Category Archives: Open Awareness

Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (from retreat) (30:03 min.)



~ an Open Awareness Meditation ~

When our awareness is awake and open, we naturally respond to this changing life with warmth, tenderness and love. This practice helps us discover the spaciousness of awareness by realizing the space and aliveness that is in the body, and then sensing the continuous space that holds all life. We then sense how this continuous space is filled with the light of awareness and pervaded by love. Includes a short talk that contexts the meditation. (from the Spring 2018 IMCW 7-day Silent Retreat)

Closing quote is from The Radiance Sutras, Lorin Roche, PhD.

There is a place in the heart where everything meets.
Go there if you want to find me.
Mind, senses, soul, eternity, all are there.
Are you there?

Enter the bowl of vastness that is the heart.
Give yourself to it with total abandon.

Quiet ecstasy is there -
 and a steady, regal sense of resting in a perfect spot.

Once you know the way
the nature of attention will call you
to return, again and again,
and be saturated with knowing,
“I belong here, I am at home here.”

More Open Awareness Meditations here.


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Meditation: Beyond the Veil of Thinking (21:04 min.)



This meditation awakens us to the space and aliveness in these bodies, and to resting in wakeful openness. When we get lost in thought, we practice relaxing open, and exploring the gap between thoughts. By opening beyond the veil of thinking, we discover the Beingness that is home.

Rumi:

Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.

Flow down and down
in always widening rings of being.


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Meditation: Receiving Life with an Open Awareness (20:45 min.)



We begin with listening and then bring a receptive attention to experience the life of the body. We then open the attention to the whole field of sensations and sound, and rest in the openness and presence that includes all the changing currents of experience.

 


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Meditation: Space and Aliveness and Awareness (21:37 min.)



This meditation engages the breath in a way that it connects us with our energetic aliveness and the space that holds and is intrinsic to all life. A body scan using this breath opens us to the body as a field of aliveness. We then rest in the changing flow of experience, and the still presence that is our essence.

photo: Shell Fischer, mindfulvalley.com


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30-Minute Meditation: Open Awareness – Relaxing Back into Presence



This practice brings attention to the continuous space within and around the body, and the aliveness of sound, sensation and feeling that lives through us. While it’s natural for attention to get distracted, the pathway home is a relaxing back into the awake space that is aware of this changing life.

NOTE: from August 8, 2017 for those seeking a full 30-minute open awareness guided meditation.


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Meditation: Open Awareness – Relaxing Back into Presence (19:22 min)



This practice brings attention to the continuous space within and around the body, and the aliveness of sound, sensation and feeling that lives through us. While it’s natural for attention to get distracted, the pathway home is a relaxing back into the awake space that is aware of this changing life.

photo: Shell Fischer mindfulvalley.com


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Meditation: Receiving Life in Open Awareness (16:58 min)



Our habit is to try to manage our experience from a mental control tower. This meditation awakens us through the body, and then invites us to rest in that vast presence that includes the changing flow of life. When we inhabit that openness, there’s a natural arising of peace, wakefulness and tenderness.

photo by Tara


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Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body (21:32 min)



Meditation – Awakening Our Energy Body ~

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.

Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/. With gratitude and love, Tara

photo: Jon McRay


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Meditation: Awake & Open Awareness (23:32 min)



This practice helps settle the mind with the breath and then opens to the changing flow of experience, letting life be just as it is.


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Guided Meditation: Radiant Empty Heart (38:02 min)



  • an open focus meditation from the 2015 IMCW fall retreat


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