The Power of Deep Listening – Part 2

The Power of Deep Listening – Part 2

Listening deeply is the gateway to realizing connection. It’s what allows us to move through life with a wise, loving and healing presence. These two talks explore our blocks to true listening, and offer teachings and practices that can directly cultivate this...
The Power of Deep Listening – Part 1

The Power of Deep Listening – Part 1

Listening deeply is the gateway to realizing connection. It’s what allows us to move through life with a wise, loving and healing presence. These two talks explore our blocks to true listening, and offer teachings and practices that can directly cultivate this...
The Sacred Art of Listening

The Sacred Art of Listening

Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships. This talk explores how our wants and fears block listening, ways we can deepen our capacity for listening, and the healing that unfolds when we...
Listening to the Song – Part 2 – “Removing the Fluff”

Listening to the Song – Part 2 – “Removing the Fluff”

Listening is our gateway to intimacy with our inner life, each other, our earth and spirit. These two talks look at the ways that listening gets blocked and the teachings and practices that help us cultivate the gift of a deep and healing listening presence. When...
Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening is our gateway to intimacy with our inner life, each other, our earth and spirit. These two talks look at the ways that listening gets blocked and the teachings and practices that help us cultivate the gift of a deep and healing listening presence. To listen...
Spiritual Reparenting

Spiritual Reparenting

[CC] ~ When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other forms of suffering. In a deep way, we do not feel at home with others. We are disconnected from our own body, heart and spirit. This talk...
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2

Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2

“Listening and feeling heard are absolutely intrinsic to awakening our hearts and cultivating an open awareness in ourselves and in our world. …The only answer to polarization, the only way we can interrupt the cycles of violence, is to listen deeply and, out of...
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 1

Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 1

Deep listening – to our inner life, each other and our world – is an intrinsic expression of our awakened heart. Yet because we have strong conditioning to be caught in wants and fears, there is often much interference in the field of communications. These...
Tara Talks: When an Attempt at Reconnection Goes Astray (6:13 min.)

Tara Talks: When an Attempt at Reconnection Goes Astray (6:13 min.)

Deep reconciliation requires radically opening – inwardly to ourselves, then outwardly to the other – and saying, “OK… What’s it like to be you in this right now? I’m listening.” Listen to and watch the full talk: Listening to the Song – Part...
Tara Talks: When an Attempt at Reconnection Goes Astray (6:13 min.)

Tara Talks: Not Enough Time (3:27 min.)

The more stressed we are, the more likely it is that we’ll mistake the needs of someone we care about for “an interruption.” Listen to and watch the full talk: Listening to the Song – Part 2
Tara Talks: When an Attempt at Reconnection Goes Astray (6:13 min.)

Tara Talks: We Have To Listen (2:48 min.)

Longfellow’s insight that “if we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility” is really the only answer to the polarization in our lives and world. Listen to and watch the full...
Listening to the Song – Part 2

Listening to the Song – Part 2

Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our awareness. As we learn to listen inwardly, we begin to understand and care for the life that is here. And as we listen to others, that same intimacy emerges. In this two-part series we...
Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our awareness. As we learn to listen inwardly, we begin to understand and care for the life that is here. And as we listen to others, that same intimacy emerges. In this two-part series we...
Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of our evolutionary past, and by our awake heart, our capacity for mindfulness and compassion. This talk explores the ways we can listen to and respond to the call of our awake heart, by training...
Listening with an Awake Heart

Listening with an Awake Heart

True listening both nurtures and expresses evolving consciousness. This talk explores our ego-based conditioning to have an agenda or defendedness that prevents deep listening, and the strategies that evolve our capacity to listen fully to ourselves and others. When...