Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Presence (from retreat) (34 min)

Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Presence (from retreat) (34 min)

This meditation introduces the loving-kindness (metta) heart practice. After brief instruction, it begins with scanning the body, filling it gradually with the image of a smile. The meditation continues with a loving-kindness practice – sensing loving presence...
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: Guided Heart Forgiveness (28:50 min)

Meditation: Guided Heart Forgiveness (28:50 min)

Tara gives brief instructions on the forgiveness practice, then guides us through a process of forgiveness of ourselves and others. “Forgiving is a movement of your heart not to carry aversive hatred or blame. That you can care about someone and still create...
Meditation: The Mystery of Aliveness (from retreat) (27:40)

Meditation: The Mystery of Aliveness (from retreat) (27:40)

This meditation from the morning of spring retreat begins with a body scan, then widens to include sounds, senses and open energetic awareness. Includes an application of the RAIN of Compassion to close. (from a morning guided meditation at the IMCW 2016 Spring...
Meditation: The RAIN of Compassion (34:54 min) (from retreat)

Meditation: The RAIN of Compassion (34:54 min) (from retreat)

This new version of the acronym RAIN is a powerful way of bringing compassion to the life within you, and to attuning and deepening compassion for others.  Given at the 2015 IMCW New Year’s retreat, it is a “guided heart” practice and includes...
Guided Meditation: Space of Awareness (from Spring 2012 IMCW retreat) (28:52 min.)

Introduction to the Heart Practices (35:55 min)

Instructions on the heart practices from the IMCW 2012 Spring Retreat – a guided lovingkindness or “metta” meditation to open the heart, call on love, and come home to presence follows.