Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises. “Don’t turn...
Guided Meditation: Letting Go – 9 Magic Breaths (5:50 min.)

Guided Meditation: Letting Go – 9 Magic Breaths (5:50 min.)

View or download the print-friendly PDF version. Take a pause from all activity, and either sit or stand in a way that allows you to be comfortable yet alert. It’s ideal, if possible, to gently close your eyes. With each of the following conscious breaths, inhale...
Meditation: The Blessings of Love (11:17 min.)

Meditation: The Blessings of Love (11:17 min.)

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. This meditation is a transformational practice in receiving and offering blessings. First we connect with the vulnerable tender place within us that longs to feel loved, and...
Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises. “Don’t turn...
Heart Meditation: Taking In the Goodness (24:56 min)

Heart Meditation: Taking In the Goodness (24:56 min)

Taking in the Goodness: Rumi said, “Whenever some kindness comes to you, turn that way – toward the source of kindness.” This meditation guides us to look for the source of loving and to turn in that direction. It begins with a lovingkindness practice that...
Ten-Minute Basic Meditation Practice (10:31 min)

Ten-Minute Basic Meditation Practice (10:31 min)

Tara offers a short introductory meditation with a body scan, bringing focus to the breath, sounds, then resting in awareness ~ from the first morning instructions at the 2015 IMCW fall retreat. In French: Pratique de méditation de base de 10 minutes
Guided Meditation: Body Scan – Living Presence – 11 min.

Guided Meditation: Body Scan – Living Presence – 11 min.

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...
Meditation: Radical Acceptance of Pain (11:51 min)

Meditation: Radical Acceptance of Pain (11:51 min)

As we learn to relax our resistance to unpleasant sensations, we discover an open and tender space of awareness that has room for living and dying. – from the CD set: Radical Acceptance – Guided Meditations – .mp3 download available. We cultivate...