Concern for All Beings: Plant-Based Eating

Concern for All Beings: Plant-Based Eating

Concern for All Beings: Plant-Based Eating – A conversation with Tara Brach and Tricycle‘s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen. A vegetarian diet, while encouraged in most schools of Buddhism, isn’t a requirement of the Buddhist path. But there are powerful spiritual...
Navigating the Dark Ages

Navigating the Dark Ages

Navigating the Dark Ages – How do we process and respond to increasing societal oppression and violence? What helps us transform the energies of fear, hatred and delusion? This talk offers ways we can draw on our spiritual path to steady our heart and engage...
Compassion toward Non-Human Animals

Compassion toward Non-Human Animals

A Conversation between Konda Mason and Tara Brach The medicine our world most needs is compassion, and it is crucial that this include all living beings. Our societal conditioning blinds us to the horror of suffering experienced by non-human animals through our cruel...
Engaged Spirituality during Times of Upheaval

Engaged Spirituality during Times of Upheaval

Engaged spirituality means responding to our world’s suffering with wisdom and deep care. This talk looks at three blocks to aligning our actions with our heart – “bad othering,” dissociation and overwhelm. We explore how we can awaken from each reaction to suffering...
Cultivating Loving Kindness – Seeing the Goodness

Cultivating Loving Kindness – Seeing the Goodness

The ground of loving kindness is seeing the basic goodness in ourselves, each other and our world. This is what gives rise to pure appreciation, friendliness, love and the felt-sense of belonging. In this talk we explore what obscures and contracts our perceptual...
Love in Action: Realizing Interbeing

Love in Action: Realizing Interbeing

The suffering in our world arises out of a sense of separation—from our own bodies and hearts, each other, and this living web. These two talks explore this trance of separation and how it’s led humans to destroying our larger body, Earth. We then look at...
The Earth is Crying in Our Hearts

The Earth is Crying in Our Hearts

The suffering in our world arises out of a sense of separation—from our own bodies and hearts, each other, and this living web. These two talks explore this trance of separation and how it’s led humans to destroying our larger body, earth. We then look at the...
Facing the Truths That Keep Us from Love

Facing the Truths That Keep Us from Love

A Conversation between Tara and Rev Angel Kyodo Williams – Our happiness and capacity to love fully arise as we face and embrace all domains of our existence. In this conversation we look at the often unexamined societal conditioning that, when unseen,...
Radical Friendship: Conversation between Tara Brach and Kate Johnson

Radical Friendship: Conversation between Tara Brach and Kate Johnson

The often unseen cause of our difficulties in relationships is the societal structures that are marked by violence and domination. This conversation looks at what blocks authentic and loving connectedness, and ways to intentionally cultivate authentic, openhearted...
Bridging the Divide: Learning to Tend and Befriend

Bridging the Divide: Learning to Tend and Befriend

One of the great sufferings facing us is the growing divide between humans with different views, different realities. This talk looks at several levels of divides—being at war with ourselves, creating separation in our personal relationships, and societal divides. We...
Belonging to the Earth

Belonging to the Earth

As a species, forgetting our belonging to our larger body of Earth is causing suffering for this entire living web. In this talk we look at what causes and sustains this trance of forgetting. We then explore the ways we each can awaken a sense of loving connectedness...
Repairing our Hearts – Healing with the RAIN of Compassion

Repairing our Hearts – Healing with the RAIN of Compassion

Living in a fear-based society fuels the trance of separation and unworthiness. This talk explores how we can bring an engaged compassionate presence to the suffering of this trance—in our inner work, and more broadly, in healing our culture (from the 2020 IMCW 7-day...
“Play a Greater Part” – Bodhisattva for Our Times

“Play a Greater Part” – Bodhisattva for Our Times

“Play a Greater Part” – Bodhisattva for Our Times – During scary and uncertain times, the habitual reflex is to try to find ground by creating stories about what’s happening and hardening into us-them blame. This only perpetuates the aggression and violence that...