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Teaching Talks: 2013


The talks below are freely available. All audio files are in .mp3 format - you can play them on your computer, iPod, or other .mp3 player. To download, right-click (or Control-click on the Mac) and select "Save As" or "Save Target As."

Most of the talks below were given at Wednesday nights at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD at 7:30pm.

Listen in on "A Conscious Life" radio show - Tara interviewed by Dr. Jennifer Howard on 1/9/2013.

Visit "New to Meditation"

Find resources on "How to Meditate", two "Introduction to Meditation" series in audio and video, Guided Meditations, talks on Dealing with Stress and Fear, Culivating Compassion and more.

Date Title Length
01/08/2014 Guided Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence

28:21
 Path of True Refuge Path of True Refuge (Audio)
Path of True Refuge (Video)
This talk explores the three archetypal gateways to liberation - awareness (Buddha), truth (Dharma) and love (Sangha). It includes guided reflections and a refuge ceremony that can help us discover the path “inside out” through daily life.

NOTE: Stuart Rakoff's blog is here: http://stuspeaks.wordpress.com/

51:55
01/01/2014 Holiday evening - No Class - Enjoy a favorite set from 2011:

Guided Meditation: The Center of Now - Includes Body Scan

24:19
  Part 2: The Sure Heart's Release (Audio)
Our longing is to realize and embody loving presence, yet we each have deeply conditioned habits that bind our hearts. This talk reflects on these habits, and explores how we can free ourselves by bringing a mindful, compassionate attention to places where we are most trapped in feeling separate, fearful and unworthy.

51:55
12/25/2013 Holiday evening - No Class - Enjoy a favorite set from 2011:

Guided Meditation: The Sky of Awareness

24:12
  Part 1: The Sure Heart's Release (Audio)
Our longing is to realize and embody loving presence, yet we each have deeply conditioned habits that bind our hearts. This talk reflects on these habits, and explores how we can free ourselves by bringing a mindful, compassionate attention to places where we are most trapped in feeling separate, fearful and unworthy.

59:35
12/18/2013 Guided Meditation: Being Presence

26:22
 Part 2: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love Part 2: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love (audio)
Part 2: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love (video)
This two part series explores the evolutionary conditioning of fear and judgment that contracts us away from love and acceptance, and the quality of mindful presence - in relating inwardly and in communicating with others - that awakens and frees our hearts.

"Holiday Dharma" - La Sarmiento shares some comedy, almost-senior moments, and songs to get us in the holiday spirit!

A Shared Prayer for Compassion and Peace - offered at end of the winter solstice talk.

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52:05





7:06


1:39
12/11/2013 Guided Meditation: Space & Aliveness

28:43
 Part 1: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love Part 1: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love (audio)
Part 1: Evolving Toward Unconditional Love (video)
This two part series explores the evolutionary conditioning of fear and judgment that contracts us away from love and acceptance, and the quality of mindful presence - in relating inwardly and in communicating with others - that awakens and frees our hearts.

57:55
12/04/2013 RRUUC was closed this evening. Enjoy a talk from Wednesday evening (2013-10-23) at the 2013 IMCW fall retreat below.
 
  (retreat talk) Wings of Homecoming (audio)
Part of incarnating is to feel separate and forget the mysterious oneness that is our home. This talk explores the two dimensions of awareness that when awakened reveal the openness, lucidity and love that expresses our true nature.

1:07:22
11/27/2013 Guided Meditation: Listening to & Feeling the Moment

30:53
 The Evolving of Generosity The Evolving of Generosity (audio)
The Evolving of Generosity (video)
This talk explores how we can open out of the habit of grasping and deliberately nourish our natural capacity for generosity, for living love.

55:04
11/20/2013 Guided Meditation: Choiceless Awareness

28:51
 Accessing Innate Wisdom Accessing Innate Wisdom (audio)
Accessing Innate Wisdom (video)
Wisdom is an innate capacity, but often covered over by trance. This talk explores how we abandon ourselves as we busily seek ways to feel more worthy, loveable and safe. We then look at the pathway home, the radical non-doing and space of silence that allows wisdom and love to flow through.

