Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Awakening awareness in the body is the portal to resting in boundless and dynamic presence. This guided practice scans the body from feet up, and helps us inhabit all parts of our body. As we open to the aliveness and space inside the body, we discover a permeability...
Meditation: Embodied Spirit (16:54 min.)

Meditation: Embodied Spirit (16:54 min.)

Experiencing our aliveness through our senses is the gateway to resting in formless loving presence. This meditation guides us to awakening through our body, and recognizing the backdrop of silence, of awake awareness, that is the source of all being.
Meditation: Living Presence – with Body Scan (17 min)

Meditation: Living Presence – with Body Scan (17 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: The Presence Beyond Thoughts (17:33 min.)

Meditation: The Presence Beyond Thoughts (17:33 min.)

We spend many life moments in a trance of thinking. This meditation awakens the senses through a body scan, and attention to sound. We then rest in the presence that can come alive in the gap between thoughts—the presence that is our true home. Ten thousand flowers in...
Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Awakening awareness in the body is the portal to resting in boundless and dynamic presence. This guided practice scans the body from feet up, and helps us inhabit all parts of our body. As we open to the aliveness and space inside the body, we discover a permeability...
Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath (17:47 min.)

Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath (17:47 min.)

This guided practice has a short period of relaxing the body, and establishes the breath as a home base for attention. We practice arriving again and again, deepening the pathway of homecoming. The meditation ends with lovingkindness for ourselves and our world.
Meditation: A Present Heart (22:13 min.)

Meditation: A Present Heart (22:13 min.)

This guided practice emphasizes bringing a gentle and kind attention to our bodies, and then including all experience with a receptive presence. We close by identifying a part of our being that is asking for a healing attention, and offering loving presence to ourself...
Meditation: Body and Spirit (19:21 min.)

Meditation: Body and Spirit (19:21 min.)

As we relax and awaken through our physical body, we discover the formless dimension of awareness or spirit that permeates all of life. This meditation includes a poem from Mary Oliver. Poem (the spirit likes to dress up)The spiritlikes to dress up like this:ten...
Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body (19:49 min.)

Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body (19:49 min.)

This meditation scans the body and directly invites the awakening of key energy centers (chakras) in our body. We then rest in the openhearted awareness that includes this ever changing creative flow of aliveness. We close with a prayer of loving kindness (a special...
Tara Talks: Guided Reflection on Inhabiting This Body (12:50 min)

Tara Talks: Guided Reflection on Inhabiting This Body (12:50 min)

When we are not inhabiting our bodies, we are not experiencing our full aliveness. When pain arises, how much can you open to it and let it be as it is? Just like waves in the ocean, pain and unpleasant sensations are part of the larger space of our lived experience....
Meditation: Lighting Up Your Energy Body (19 min.)

Meditation: Lighting Up Your Energy Body (19 min.)

Our being has many frequencies of aliveness and as we attend to the more subtle, we discover a portal to the radiant awareness that is always here. This meditation guides us in using the breath and attention as we scan through the body and awaken an inner luminosity....
Reflection: RAIN – A Guide for Embodied Presence (8:13)

Reflection: RAIN – A Guide for Embodied Presence (8:13)

We have deep conditioning to disconnect from our body’s awareness and, in so doing, leave the site of our creativity, love and vitality. This short meditation uses the acronym RAIN as a guide in re-inhabiting our bodies and our full aliveness. Listen to the full talk:...
Reflection: RAIN – Entering the Wilderness (10:10 min)

Reflection: RAIN – Entering the Wilderness (10:10 min)

This short reflection, guided by the acronym RAIN, engages mindfulness and compassion as we open to life that we’ve been pushing away. By including unlived life, we reconnect with the fullness of our being, with vibrant, loving awareness. NOTE: from the end of the...
Meditation: Mindful Body Scan (9:31 min.)

Meditation: Mindful Body Scan (9:31 min.)

This meditation practice systematically moves attention through the body, awakening a direct experience of sensation from the inside out. The benefits are a dramatic increase in vitality, sensitivity, presence and ease.