Meditation: Dedicated to Maya Angelou – Being Home (2021-08-11) – This meditation cultivates a gentle, wakeful presence – arriving into our bodies and meeting the present moment with the image of a smile. When the mind drifts, we relax back to our senses…into the openhearted awareness that is our true home.
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Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance, True Refuge and Radical Compassion. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that address the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
Taking ‘The Exquisite Risk’: An Undefended Heart – Poet Mark Nepo uses the phrase “exquisite risk” to describe our willingness to be fully alive, open, available, living true to our heart. This talk explores the challenges and blessings of taking the exquisite risk, both in becoming more intimate with our inner life, and in engaging […]
Meditation: Relaxing Back into Full Presence (2017-03-22) – This guided practice begins with a conscious breath that relaxes the body and mind, and then a body scan to awaken to the aliveness of the present moment. We then open into the natural awareness that includes the changing flow of sounds, feelings and sensations, and practice […]
Writing and Haiku as Spiritual Practice (Tara Brach Interviews Natalie Goldberg) –
Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness – This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with […]
The Power of Spiritual Hope (2021-07-21) – The openness to possibility is essential on a path of awakening and freedom. In this talk we explore what makes up mature or spiritual hope, and how two meditation practices of presence can nourish our hope.
Meditation: Nourishing Happiness with RAIN – While RAIN is regularly used for untangling suffering, it is also a powerful tool for deepening our access to positive states like happiness, gratitude, wonder and love. This meditation guides us in nourishing the goodness that is an intrinsic part of living and essential in realizing our full aliveness. […]
Mindful Leadership: A Conversation between Tara Brach and Michelle Maldonado (2021-07-14) – The principles of mindful leadership are relevant for all of us—they bring out the best of who we are in our work, with our family, with our friends. Especially in these times of mistrust and dividedness, our world desperately needs each of us to […]
Meditation: Living Presence – with Body Scan (2021-07-15) – A key pathway to full presence is awakening through the body. This meditation guides us through a body scan, relaxing and receiving the play of sensations. We then deepen attention to the breath, and rest with the rhythmic waves of breathing, experiencing the background of the […]
Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice – This talk explores three powerful ways you can direct your attention when you find yourself emotionally stuck: Wake up from thoughts; feel your feelings and remember love. We explore both the habits blocking these basic movements toward freedom, and what nourishes them. Together they can serve to open […]