55:36
11/13/2013 Guided Meditation: Breath & Presence

26:38
 Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening Part 2: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening (audio)
Part 2: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening (video)
We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid feeling or expressing that vulnerability. Yet intimacy with this unlived life is the gateway to connecting authentically with others, full aliveness and spiritual realization. These talks explore the ways that we defend ourselves, and the pathway to gently, wisely and intelligently disarming and freeing our hearts.

55:22
11/06/2013 Guided Meditation: Continuous Space, Filled with Awareness

29:37
 Part 2: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening (audio)
Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening (video)
We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid feeling or expressing that vulnerability. Yet intimacy with this unlived life is the gateway to connecting authentically with others, full aliveness and spiritual realization. These talks explore the ways that we defend ourselves, and the pathway to gently, wisely and intelligently disarming and freeing our hearts.

59:11
10/30/2013 Guided Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence

27:54
 Healing Self-Doubt Healing Self-Doubt (audio)
Healing Self-Doubt (video)
Siddhartha Gautama’s last challenge before enlightenment was doubt, and to some degree, most of us live with limiting beliefs about our own worthiness and goodness. This talk looks at the tenacity of self-doubt and the power of mindfulness, investigation and compassion in releasing its grip.

55:03
10/20/2013 Guided Forgiveness Practice (from retreat)
Instructions, then a guided forgiveness meditation.

32:04
10/19/2013 The Heartspace That is Our True Home (retreat talk) (audio)
By dedicating ourselves to loving the life that is right here--ourselves--we discover the heartspace that holds this world. This talk explores the pathways of forgiveness, offering and letting in love, and gratitude that reveal the vastness of loving presence.

1:04:19
10/16/2013 Guided Meditation: Listening to, and Feeling, the Moment

28:37
 Part 2: Happiness Part 2: Happiness (audio)
Part 2: Happiness (video)
This 2-part series explores conditioned and unconditioned happiness: What blocks us from experiencing true well-being, and the skillful means that allow this natural expression of our being to shine through.

57:10
10/09/2013 Guided Meditation: Being Presence

28:04
 Part 1: Happiness Part 1: Happiness (audio)
Part 1: Happiness (video)
This 2-part series explores conditioned and unconditioned happiness: What blocks us from experiencing true well-being, and the skillful means that allow this natural expression of our being to shine through.

47:21
10/07/2013 CULTIVATING RESILIENCE: MINDFULNESS TRAINING FOR STUDENTS ~
How mindfulness training can benefit students and the adults who nurture them  An evening with Tara Brach and Congressman Tim Ryan at Walt Whitman HS, Bethesda, MD.

Learn more about Minds, Inc. and learn how to support this work.

Watch a video about the work Minds is doing.
 
 Mindfulness in Education Mindfulness in Education: Enabling Children to Realize their Full Potential (audio with Tara Brach)
This talk explores stress-related emotional suffering and how mindfulness and compassion practices can serve our children’s natural intelligence, creativity and openheartedness. Trainings in presence are the hope for this next generation, and the healing of our world.



Mindfulness in Education (audio with Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan)


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29:42
10/02/2013 Guided Meditation: Choosing Living Presence

23:53
 Loving Life, Loving Earth Loving Life, Loving Earth (audio)
Loving Life, Loving Earth (video)
What will it take to have us collectively awaken to the suffering of our earth and respond? This talk looks at how we are destroying our larger body, the earth; what stops us from recognizing and opening to the suffering of loss, and ways we can evolve our consciousness and act on behalf of this precious life.

45:17
09/25/2013 Guided Meditation: Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness)

19:42
 Part 2 - Entering the Wilderness Part 2: Entering the Wilderness (audio)
Part 2: Entering the Wilderness (video)
On all spiritual paths, we journey into the inner wilderness to discover the nature of nature - the truth of who we are. The entry is through bringing a kind and full presence to the life of our bodies. These two talks explore the conditioning that leads us to dissociation, and the blessings of full aliveness, open heartedness and wisdom that arise when we come home to embodied presence.

