Guided Meditation: Space of Awareness (from Spring 2012 IMCW retreat) (28:52 min.)
This meditation is adapted from a meditation called “Open Focus.” Let whatever comes spontaneously to your awareness to be there as you follow along with the questions, which begin with, “Can you imagine…?”
Guided Meditation (with instructions) – “Lovingkindness (Metta)”Tara leads a guided Metta meditation with instructions.
Guided Meditation (without instructions) – “Lovingkindness (Metta)”A guided Lovingkindness (Metta) meditation from Tara.
Opening the Lotus of Your Heart (retreat talk)
Our reaction to life’s stress is to contract, and we live many moments with a tight body, clenched heart and narrowed mind. This talk explores how deepening attention can reconnect us with our natural openness and radiance (from the 2012 Women’s Retreat on 2/3/2012).
Guided Meditation – “Awakening Compassion – Tonglen” (37:10 min.)Our deepest wisdom and purest actions arise out of open-hearted presence. This meditation, “Awakening Compassion,” is drawn from the Tibetan tradition and carries us home to the vastness of loving presence (meditation given at the 2011 IMCW New...
The Blessings of Embodied Presence (retreat talk)All that we cherish – love, creativity, wisdom and aliveness – becomes available when we come home to an embodied presence. This talk looks at how the two wings of mindfulness and compassion guide us in the midst of difficulty to our inner sanctuary of...
Our True Nature – Emptiness Dancing (retreat talk)Our True Nature – Emptiness Dancing – The most profound question in spiritual life is “who (or what) am I?” This talk explores ways of inquiring into the nature of awareness, and the blessings of embodying the realization of our radiant, empty essence....
Guided Heart Meditation – Forgiveness Practice (30:50 min.)
(from the Fall IMCW Retreat at Reisterstown, MD)