Resources: Question/Response and Instructions
We’ve gathered from the archives a collection of Question/Response and Instructional Teachings given during various retreats, workshops and satsang evenings.
Responding with Heart to Painful Times: A Conversation with Tara and Frank Ostaseski
Our world is changing faster than we can compute or process. Accompanying these changes are a growing violence, deepening divides, great loss and much uncertainty and fear. In...
Our Refuge of Heartspace
Amidst the great emotional reactivity of our times, this talk looks at: How do we hold this? What will allow us to respond wisely to our hurting world? How can we widen the...
“Coming Back” – Meditation Instructions with Q and A
A special recording from the first morning of the 2015 IMCW Women's Retreat that offers further guidance and addresses some frequently asked questions about meditation.
Working with Trauma – Q and A from Retreat (13:14 min.)
A short segment that includes a message on working with trauma as part of a morning question-response session at the IMCW 2015 Spring Retreat.
Evening of Inquiry
In this class, Tara offered a guided meditation, some brief words on connecting with the felt sense of our experience, and opened the class to questions.
Question and Response
Tara explores a range of questions that include working with unworthiness, recognizing aspiration, stepping out of the story and understanding the selfless quality of experience.
Question and Response with Tara
Questions and responses with Tara.
Questions, Guided Meditation and Group Sharing
Led by Tara
Deepening Practice – Question and Response with Tara
This talk and question and response format addresses the attitudes and practices that cultivate our natural wisdom and compassion.
Question and Response – Applying Buddhist Practices
Tara responds to questions from the audience on applying Buddhist practices to our lives.
Meditation Instructions – RAIN and Question-Response (14:23 min)
Tara gives morning instruction on retreat including RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nourish), then responds to questions from retreatants. Includes a question on resourcing...
Meditation Instructions with Question/Response (14 min)(retreat)
"...discover what’s happening here, beyond the veil of thinking.” Tara gives additional instructions and responds to questions after the morning meditation at the 2015 IMCW New...
Walking Meditation – Instructions (Audio and PDF) (6:19 min)
Meditation is a practice of presence that you can bring alive in all settings and activities. The formal training in walking meditation can be particularly valuable for helping...
Question/Response Other Resources
Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (9:44 min)
Topics include individualizing your meditation practice, working with the "tangles," forgiveness practice, and using the "N-Nurturing" of RAIN. Given during the 2017 IMCW Spring...
Morning Question and Response on Retreat (16:46 min)
Morning Question and Response from Retreat - Tara responds to questions on deepening our meditation practice, working with desire, and the RAIN practice (from the 2016 IMCW...
Question and Response from Retreat (12:10 min)
Question and Response from Retreat ~ After morning meditation, Tara responds to questions on deepening our meditation practice, working with unpleasant and pleasant thoughts, and...
Blog: FAQ for Meditation
Download the Meditation FAQ ( in PDF) ~ Establishing a Practice ~ How do I start a period of meditation practice? It’s helpful to begin by settling yourself and calling to mind...
Monday Night Satsang – Question and Response
Question and response from Tara's monthly evening satsang on 2013-11-11. NOTE: Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering of spiritual friends. The word comes...
Satsang – Closing Prayer for Peace (6:58 min.)
A Prayer for Peace from Tara at the Monday evening satsang gathering. NOTE: Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering of spiritual friends. The word comes from...
Evening Satsang – “Peace is This Moment”
(published for the first time):
Question and response with Tara from 2013-10-14. Questions relate to a reading of Dorothy Hunt’s poem, “Peace is This Moment Without Judgment,” as well as to RAIN, meditation practice and self-judgment. The evening closes with a prayer for peace.
A Special Evening Satsang – Question and Response – RAIN
Question and response with Tara from an evening satsang on 2013-05-13. Many of the questions that evening were about R.A.I.N. NOTE: Satsang means exploring and realizing truth in the gathering […]