53:47
09/18/2013 Guided Meditation: Embodied Presence 27:14
Part 1 - Entering the Wilderness Part 1: Entering the Wilderness (audio)
Part 1: Entering the Wilderness (video)
On all spiritual paths, we journey into the inner wilderness to discover the nature of nature - the truth of who we are. The entry is through bringing a kind and full presence to the life of our bodies. These two talks explore the conditioning that leads us to dissociation, and the blessings of full aliveness, open heartedness and wisdom that arise when we come home to embodied presence.
54:22
09/11/2013 Guided Meditation: Breath & Awareness 25:50
 Peace Work Peace Work (audio)
Peace Work (video)
The hope for inner and world peace lies in our evolutionary capacity to shift from Fight-Flight-Freeze reactivity to responding to aggravation with Attend-Befriend. This talk explores the three elements on this path of awakening that support us in this transformation: Remembering our true aspiration; taking full responsibility (for whatever arises in our experience) and widening the circles of our caring to include all beings.
56:22
09/04/2013 Guided Meditation: Letting Life Be As It Is 29:04
 From Egoic to Unconditioned Loving From Egoic to Unconditioned Loving (audio)
From Egoic to Unconditioned Loving (video)
When we are caught in the sense of separation and unmet needs, our love is marbled with fear and attachment. This talk describes the chain of conditioning that perpetuates the constrictions of egoic love and explores several courageous activities--sharing our vulnerability, expressing love, extending and receiving love-- that awaken us to the vastness and freedom of pure loving awareness.
56:04
08/28/2013 Guided Meditation: Rest As Presence 26:54
 Part 1 - Relating to Fearsome Deities Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities (audio)
Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities (video)
Whenever Mara--the shadow side--appeared during the Buddha's life, his response was simple and liberating: "I see you Mara," and,"Please, come…let's have tea." In that spirit, this talk explores three approaches to relating to fear with a mindful and compassionate presence.

The flute meditation at the end of the talk is given by Akal Dev.
1:01:14
08/21/2013 Guided Meditation: Resting As Awareness 27:50
 Relating to Fearsome Deities Part 1: Relating to Fearsome Deities (audio)
Part 1: Relating to Fearsome Deities (video)
Our relationship to fear shapes our life experience. If we are unconscious, and reflexively try to manage fear, our identity takes the shape of the body of fear. If instead we learn to attend and befriend fear, we discover the freedom of our awakened heart.
56:50
08/14/2013 Guided Meditation: Into the Stillness (a favorite from 2007) 28:53
  The Gift of Silence (audio)
(Tara was away this week - this is a favorite from 2007)
Through all spiritual traditions, there is a valuing of silence and stillness. When the mind has quieted, it becomes possible to see into the truth of what we are. Yet quieting can turn into a battle with the process of the thinking mind. This talk explores practices that allow us to settle in a natural way, the presence which is silence itself, and the wisdom and love that flows freely when we live from that silence.
49:15
08/07/2013 Guided Meditation: The Aliveness and Space of Presence 27:13
 True Belonging True Belonging (audio)
True Belonging (video)
We all have a longing to belong. When pursued at the egoic level--often through our good-personhood projects--there may be temporary satisfaction but our sense of separation is ultimately reinforced. In contrast, bringing mindfulness and compassion to whatever is arising dissolves the sense of separation and reveals the basic goodness of our own loving presence.
53:07
07/31/2013 Guided Meditation: Relaxing the Heart (from 9/9/2009) 23:03
  Tara was away this week. She selected a favorite from 9/9/2009 for you.

