Pandemic Care Resources - Tara Brach

Pandemic Care Resources

Pandemic Care Resources


Our Refuge of Heartspace
Our Refuge of Heartspace

Amidst the great emotional reactivity of our times, this talk looks at: How do we hold this? What will...

Refuge in Living Presence
Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence (19:34 min.)

This meditation guides us to rest in the aliveness of the changing stream of sensations, sounds and feelings. As...

Meditation: Suffering and Compassion
Meditation: Suffering and Compassion (8:07 min.)

This brief meditation is a version of the Tibetan Tonglen practice: With the support of the breath we allow...

Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 2)
Change, Loss and Timeless Love – Part 2 (Retreat Talk)

Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely intertwined with how we relate to change and loss. These...

In this guided practice, we arrive in presence through a body scan and attention to the breath, open the attention to changing experience, and then explore the freedom of not controlling anything, and letting life be just as it is.
Instruction and Meditation: Pathway to Non-Doing Presence (41:30 min.)

While meditation begins with purposeful collecting of attention, it leads to non-doing presence, to Being. In this guided practice,...

Resmaa Menakem
Healing Racialized Trauma: A Conversation with Resmaa Menakem and Tara Brach

The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma...

Letting Life Live Through You
Meditation: Letting Life Live Through You (18:35 min.)

We unconsciously tense against the energetic life of the present moment. This meditation guides us in relaxing and opening...

Meditation: Listening to Our Heart
Meditation: Listening to our Heart (22:16 min)

True listening arouses an open receptive presence that can be truly healing. This meditation awakens a listening presence; first...

Change, Loss and Timeless Love
Change, Loss and Timeless Love (Part 1)

Our capacity to live and love fully is entirely intertwined with how we relate to change and loss. These...

Meditation: Pathway to Inner Peace
Meditation: Pathway to Inner Peace (20:45 min.)

“Peace is this moment without judgment,” writes poet Dorothy Hunt, “this moment in the heart-space where everything that is,...

Equanimity: The Gifts of Non-Reactive Mindful Presence
Equanimity: The Gifts of Non-Reactive Mindful Presence

If we want to bring our intelligence, creativity and love into our relationships and world, we need to be...

Meditation: Refuge in Presence
Meditation: Refuge in Presence (22:10 min.)

The movement from virtual reality – thoughts – to the awareness of sense-based reality is true homecoming. This meditation...

Freedom from thePrison of Limiting Beliefs
Freedom from the Prison of Limiting Beliefs

We suffer when we are caught in beliefs of our own or other’s badness, unworthiness, or lack of value....

The Four Remembrances
The Four Remembrances

When we attune to the reality of impermanence and death, we remember what most matters to us. But in...

Meditation: Loving What Is
Meditation: Loving What Is (18:50 min.)

While we might not directly love what is, there is a pathway to this inner freedom. As we explore...

Awakening from the Trance of Bad-Othering
Awakening from the Trance of Bad-Othering

Great spiritual leaders of social movements teach that true transformation arises from realizing our interconnectedness, and the light of...

Meditation: Meeting Life with a Spacious Heart
Meditation: Meeting Life with a Spacious Heart (22:00 min.)

Especially when we’re stressed, we need pathways to an allowing, kind presence. This meditation guides us to relax and...

Transforming Your Relationship with Anxiety
Transforming Your Relationship with Anxiety

Strong anxiety frequently triggers fight-flight-freeze, our survival brain’s strategy for dealing with threats. This can become a trance that...

Worrier Pose – Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear
Worrier Pose: Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear (retreat talk)

While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets...

Meditation: Resting in Awake Awareness
Meditation: Resting in Awake Awareness (18:49 min.)

This practice opens with a body scan, employing the image and felt sense of a smile to awaken awareness...