Guided Meditations – Meditations that Free the Heart


Retreat Meditation: Loving Kindness - Awakening and Expressing Our Heart
Retreat Short Talk & Meditation: Loving Kindness – Awakening and Expressing Our Heart (36:50 min.)
This short talk and guided meditation remind us that we each have the capacity...
Meditation: Blessings of Love
Meditation: Blessings of Love (11:28 min)
A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through...
Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts
Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts (36:53 min)
Forgiveness for others becomes possible when we’ve held our own being with great compassion....
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen - Radical Compassion
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen – Radical Compassion (32:43 min)
We are conditioned to avoid suffering – our own and others. By pulling away,...
New Year's Meditation: Awakening Loving Presence
New Year’s Meditation: Awakening Loving Presence (22:27 min.)
Loving presence is an innate capacity, and it can be cultivated. This meditation begins...
Ask the Friend for Love - transcript
Meditation: Blessings of Love (11:26 min)
A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through...
Reflection: Transformimg Suffering
Reflection: Transforming Suffering & Awakening the Heart (12:45 min.)
[Excerpt from Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering a...
Forgiveness - Meditation - A Forgiving Heart
Instruction & Meditation: A Forgiving Heart (36:04 min) (retreat)
A forgiving heart clears the way for giving and receiving love freely.  This talk...
Guided Heart Meditation - Loving-kindness - Presence
Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Presence (from retreat) (34 min)
This meditation introduces the loving-kindness (metta) heart practice. After brief instruction, it begins with...
Heart Meditation
Heart Meditation: Awakening Loving Presence (35:24 min)
We each have an intrinsic capacity for loving presence, and there are powerful ways...
Meditation: Taking in the Goodness
Heart Meditation: Taking In the Goodness (24:56 min)
Taking in the Goodness: Rumi said, “Whenever some kindness comes to you, turn that...
Meditation: Awakening Compassion - Tonglen
Meditation: Awakening Compassion (11:35 min)
Meditation: Awakening Compassion with Tonglen ~ Our hearts awaken as we let ourselves be...
Reflection: Deepening the Truths We Share
Reflection: Deepening the Truths We Share (8:32 min)
Our capacity for love grows as we practice deepening the truths we share with...
Part 1 - The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion
Meditation: Your Future Self – Accessing the Wisdom of Your Heart (7:17 min)
When we are cut off from our natural love and wisdom, there’s a way...
Meditation: Guided Heart Forgiveness
Meditation: Guided Heart Forgiveness (28:50 min)
Tara gives brief instructions on the forgiveness practice, then guides us through a process...
Meditation: Blessings of Love
Meditation: Blessings of Love (11:31)
A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through...
Meditation: The RAIN of Compassion (34:54 min) (from retreat)
This new version of the acronym RAIN is a powerful way of bringing compassion...
Meditation: The RAIN of Self-Compassion (10:42 min)
This meditation is included at the end of the RAIN of Self-Compassion talk. This...
Heart Meditation: Loving Presence
Heart Meditation: Loving Presence (33:55 min)
Scanning the body, filling it with the image of a smile, meditation continues with...
Guided Meditation: Radiant Empty Heart (38:02 min)
an open focus meditation from the 2015 IMCW fall retreat