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Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness (18:25 min.)



This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being, and can be held with tenderness and love.


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Writing and Haiku as Spiritual Practice: Tara interviews Natalie Goldberg



Natalie Goldberg has inspired an entire generation to experience writing as a practice that can awaken our hearts and minds. In this interview Natalie gives guiding tips on approaching writing and, drawing on stories and verses from her beautiful recent book, “Three Simple Lines,” helps us feel the power and depth of haiku.

Photo: Tara Brach


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The Power of Spiritual Hope



The openness to possibility is essential on a path of awakening and freedom. In this talk we explore what makes up mature or spiritual hope, and how two meditation practices of presence can nourish our hope.

May all beings remember the depth of our longing for full awareness, for love, for aliveness.
May we trust the heart and consciousness that is always already here.
May we live from the fullness and depth of who we are, from that love – from that awareness.
And may our awakening of hope, of inner freedom, serve creating a more just and compassionate world.
Namaste… ~ Tara

Photo: Tara Brach


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Mindful Leadership: A Conversation between Tara Brach and Michelle Maldonado



The principles of mindful leadership are relevant for all of us—they bring out the best of who we are in our work, with our family, with our friends. Especially in these times of mistrust and dividedness, our world desperately needs each of us to cultivate the qualities of focus, presence, care, respect, clarity, and curiosity that mark a true leader. Michelle Maldonado is a brilliant teacher of mindful leadership, and she embodies the compassion and skillfulness she invites forward in others. 

As discussed toward the end of Michelle and Tara’s conversation, Michelle has graciously shared a few links to things talked about below:


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Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice



This talk explores three powerful ways you can direct your attention when you find yourself emotionally stuck: Wake up from thoughts; feel your feelings and remember love. We explore both the habits blocking these basic movements toward freedom, and what nourishes them. Together they can serve to open your mind, awaken aliveness and heal your heart.

If abandonment is the core wound
the disconnection from mother
the loss of wholeness
then the most potent medicine
is this ancient commitment
to never abandon yourself
to discover wholeness in the whole-mess
to be a loving mother to your insides
to hold the broken bits
in open awareness
to illuminate the sore places
with the light
of love

Jeff Foster

photo: Tara Brach ~ Morning Meditation on Cape Cod


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Trusting the Gold: A Conversation between Tara Brach and Jonathan Foust



In this interview-style conversation, Jonathan asks Tara questions about key themes in her new book, Trusting the Gold. They include their own relationships and ways we work with our inner life and others, in cultivating the capacity to see basic goodness and realizing a mature and liberating quality of trust.

Links to order Tara’s new book here: Trusting the Gold. (US, UK, AU and Audible editions available)


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Fierce Self-Compassion – A conversation between Tara Brach and Kristin Neff



Kristin Neff is a pioneer in self-compassion research and a leader in bringing practices of self-compassion alive in our world. This conversation is on her latest book, Fierce Self-Compassion, which helps women awaken both receptive and active dimensions of compassion – tenderness and fierceness.

For more information and practices on Fierce Self-Compassion visit Kristin’s website link here!

“When fierce and tender compassion runs through our veins and flows inward as well as outward, we help both society and ourselves. Stumbling and falling down not only becomes an opportunity to learn and grow; it allows us to relate to others who also struggle, strengthening interconnection.”

Kristin Neff, Fierce Self-Compassion

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Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2



All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and the practices and teachings that guide us on the path.

Listen to Part 1: https://www.tarabrach.com/being-embodied-1/
Listen and watch Part 2 below:


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Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 1



All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and the practices and teachings that guide us on the path. 

Experience the substance of the body and the world as made up of vibrating particles.
And these particles made up of even finer energy particles.
Drifting more deeply, feel into each particle as it condenses from infinity and dissolves back into it continuously.
Noticing this, breathe easily, with infinity dancing everywhere.

From the Radiance Sutra:

Listen to Part 2: https://www.tarabrach.com/being-embodied-part-2/
Listen and watch Part 1 below:


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Entering the Mystery



John O’Donahue writes, “We are so busy managing our lives, we forget this great mystery we are involved in.” This talk looks at the ways we pull away from the mystery and the path of “beginners mind” that enables us to encounter this living world with freshness, courage and wonder (a special talk from the 2013 archives).


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