Reflection: The Compass of Our Heart (9:07 min)

Reflection: The Compass of Our Heart (9:07 min)

When we are remembering our deepest intention in any situation, our lives become aligned, and we can act with grace, compassion and wisdom. These reflections will help you remember your intention when caught in conflict, and in a larger way, allow the truth of...
Reflection: Heart Wisdom of Your Future Self (9:20 min)

Reflection: Heart Wisdom of Your Future Self (9:20 min)

By connecting with your future self, this reflection guides you in accessing the deep wisdom and unconditional love of your own awakening heart. “I returned to the river. I returned to the mountains. I begged – I begged to wed every object and creature....
Reflection: Deepening the Truths We Share (8:32 min)

Reflection: Deepening the Truths We Share (8:32 min)

Our capacity for love grows as we practice deepening the truths we share with each other. This short reflection offers guidance in how to bring your presence and heart to truth telling. Listen to the full talk here: Seeking What’s True  – Within Ourselves, Beyond Our...
Meditation Instructions – RAIN and Question-Response (14:23 min)

Meditation Instructions – RAIN and Question-Response (14:23 min)

Tara gives morning instruction on retreat including RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nourish), then responds to questions from retreatants. Includes a question on resourcing when working with trauma. Recorded at the 2016 IMCW Women’s Retreat. • More...
Meditation: Invitation to Practice (no bell at end) (3 min)

Meditation: Invitation to Practice (no bell at end) (3 min)

Take 3 minutes to listen to a brief and beautiful Japanese flute passage from “A Touch of Grace” – an album by Tara’s husband, Jonathan Foust.  Then Tara will guide you into meditation. With no bell at the end, you can choose how long a session you...
Reflection: Waking Up from Limiting Beliefs (8 min.)

Reflection: Waking Up from Limiting Beliefs (8 min.)

A guided reflection meditation that addresses limiting beliefs surrounding interpersonal conflict – from the ending of the “Real but Not True” talk. Listen to the full talk, Real but Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs. photo: Sherry...
Reflection: This Living Body – Our Portal to Freedom (12:30 min)

Reflection: This Living Body – Our Portal to Freedom (12:30 min)

Reflection: This Living Body – Our Portal to Freedom Our habit is to leave home – the aliveness of our body – and seek happiness through avoiding unpleasantness and chasing after pleasure. This short talk and reflection point to embodied presence as...
Guided Reflection: Awakening Through Conflict (13:06 min)

Guided Reflection: Awakening Through Conflict (13:06 min)

A guided reflection on “Awakening Through Conflict” ~ “We live in a field where our emotions are an open loop – we affect each other. When we’re with someone who’s blaming, we tighten. Anger makes us tighten. When we’re with someone who’s open and caring,...
Reflection: RAIN – Entering the Wilderness (10:10 min)

Reflection: RAIN – Entering the Wilderness (10:10 min)

This short reflection, guided by the acronym RAIN, engages mindfulness and compassion as we open to life that we’ve been pushing away. By including unlived life, we reconnect with the fullness of our being, with vibrant, loving awareness. NOTE: from the end of the...