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 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...
Morning Question and Response on Retreat (16:46 min)

Morning Question and Response on Retreat (16:46 min)

Morning Question and Response from Retreat – Tara responds to questions on deepening our meditation practice, working with desire, and the RAIN practice (from the 2016 IMCW spring residential retreat). Free download of Tara’s 10 min meditation: “Mindful...
Question and Response from Retreat (12:10 min)

Question and Response from Retreat (12:10 min)

Question and Response from Retreat ~ After morning meditation, Tara responds to questions on deepening our meditation practice, working with unpleasant and pleasant thoughts, and forgiveness from the IMCW 2016 Spring Residential Retreat. photo: Susan Whitcomb –...
Blog: FAQ for Meditation

Blog: FAQ for Meditation

Download the Meditation FAQ ( in PDF) ~ Establishing a Practice ~ How do I start a period of meditation practice? It’s helpful to begin by settling yourself and calling to mind your aspirations and intentions—perhaps to calm and steady yourself, to find balance and...
Meditation Instructions with Question/Response (14 min)(retreat)

Meditation Instructions with Question/Response (14 min)(retreat)

“…discover what’s happening here, beyond the veil of thinking.” Tara gives additional instructions and responds to questions after the morning meditation at the 2015 IMCW New Year retreat. photo: JonathanFoust.com – Tara at Pearlstone Retreat Center...
Walking Meditation – Instructions (Audio and PDF) (6:19 min)

Walking Meditation – Instructions (Audio and PDF) (6:19 min)

Meditation is a practice of presence that you can bring alive in all settings and activities. The formal training in walking meditation can be particularly valuable for helping you to cultivate an awareness of your embodied experience in each moment, allowing you to...
Evening of Inquiry

Evening of Inquiry

In this class, Tara offered a guided meditation, some brief words on connecting with the felt sense of our experience, and opened the class to questions.

Evening of Inquiry

Question and Response

Tara explores a range of questions that include working with unworthiness, recognizing aspiration, stepping out of the story and understanding the selfless quality of experience.

Monday Night Satsang – Question and Response

Monday Night Satsang – Question and Response

Question and response from Tara’s monthly evening satsang on 2013-11-11. NOTE: Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering of spiritual friends. The word comes from Sanskrit – “sat” means truth – and “sangha” is community or company of spiritual...
Monday Night Satsang – Question and Response

Satsang – Closing Prayer for Peace (6:58 min.)

A Prayer for Peace from Tara at the Monday evening satsang gathering. NOTE: Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering of spiritual friends. The word comes from Sanskrit – “sat” means truth – and “sangha” is community or company of spiritual...
Monday Night Satsang – Question and Response

Evening Satsang – “Peace is This Moment”

(published for the first time):
Question and response with Tara from 2013-10-14. Questions relate to a reading of Dorothy Hunt’s poem, “Peace is This Moment Without Judgment,” as well as to RAIN, meditation practice and self-judgment. The evening closes with a prayer for peace.