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...
Part 2: Beyond the Fear Body

Part 2: Beyond the Fear Body

A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering the awakened heart. In these two talks we explore the suffering of becoming identified with the fear body, and the skillful means that enable a...
Part 1: Beyond the Fear Body

Part 1: Beyond the Fear Body

A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering the awakened heart. In these two talks we explore the suffering of becoming identified with the fear body, and the skillful means that enable a...
Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs

Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs

This talk looks at how we get imprisoned in fear based, limiting beliefs. We then explore key meditative steps that help release these veils and reveal the fullness and goodness of our essential being.

Tara Talks: Catching Fear Thoughts (3:49 min. video)

Tara Talks: Catching Fear Thoughts (3:49 min. video)

Unless we recognize it, fear thinking can take over our lives. This brief talk points to the power of these thoughts, and the importance of cultivating mindfulness of them. Listen and watch the full talk: Part 1: Do You Pay Regular Visits.
Sacred Fertilizer: The Portal of Fear (Retreat Talk)

Sacred Fertilizer: The Portal of Fear (Retreat Talk)

Bringing presence to the contraction of fear is a universal part of spiritual awakening. This talk explores two interrelated pathways of opening to and transforming fear.  …from the Fall 2014 IMCW fall retreat – Sunday night talk. Enjoy!
Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

Whenever Mara–the shadow side–appeared during the Buddha’s life, his response was simple and liberating: “I see you Mara,” and,”Please, come…let’s have tea.” In that spirit, this talk explores three approaches to relating to fear with a mindful and compassionate presence.

Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

Part 1: Relating to Fearsome Deities

Our relationship to fear shapes our life experience. If we are unconscious, and reflexively try to manage fear, our identity takes the shape of the body of fear. If instead we learn to attend and befriend fear, we discover the freedom of our awakened heart.

Finding the Juice Inside of Fear

Finding the Juice Inside of Fear

Learning to bring a mindful presence to fear is an intrinsic part of spiritual awakening. In this talk we look at the ways we get caught in the trance of fear, and how the two wings of presence–clear recognition and openheartedness–can free us. This process of facing unmet fears is necessary not only for our own healing, but for any possibility of peace and the healing of our planet.

Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

Meditation and Healing Trauma

Spiritual awakening often involves offering a healing presence to the suffering of post traumatic stress or deep emotional wounding. This talk explores the three key elements that support this process: self-forgiveness, accessing a source of love and safety, and...
Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part II

Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part II

One understanding of the spiritual path is relating wisely to fear. Our conditioned reaction is to feel aversion to fear and do anything but simply experience it. We discover freedom when instead of reacting, we recognize and open to fear with a kind, committed...
Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part II

Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part I

One understanding of the spiritual path is relating wisely to fear. Our conditioned reaction is to feel aversion to fear and do anything but simply experience it. We discover freedom when instead of reacting, we recognize and open to fear with a kind, committed...