An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart

An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart

Much of our suffering comes from reacting to stressful situations with fear or aggression, rather than responding with wisdom and care. This talk explores the pathway of shifting from reacting to responding: this includes learning to pause, awakening the wings of...
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...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 2

Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 2

This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s surface in a mental trance, and the ways we can train our attention to come home again. We look at working with physical and emotional pain, and the gifts of love, wisdom, creativity and...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1

Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1

This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s surface in a mental trance, and the ways we can train our attention to come home again. We look at working with physical and emotional pain, and the gifts of love, wisdom, creativity and...
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....
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 – (Working with Pain)

Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 – (Working with Pain)

Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence. See also: Working with Pain...
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

CC ~ Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence. “Inside this clay jug...
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:...
Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 2

Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 2

Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 2 ~ When we disconnect from the aliveness of our body, we are in a trance that prevents us from living and loving fully. These two talks examine our habits of dissociation – including the cutting off...
Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 1

Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 1

When we disconnect from the aliveness of our body, we are in a trance that prevents us from living and loving fully. These two talks examine our habits of dissociation, and the suffering of “unlived life” that this creates. We then look at how practices of mindfulness...
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.
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...