Special Meditations/Reflections

Reflections


Meditation: Awakening the Heart
Meditation: Awakening the Heart – Giving and Receiving Loving Blessings (11:07 min.)

Our hearts awaken as we express and receive love in an embodied, conscious way. This guided practice brings our...

Reflection: Learning to Stay
Reflection: Learning to Stay (4:41 min.)

We open the door to healing by bringing a mindful and kind attention to inner vulnerability and fear… “Learning...

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 all of us. This meditation...

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. When pain arises, how much...

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: Saying "Yes" to Life
Meditation: “Yes” to Life (13 min.)

This guided practice awakens a relaxed and friendly attention that rests in the breath and opens to whatever is...

Meditation: Transforming Fear
Meditation: Transforming Fear (11:19 min.)

This guided practice invites us to identify a situation where we habitually become anxious or fearful, and then to...

Reflection: Cultivating a Loving Heart
Reflection: Cultivating a Loving Heart (7:10 min.)

Reflection: Cultivating a Loving Heart – Love is an innate capacity, and when we intentionally cultivate it, love shifts...

Reflection: Transformimg Suffering
Reflection: Transforming Suffering & Awakening the Heart (12:45 min.)

[Excerpt from Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering a talk given on January 25,...

Brief Meditation: Entering the Wildness
Brief Meditation: Entering the Wilderness (6 min.)

We open to our full naturalness as we awaken the senses. This brief meditation guides us to open all...

Compass of Our Heart
Reflection: The Compass of Our Heart (9:07 min)

When we are remembering our deepest intention in any situation, our lives become aligned, and we can act with...

Reflection: Future Self
Reflection: Heart Wisdom of Your Future Self (9:20 min)

By connecting with your future self, this reflection guides you in accessing the deep wisdom and unconditional love of...

Meditation - Choosing Living Presence
Brief Guided Meditation – with no bell at end (9 min.)

Given in the early morning on the first day of retreat, this recording can settle you into a meditation...

Reflection: Deepening the Truths We Share
Reflection: Deepening the Truths We Share (8:32 min)

Our capacity for love grows as we practice deepening the truths we share with each other. This short reflection...

Part 1 - The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion
Meditation: Your Future Self – Accessing the Wisdom of Your Heart (7:17 min)

When we are cut off from our natural love and wisdom, there’s a way home. This meditation guides us...

Meditation: Invitatiion to Practice
Meditation: Invitation to Practice (no bell at end) (3 min)

Take 3 minutes to listen to a brief and beautiful Japanese flute passage from “A Touch of Grace” –...

Brief Meditation
Brief Meditation: Arriving in Mindful Presence – (5 min)

This brief meditation can support you in pausing and arriving again in the life that’s right here. photo: Susan...

Brief Meditation
Brief Meditation: Arriving in Mindful Presence (1 min)

This brief meditation can support you in pausing and arriving again in the life that’s right here. photo: Shell...

Reflection: Waking Up from Limiting Beliefs
Reflection: Waking Up from Limiting Beliefs (8 min.)

A guided reflection meditation that addresses limiting beliefs surrounding interpersonal conflict – from the ending of the “Real but...

Reflection: This Living Body- Our Portal to Freedom
Reflection: This Living Body – Our Portal to Freedom (12:30 min)

Reflection: This Living Body – Our Portal to Freedom Our habit is to leave home – the aliveness of...