Listening & Relationships

Listening


Meditation: The Silence that is Listening
Meditation: The Silence that is Listening (21:38 min.)

Listening to sound is opens up to the space of pure being. In this guided practice we begin by...

Listening to the Song - Part 1
Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening is our gateway to intimacy with our inner life, each other, our earth and spirit. These two talks...

Spiritual Reparenting
Spiritual Reparenting

~ When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other...

Shifting from Blame to Love: 3 Practices for a Wise Heart
Blog: Shifting from Blame to Love: 3 Practices for a Wise Heart

Evolution has rigged all of us with a negativity bias—a survival-driven habit to scan for what’s wrong and to...

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 with the natural openness of...

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, thoughts, feelings and sensations. The...

Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2

“Listening and feeling heard are absolutely intrinsic to awakening our hearts and cultivating an open awareness in ourselves and...

Meditation: A Listening, Receptive Awareness
Meditation: A Listening Receptive Awareness (23:56 min.)

The capacity to truly listen allows us to realize the vast and sensitive awareness that is our true essence....

Listening with an Awake Heart
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 1

Deep listening – to our inner life, each other and our world – is an intrinsic expression of our...

Meditation: Receiving Life with an Open Awareness
Meditation: Receiving Life with an Open Awareness (20:45 min.)

We begin with listening and then bring a receptive attention to experience the life of the body. We then...

Meditation: The Silence that is Listening
Meditation: The Silence That is Listening (14:00 min)

Listening to sounds is a powerful way to quiet the thinking mind and connect with the natural openness of...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks: When an Attempt at Reconnection Goes Astray (6:13 min.)

Deep reconciliation requires radically opening – inwardly to ourselves, then outwardly to the other – and saying, “OK… What’s...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Not Enough Time (3:27 min.)

The more stressed we are, the more likely it is that we’ll mistake the needs of someone we care...

Tara Talks
Tara Talks: We Have To Listen (2:48 min.)

Longfellow’s insight that “if we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s...

Listening to the Song - Part 2
Listening to the Song – Part 2

Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our awareness. As we learn to...

Listening to the Song - Part 1
Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our awareness. As we learn to...

Your Awake Heart is Calling You
Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

Your Awake Heart Is Calling You ~ As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of...

Listening with an Awake Heart
Listening with an Awake Heart

True listening both nurtures and expresses evolving consciousness. This talk explores our ego-based conditioning to have an agenda or...

Meditation: The Pathway of Deep Listening
Meditation: The Pathway of Deep Listening (20:48 min)

Listening is an ideal template for awareness itself – it is naturally receptive, open and awake. This meditation invites...

The Sacred Art of Listening

Deep listening – the kind of listening that brings intimacy and understanding – takes intentional practice. This talk looks...