minute open awareness guided meditation.

Duration: 00:29:59


True Resilience - Pt1 - Awakening through All Circumstances (2017-08-16)

8/18/2017
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True Resilience - Pt1 - Awakening through All Circumstances (2017-08-16) - Spiritual resilience enables us to deepen compassion and wisdom as we navigate life’s difficulties. In this two part series, we will look at the conditions that incline us towards or away from True Resilience, and explore practical and powerful practices that nourish this precious capacity.

Duration: 00:50:01


Meditation: Filling our Body with Love (2017-08-16)

8/17/2017
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Meditation: Filling our Body with Love (2017-08-16) - When we are fully awake, love shines through our entire body and being. This meditation awakens that embodied love through the image and felt sense of the smile, scanning through the body, resting in loving presence and offering loving prayer. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/. With gratitude and...

Duration: 00:16:27


Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - Part 3 - The Mirror (2017-08-09)

8/11/2017
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Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - Part 3 - The Mirror - This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that expresses as courage and dedication, and the inquiry of “who am I” that reveals our deepest nature. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you...

Duration: 00:55:49


Meditation: Listening to Life (2017-08-09)

8/10/2017
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Meditation: Listening to Life (2017-08-09) - The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening, a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how we can listen to sounds, listen to and feel sensations, and then relax back into the ocean of awareness that includes and perceives the changing waves. In this relaxing back, we realize the peace and freedom of inhabiting our wholeness and essence. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If...

Duration: 00:19:20


Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - Part 2 - Inner Fire (2017-08-02)

8/4/2017
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Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - Part 2 - Inner Fire - This 3- part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that expresses as courage and dedication, and the inquiry of “who am I” that reveals our deepest nature. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you...

Duration: 00:46:21


Meditation: Open Awareness - Relaxing Back into Presence (2017-08-02)

8/3/2017
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Meditation: Open Awareness - Relaxing Back into Presence - This practice brings attention to the continuous space within and around the body, and the aliveness of sound, sensation and feeling that lives through us. While it’s natural for attention to get distracted, the pathway home is a relaxing back into the awake space that is aware of this changing life. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at...

Duration: 00:19:21


Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - Part I - (2017-07-26)

7/28/2017
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Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - Part I - (2017-07-26) - This 3- part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that expresses as courage and dedication, and the inquiry of “who am I” that reveals our deepest nature. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If...

Duration: 00:49:15


Meditation - Living Presence (2017-07-26)

7/27/2017
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Meditation - Living Presence (2017-07-26) - This practice uses the image and felt sense of a smile as we scan through the body, include sound and relax back into the awareness that is the source of all experience. By letting life be just as it is, we become pure living presence - wakeful, open and tender. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/. With...

Duration: 00:18:45


Love is Always Here (2017-07-19)

7/21/2017
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Love is Always Here (2017-07-19) - One expression of suffering is forgetting that we are intrinsically lovable and worthy. This talk looks at the pathway to trusting our belonging, and focuses on the healing that comes from letting in love and mirroring others goodness. Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/. With gratitude and love, Tara

Duration: 00:55:27


Meditation: Relaxing into Sleep (no bell at end) (2017-07-19)

7/20/2017
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Meditation: Relaxing into Sleep (no bell at end) (2017-07-19) - This meditation can help us to access a relaxed attentiveness, or alternately, serve as a pathway to ease-filled sleep. (version with ending bell also available) Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/. With gratitude and love, Tara

Duration: 00:14:27

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