Meditation: Awake Openhearted Awareness
Discovering the Gold: Remembering Our True Nature by Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion
Discovering the Gold: Remembering Our True Nature by Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion I remember when I was on a... Read more >
Exquisite Risk Transcript - Undefended Heart
Taking ‘The Exquisite Risk:’ An Undefended Heart – transcript
~ a talk by Tara Brach presented on March 22, 2017 Listen and watch: Download transcript – now... Read more >
The Freedom of Yes – Allowing Life to be Just as It Is
I often quote the psychologist Carl Rogers, who said, “It wasn’t until I accepted myself, just as I was,... Read more >
Where Does it Hurt?
Where Does It Hurt? Healing the Wounds of Severed Belonging
I recently heard about a man who attempted to sneak his pet turtle onto a flight by placing it... Read more >
The Space Between Stories
The Space Between Stories ~ These days we are seeing all around us a lot of turbulence, inner and... Read more >
Meditation Bell
How to Start a Mindfulness Meditation Group
• How to Start a Mindfulness Meditation Group (PDF) – Mindfulness meditation groups are a wonderful way of connecting... Read more >
Love is Always Loving You (a transcription)
• View or download the transcript (PDF) of “Love is Always Loving You” (transcription services by: • Listen... Read more >
FAQ for Meditation
FAQ for Meditation
Download the Meditation FAQ ( in PDF) ~ Establishing a Practice ~ How do I start a period of... Read more >
Taking Your Hands Off the Controls
Taking Your Hands Off the Controls
As living organisms anxious about our existence, we’re all naturally rigged to want to manage our lives with the... Read more >
A Heart That Is Ready for Anything
A Heart That Is Ready for Anything
A Heart That Is Ready for Anything ~ When the Buddha was dying, he gave a final message to... Read more >
The Opportunity of “The Magic Quarter Second”
In the book My Stroke of Insight, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor explains that the natural life span of an... Read more >
Enlarging Our Tribe – Seeing Behind Appearances
In the mid-1970s I worked as a tenants’ rights activist with poor families in Worcester, Massachusetts. Through organizing tenants’... Read more >
Attention: The Most Basic Form of Love
On my son Narayan’s sixth birthday, I gave him an ant farm. He spent hours watching with fascination as... Read more >
Blog: Trance of "Unreal Other"
Trance of “Unreal Other”
The truth is: without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.... Read more >
Reaching Out For Compassion
At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt... Read more >
Decide On Love
Jeff was convinced he’d fallen out of love with his wife, Arlene, and that nothing could salvage their twenty-six-year... Read more >
I realized I don’t have to believe my thoughts
Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It’s about becoming aware of the process of thinking so... Read more >
It’s not what’s happening…it’s how you respond
One of my favorite stories took place a number of decades ago when the English had colonized India and... Read more >
Sacred Art of Listening
The Sacred Art of Listening – Nourishing Loving Relationships
To listen is to lean in softly With a willingness to be changed By what we hear     ... Read more >
Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence
For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything’s... Read more >