Guided Meditations

Meditation: Letting Go of Doing
Meditation: Letting Go of Doing (21:51 min.)
Meditation becomes truly freeing in the moments when there is no controlling whatsoever; when...
Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence
Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence (22:56 min.)
We spend great swaths of time in a trance that removes us from awareness...
Meditation: Saying Yes to Life
Meditation: Saying “Yes” to Life (21:53 min.)
We are conditioned to scan for “what’s wrong” and contract our body and mind...
Meditation: Breath by Breath - inviting Relaxation and Ease
Meditation: Breath by Breath – Inviting Relaxation and Ease (16:47 min.)
This meditation invites relaxation and ease. We begin with a long deep breathing that...
Meditation: Natural, Open Awareness
Meditation: Natural, Open Awareness (16:54 min.)
When we are stressed, our attention narrows and fixates, often into obsessive thinking, worry...
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...
Meditation: Opening to the Waves
Meditation: Opening to the Waves (20:19 min.)
When we are lost in thought, we lose touch with the aliveness and awareness...
Meditation: The Silence That's Listening
Meditation: The Silence That’s Listening (morning on retreat) (27:15 min.)
Listening to sounds is a powerful way to quiet the thinking mind and connect...
Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness
Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (from retreat) (30:03 min.)
~ an Open Awareness Meditation ~ When our awareness is awake and open, we...
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....
Blog: Tonglen Radical 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,...
Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Guided Reflection on Inhabiting This Body (12:50 min)
When we are not inhabiting our bodies, we are not experiencing our full aliveness....
Meditation: Aliveness and Presence
Meditation: Aliveness and Presence (20:02 min.)
This meditation includes a body scan, using the imagery of a smile, and establishing...
Meditation: Lighting Up Your Energy Body
Meditation: Lighting Up Your Energy Body (19 min.)
Our being has many frequencies of aliveness and as we attend to the more...
Tara Talks
TaraTalks: Meditation – RAIN: Working with Difficult Emotions (11:43 min.)
This guided practice applies mindfulness and self-compassion to challenging emotions. It is based on...
Meditation - Resting in Breath, Relaxing into Life
Meditation: Resting in Breath, Relaxing into Life (21:22 min.)
This meditation invites us to collect our attention with a calming breath, and then...
Meditation: Intimacy with Life
Meditation: Intimacy with Life (21:16 min.)
This guided meditation begins with a body scan, bringing the friendliness of a smile...
Meditation: Morning on Retreat
Meditation: Spring Morning on Retreat (33:47 min.)
In this guided meditation, we include an overview of different components of mindfulness practice....
Meditation: Cultivating a Clear and Relaxed Presence
Meditation: Cultivating a Clear and Relaxed Presence (22:01 min.)
This guided meditation begins with a calming breath to quiet the mind and relax...
Meditation: Mind Like a Vast Sky
Meditation: Mind Like a Vast Sky (18:13 min.)
This meditation opens with listening and discovering the sky-like awareness that includes changing sounds,...