Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear

Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear

Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear – We are living with the threat of increasing, dramatic suffering around the globe. This talk looks at the direct ways our meditation practices, supported by findings of neuroscience, can help us find resilience...
Fear and Love

Fear and Love

Only when we face our fears can we discover the freedom to love without holding back. This talk looks at how unprocessed fear contracts our body, heart and mind, and on a societal level is the cause of othering and violence. We then explore how arousing mindfulness,...
Facing Fear in a Traumatized World

Facing Fear in a Traumatized World

Unprocessed fear cuts us off from our full aliveness and spirit, and it separates us from others. This talk looks at how we bring healing to the trauma and deep fears that cause us to dissociate from our body. We focus on ways we increase safety, diminish shame and...
Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)

Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)

Unser Vermögen, tief empfunden zu leben und zu lieben ist stark davon abhängig, wie wir mit Veränderungen und Verlusten in unserem Leben umgehen. Dieser Vortrag lädt uns ein, darauf zu schauen, wie wir mit unseren Widerständen, Ängsten und der Trauer über Verluste in...
Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 2

Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 2

While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These...
Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential – fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with mindful presence, and discover within them the essence energies of loving awareness and...
Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 1

Fear of Aging: Finding Freedom in this Impermanent World – Part 1

While it’s natural to have fears of what’s ahead, when we learn to face the inevitability of change and loss without resistance, we discover true peace and freedom in the midst. In a very direct way, our awareness of impermanence awakens unconditional loving. These...
Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)

Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)

Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely intertwined with how we relate to change and loss. These two talks are an invitation to look honestly, and without judgment, at the ways, we resist facing our fears and grieving our losses. We then explore how to bring...
Worrier Pose: Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear (retreat talk)

Worrier Pose: Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear (retreat talk)

While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets jammed. This talk looks at how our fears generate habitual patterns of physical tension, anxious thinking, emotions and behaviors; and how this constellation prevents us from...
Love and Fear During Times of War: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens

Love and Fear During Times of War: An Interview with Lama Rod Owens

The world is having a difficult moment. Each day we learn of a different conflict or crisis, which threatens the lives of so may people. It is easy to live with a lot of fear right now and it is even easier to react out of that fear was well. When we react out of fear...
Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart

Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart

While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and...
Facing Fear (Part 2) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Facing Fear (Part 2) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation, and, when it goes on overdrive, we get imprisoned in the suffering of separation. These two talks explore how the RAIN meditation can help us face fear, and discover the boundless loving awareness that includes...
Working with Trauma: Tara Interviews Jim Gordon, MD

Working with Trauma: Tara Interviews Jim Gordon, MD

Dr. Jim Gordon is author of the new book, The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma. In this interview with Tara, he talks about his work with populations around the globe struggling with trauma, and some of the most powerful practices that...
Facing Fear (Part 1) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Facing Fear (Part 1) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation, and, when it goes on overdrive, we get imprisoned in the suffering of separation. These two talks explore how the RAIN meditation can help us face fear, and discover the boundless loving awareness that includes...
Part 1 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”

Part 1 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”

These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much suffering in our world? The first talk looks at how we can use the practices of mindfulness and compassion to decondition our habits of self-blame and self-hatred,...