From Story to Presence (audio) (no video available)
A fundamental skill cultivated through meditation is awakening from our stories and arriving back in the aliveness of the moment. If we investigate, we find that a large portion of our stories create physical and emotional stress, separate us from others, and obscure the truth of who we are. In this talk you are invited to identify several of your "top ten hits", explore how these stories live in your body, and reconnect with living presence.
44:08
07/24/2013 Guided Meditation: A Listening, Receptive Presence 26:05
 Three Gestures of Love Three Gestures of Love (audio)
Three Gestures of Love (video)
If we inquire "what is between me and presence" we usually find we've been caught inside a limiting story of self, contracted by wants and fears. This talk explores a simple yet powerful way of arousing loving presence and dissolving the narrow identification that keeps us from inhabiting our awakened heartmind.
55:57
07/17/2013 Guided Meditation: Letting Life Be, Just As It Is 25:44
 Absolute Cooperation with the Inevitable Absolute Cooperation with the Inevitable (audio)
Absolute Cooperation with the Inevitable (video)
This talk addresses common misunderstandings about acceptance (allowing, "letting be") and explores the challenges and blessings of opening to the raw emotions that we habitually avoid.
56:51
07/10/2013 Tara came down with quite a bout of flu this night, so she selected a favorite guided meditation and talk to broadcast to the Wednesday night sangha. The talk fits well into what Tara will present next week.
We share them here for you and think you'll enjoy:
Guided Meditation: Embodied Spirit (with community OM's)
27:01
Skeleton Woman: Embracing This Living and Dying World
Based on a wonderful myth told by Clarissa Estes, this talk looks at the way we run from "lady death" and the blessings of opening our arms and heart. If we can embrace the whole of our nature with unconditional presence - including the inevitability of change and loss--we discover deep wisdom and enduring love.
46:02
07/03/2013 Guided Meditation: Beingness and Aliveness 27:21
Part 2: Hope and the Spiritual Path Part 2: Hope and the Spiritual Path (audio)
Part 2: Hope and the Spiritual Path (video)
In this talk we further define the nature of mature or spiritual hope as part of a trinity that includes trust and love, and explore what blocks its unfolding. We then review how different people have "hit bottom" and found their way to the energy, receptivity and openness of hope.
57:17
06/26/2013 Guided Meditation: "The Dance of Aliveness" 28:00
Part 1: Hope and the Spiritual Path Part 1: Hope and the Spiritual Path (audio)
Part 1: Hope and the Spiritual Path (video)
This talk looks at the difference between egoic hopes and fears, and the quality of hopefulness ("holy hope") that is an essential dimension in spiritual experience. We reflect on the three components of hope that serves awakening: Aspiration, Trust and Dedication of energy.
54:00
06/19/2013 Tara was away this week. She selected a favorite from 5/7/2009 for you.  
Bodhisattva Path - Widening Circles of Compassion (audio)
(no video available)
(retreat talk) A bodhisattva (awakened being) is committed to relieving suffering and living life from an all inclusive loving presence. This shift of identity from a self centered focus to one of realizing our radical interdependence is a natural part of our spiritual evolution and represents the hope for healing our world.
1:02:28
06/12/2013 Tara was away this week. She selected a favorite from 5/2/2009 for you.  
Awakening from Virtual Reality (audio) (no video available)
(retreat talk) This talk examines how we get stuck in identifying as a separate, deficient self, and the way that a deep attention frees us from trance.
1:00:11
06/05/2013 Tara was away this week. She selected a favorite from 12/9/2009 for you.  
Longing to Belong (audio) (no video available)
Spiritual practice reveals our belonging through bringing presence to three gateways: the aliveness of the present moment, loving relatedness, and the openness and lucidity of awareness itself. This talk includes guided meditations in exploring each gateway. Note: poem, "She Dreamed of Cows" is by Norah Pollard.
54:28
05/29/2013 Guided Meditation - "Just This Breath"
NOTE: Poem at end from Danna Faulds, "Awareness Knowing Itself," From Root to Bloom (Peaceable Kingdom Books, 2006), p. 17.
23:10
Practicing Meditation: "Getting Out of Your Own Way" (audio)
(no video available)
The depth and vitality of a meditation practice depends on our sincerity, and an attitude of curiosity and friendliness. With this as the grounds, our practice will cultivate the clear seeing and openheartedness that expresses our deepest nature. This talk covers basic ingredients in a meditation practice, and includes a half hour of questions and responses.
52:58
05/22/2013 Guided Meditation - "Relaxing Into Presence" 23:27
Being to Being - Loving Beyond the Trance Being to Being - Loving Beyond the Trance (audio)
Being to Being - Loving Beyond the Trance (video)
We have strong conditioning to relate to each other from a sense of separateness--persona to persona. This talk looks at what traps us in egoic relating and how several simple yet powerful reflections can open us to pure, unconditioned loving.
59:02
05/15/2013 Guided Meditation - "Open, Wakeful Presence" 23:47
Releasing the Barriers to Unconditional Love Releasing the Barriers to Unconditional Loving (audio)
Releasing the Barriers to Unconditional Loving (video)
We long for love and habitually armor our hearts. This talk explores the aggression and clinging that protect our wound of feeling unlovable, and the ways that mindfulness can dissolve our defenses and reveal our inner refuge of pure loving presence.
59:12
05/08/2013 Guided Meditation - "Coming Home to Being" 21:18
Remembering Being Remembering Being (audio)
Remembering Being (video)
Our fear-based doings block us from realizing the formless dimension of our Being, and living from that source of wisdom and love. This talk explores the habitual control strategies that keep us from presence; and the role of mindfulness and lovingkindness in reconnecting with the ground of Being.
53:33
04/28/2013 Tara was away teaching at the IMCW Spring Retreat - below is one of her talks from the retreat.  
Loving Ourselves (from Spring 2013 IMCW Reteat) (audio)
The greatest truths we forget, and one of them is that if we don't love the life that is right here--what we perceive as self--we are unable to embrace our world. This talk explores the suffering of turning on ourselves and the deep freedom that arises when we commit to relating to our inner life with loving presence.
59:03
04/24/2013 Guided Meditation - "Living Presence" 23:39
Letting Go Into Living and Dying Letting Go Into Living and Dying (audio)
Letting Go Into Living and Dying (video)
Our capacity to live and love fully is directly related to our acceptance of change and loss. This talk explores how we avoid the pain of loss, ways of practicing that open us to this changing world, and the gifts of letting go into the flow.
56:11
04/17/2013 Guided Meditation - "Entering the Mystery"
Guided Meditation - "Entering the Mystery" - (19 min. without OM's)
26:06
19:48
Entering the Mystery Entering the Mystery (audio)
Entering the Mystery (video)
John O'Donahue writes, "We are so busy managing our lives, we forget this great mystery we are involved in." This talk looks at the ways we pull away from the mystery and the path of "beginners mind" that enables us to encounter this living world with freshness, courage and wonder.
53:04
04/10/2013 Guided Meditation - "Coming Home to What's Here" 24:06
Heavenly Messengers Heavenly Messengers (audio)
Heavenly Messengers (video)
Tara interviews Frank Ostaseski, founder of Zen Hospice, on a contemplative approach to death and dying.

