Happiness and Joy

Happiness & Joy


Part 3: Joy - Present Heart - Universal Expressions of Love
Joy – Part 3 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 3: Joy – blossoms in the moments our hearts open boundlessly to reality, to the 10,000 joys and...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks – Guided Reflection: From “If Only” Trance to Open-Hearted Presence (7:47 min.)

When we notice that we’re in the trance of “if-only” mind, we can choose to re-open and surrender to...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks – Reflection: The Practice of Savoring As a Gateway to Happiness (5:53 min.)

It is radical and transformative to pause and sense the goodness that is right here in this moment. When...

Meditation: Relax into Happiness
Meditation: Relax into Happiness (19:19 min.)

Meditation: Relax Into Happiness ~ Lama Gendun Rinpoche writes, “Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower, but...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks – Reflection: The Practice of Serving as a Gateway to Happiness

Taste what it’s like, in the body and in the heart, to feel a sense of your own being...

Happiness is Possible
Happiness Is Possible: De-conditioning the Negativity Bias – Part 2

There is an inner freedom that expresses as happiness and peace, and it is accessible when we arrive in...

Happy for No Reason: A Dog and Her Fish - Happiness
Happiness is Possible: De-conditioning the Negativity Bias – Part 1

There is an inner freedom that expresses as happiness and peace, and it is accessible when we arrive in...

Happy for No Reason: A Dog and Her Fish - Happiness
Happy for No Reason – Part 2: Opening to Happiness

These two talks explore the two different kinds of happiness, the blocks to happiness, and the ways that mindful...

Happy for No Reason - Part 1: Opening to Happiness
Happy for No Reason – Part 1 : Opening to Happiness

These two talks explore the two different kinds of happiness, the blocks to happiness, and the ways that mindful...

True Happiness: Realizing Well-Being
True Happiness: Realizing Well-Being

Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and...

Meditation: Loving This Life
Meditation – Loving This Life – Happiness (Metta Practice) (16:30 min)

Happiness and Loving this Life – Metta (Lovingkindness) Practice

Blog: Joy
Blog: Joy

Not too long ago, my ex-husband, Alex, brought us a big batch of his homemade almond butter. It is...

Tara Talks: Rare and Precious JoyJoy
Blog: Rare and Precious Joy

When I talk to people about how much they experience joy, most say, “Not so much.” Joy is not...