Meditation: RAIN on Self-Blame (9:45 min.)

Meditation: RAIN on Self-Blame (9:45 min.)

One of the greatest roots of suffering is being at war with ourselves. This meditation, based on the acronym RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture), guides us in releasing the armoring of blame, and relating to our inner life with greater understanding and...
Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts (36:53 min)

Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts (36:53 min)

Forgiveness for others becomes possible when we’ve held our own being with great compassion. This short talk and guided meditation brings forth our most awake and tender presence as we ask for forgiveness, offer care to the woundedness within us, and then extend...
Disarming Our Hearts: Letting Go of Blame (retreat talk)

Disarming Our Hearts: Letting Go of Blame (retreat talk)

Anger, judgment and blame create separation—from our inner life and our world. Only by releasing chronic blame can we free our hearts to truly give and receive love. This talk looks at the difference between healthy anger and the trance of blame, and through a set of...
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we explore together the power of a forgiving heart, the inner fire that...
Instruction & Meditation: A Forgiving Heart (36:04 min) (retreat)

Instruction & Meditation: A Forgiving Heart (36:04 min) (retreat)

A forgiving heart clears the way for giving and receiving love freely.  This talk and meditation explores where we have become habituated in blame towards ourselves and others, and a classic three part reflection that can loosen and release the armoring around our...
Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (9:44 min)

Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (9:44 min)

Topics include individualizing your meditation practice, working with the “tangles,” forgiveness practice, and using the “N-Nurturing” of RAIN. Given during the 2017 IMCW Spring Retreat. Let us know if you find this kind of short clip...
Meditation: Guided Heart Forgiveness (28:50 min)

Meditation: Guided Heart Forgiveness (28:50 min)

Tara gives brief instructions on the forgiveness practice, then guides us through a process of forgiveness of ourselves and others. “Forgiving is a movement of your heart not to carry aversive hatred or blame. That you can care about someone and still create...
The RAIN of Forgiveness

The RAIN of Forgiveness

The capacity to release the armoring of hatred and blame is intrinsic to our evolving consciousness.  This talk explores the process of authentic forgiveness, and how we can use the mindfulness-based tool of RAIN to heal and free our hearts. • More Resources on...
Releasing Self-Blame – Pathways to a Forgiving Heart

Releasing Self-Blame – Pathways to a Forgiving Heart

When we are stuck in blaming, disliking or hating ourselves, we are unable to love our world. This talk explores what underlies our addiction to self-blame and the teachings and practices that loosen aversive self-judgment and help us cultivate a forgiving...
Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 – Forgiveness

Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 – Forgiveness

This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we’ll explore one of the three gifts considered...