For more information on the new "Heavenly Messengers: Awakening Through Aging, Sickness and Death" 2-year training program - a collaborative effort through Spirit Rock and the Metta Institute, go to https://www.spiritrock.org/heavenlymessengers.

Application deadline is May 1, 2013.
1:01:16
04/03/2013 Guided Meditation - "Letting LIfe Live through You" 16:57
Part 2: Three Blessings - "Inner Fire" Part 3: Three Blessings - Looking In the Mirror (audio)
Part 3: Three Blessings - Looking In the Mirror (video)
The third gift on the journey of awakening is the mirror. In this talk we explore how to look back into our own minds and discover the timeless, radiant presence that is our essence. It is this realization of our Beingness that enables us to live these lives with wisdom, love and wonder.
52:54
03/27/2013 Guided Meditation - "Being Right Here" 17:36
Part 2: Three Blessings - "Inner Fire" Part 2: Three Blessings - Inner Fire (audio)
Part 2: Three Blessings - Inner Fire (video)
Each of us has the longing to manifest our full potential--to realize and live from loving, awake awareness. This longing is our inner fire, and when conscious and vibrant, it energizes the spiritual path. In this talk we reflect on how fear obscures and redirects our inner fire, and how practices of presence and wise reflection awaken the power and purity of our longing.
53:30
03/20/2013 Sharing a favorite retreat talk, "Self Compassion," as there was a guest speaker at RRUUC this night.  
Self Compassion (retreat talk)
We can only find love and peace in this life if we are able to hold our inner life with compassion. This talk explores the subtle and therefore often unseen ways that we turn on ourselves, and the pathways to a forgiving heart.
58:31
03/13/2013 Guided Meditation - "Coming Home to Being" 16:43
Part 1: Three Blessings - "Forgiveness" Part 1: Three Blessings of Awakening Consciousness - "Forgiveness" (audio)
Part 1: Three Blessings of Awakening Consciousness - "Forgiveness" (video)
In this three part series we explore the evolution of consciousness through the lens of three key capacities: A forgiving heart, inner fire (conscious aspiration toward freedom) and self-inquiry.
52:56
3/6//2013 A snow day cancelled Tara's talk this night. We thought you might enjoy a talk from the 2010 IMCW New Year's retreat - "Minting Gold - Embodying the Awakened Heart."  
  Minting Gold - Embodying the Awakened Heart (retreat talk)
Our core conditioning expresses as both a longing for love and the pain of not trusting we are loveable. This talk explores how we create the experience of separation, and the key meditative heart- trainings that lead us to realizing and living from the truth of our connectedness.
1:05:44
02/27/2013 Tara was traveling this day - so sharing a frequently requested and ever-timely talk from 2010.  
  The Fires of Loss
We all encounter the great losses of our own health and life, and of cherished others. We are conditioned to resist opening to the rawness and grief that comes with loss. This talk describes the refuge of presence in the face of loss, and the gift of timeless love that arises as we make peace with the reality of this living, dying world.
1:00:52
02/20/2013 Guided Meditation - "Homecoming to Wakeful Presence" 20:51
Beyond the Interpreted World Beyond the Interpreted World (audio)
Beyond the Interpreted World (video)
Hildegard of Bingen writes, "An interpreted world is not a Home." This talk explores the suffering that arises from believing in an interpreted reality, and the love, aliveness and freedom that becomes accessible as we challenge beliefs and awaken into living presence.
1:00:00
02/13/2013 Guided Meditation - "Listening to Your Life" 21:41
  The Wings of a Liberating Presence
No matter what is happening in our lives, if we relate to our experience with mindful recognition and an allowing presence, it becomes a portal to freedom. In this talk we explore how the cultivation of these wings of presence awakens us from the identification with an egoic self, and reveals the awareness and love that is our true nature.
55:27
02/06/2013 Guided Meditation - "Living, Vivid Hereness" 16:56
Embodying True refuge - Serving and Savoring Life Embodying True Refuge--Serving and Savoring Life (audio)
Embodying True Refuge--Serving and Savoring Life (video)
This talk traces the story of the Buddha's awakening, and reflects on four key archetypal elements that are relevant for each of us as we come home to our true nature. There is a particular emphasis on how these elements enable us to encounter challenges in relationships and find our way to openhearted presence.

