The Wise Heart of Radical Acceptance

The Wise Heart of Radical Acceptance

When we are caught in self-judgment we forget the truth of who we are – our wholeness, awareness and love. This talk examines how we take the imperfect waves of our being personally, and become imprisoned in the trance of unworthiness, a limited and distorted...
Trusting the Gold – A Celebration of Tara’s New Book

Trusting the Gold – A Celebration of Tara’s New Book

The essence of the spiritual path is realizing, trusting and living from our natural awareness and love. This talk explores the two key pathways that help us awaken from the trance of identifying as a limited, separate self. It includes several guided meditations and...
Our Refuge of Heartspace

Our Refuge of Heartspace

Amidst the great emotional reactivity of our times, this talk looks at: How do we hold this? What will allow us to respond wisely to our hurting world? How can we widen the circles of compassion? Our time includes a talk, sharing of responses to several inquiries and...
Radical Love: Part 2 – Loving Ourselves into Healing

Radical Love: Part 2 – Loving Ourselves into Healing

Radical love sees and cherishes the sacred that lives through all beings.  In this talk, we’ll look at the barrier to loving the life that is right here—what we call self—and how we can call on the light and warmth of awareness to awaken that love. “Love takes off the...
Radical Love: Part 1 – Reflections that Awaken our Heart

Radical Love: Part 1 – Reflections that Awaken our Heart

Radical love arises from the purity of our awake awareness, and cuts through the delusion of being separate and not OK.  It comes from and brings out our intrinsic goodness.  These talks explore the barriers to this embodied, inclusive and active loving, and...
Your Awake Heart is Calling You

Your Awake Heart is Calling You

As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of our evolutionary past, and by our awake heart, our capacity for mindfulness and compassion. This talk explores the ways we can listen to and respond to the call of our awake heart, by training...
The Heart Crosses the Abyss – Three Inner Trainings

The Heart Crosses the Abyss – Three Inner Trainings

In the moments when we either resist or get possessed by our strong emotions, we are in a trance, and cut off from openhearted awareness. This talk explores the truth that “it’s not what’s happening, it’s how we’re relating.” We look at three key trainings that help...
Shame, Healing and Transformation

Shame, Healing and Transformation

Being at war with ourselves blocks us from evolving our consciousness and living from our hearts. This talk distinguishes between toxic and healthy shame, as well as shame about our individual self and our group identity. We explore how, with self-compassion and...
Sustaining Our Caring

Sustaining Our Caring

All transformation arises out of love; it is the energy of caring about life that moves us toward inner, relational and societal healing. With a primary focus on our radically re-enlivened movement for racial justice and equity, this talk looks at ways of remembering...
Sheltering In Love – Part 1

Sheltering In Love – Part 1

During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path – practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation...
Belonging to Each Other – Part 3 of 3

Belonging to Each Other – Part 3 of 3

Mother Teresa writes that if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. These three talks explore the causes for severed belonging, and pathways to deepening the felt sense of belonging to our own body, heart and spirit, and to all...