(audio only) Includes music honoring the launch of Tara's new book, True Refuge: vocal by La Sarmiento and Guru Ganesha with his Kirtan band.
1:16:53
01/30/2013 Guided Meditation - "At Home in Presence" 26:43
Remembering What Matters Remembering What Matters (audio)
Remembering What Matters (video)
Our conscious aspiration toward awakening is what energizes the spiritual path. This talk reviews the main characteristic of a vital aspiration, the conditioning that obscures our deepest intentions and offers guided reflections to connect us with what most matters.
58:45
01/23/2013 Tara was away this evening. You can hear Pat Coffey's talk at www.imcw.org. In the meantime, enjoy Tara's talk from the IMCW 2012 New Year's retreat below.  
  The God Whom I Love is Inside
Our suffering arises from unlived life--the fears and loneliness and hurt that we have been unable to digest and include in our heart. This talk explores our conditioning to become dis-embodied and the blessings of spiritual realization that arise as we inhabit our aliveness fully.
56:01
01/16/2013 Guided Meditation - "The Breath As a Portal to Presence" 19:57
Stepping Out of the Cave Stepping Out of the Cave (audio)
Stepping Out of the Cave (video)
If we are suffering it is because we are believing something that is not true. This talk explores the genesis of our core beliefs and the investigation, mindfulness and compassion that can release their grip.
56:01
01/09/2013 Guided Meditation - "Coming Home to Aliveness and Presence" 16:50
The Barriers to Loving Presence The Barriers to Loving Presence (audio)
The Barriers to Loving Presence (video)
You might reflect on someone important to you, and ask: "What is between me and loving fully?" Notice what happens. This talk explores the ways we create separations from others, and the power of inquiry and presence to awaken an unconditionally loving heart.
58:29
01/02/2013 Guided Meditation - "Arriving Fresh in Sacred Presence" 21:49
  Finding True Refuge
This talk explores the three classic gateways to peace and freedom and includes a living ritual that invites us to bring a conscious, sincere dedication to our awakening on the spiritual path.
1:09:41
12/26/2012 Guided Meditation - "Awakening Compassion - Tonglen"
Our deepest wisdom and purest actions arise out of open-hearted presence. This meditation is drawn from the Tibetan tradition and carries us home to the vastness of loving presence.
37:00
  No class tonight at RRUUC. The above meditation is offered. It was recorded on December 31, 2011 - New Year's Eve - during the "Guided Heart" practices at the IMCW 2011 New Year's Retreat.