Talks: Reflections on the Path

The Sacred Art of Listening

The Sacred Art of Listening

Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships. This talk explores how our wants and fears block listening, ways we can deepen our capacity for listening, and the healing that unfolds when we truly feel...

read more
The Heart Crosses the Abyss – Three Inner Trainings

The Heart Crosses the Abyss – Three Inner Trainings

In the moments when we either resist or get possessed by our strong emotions, we are in a trance, and cut off from openhearted awareness. This talk explores the truth that “it’s not what’s happening, it’s how we’re relating.” We look at three key trainings that help us relate...

read more
Shame, Healing and Transformation

Shame, Healing and Transformation

Being at war with ourselves blocks us from evolving our consciousness and living from our hearts. This talk distinguishes between toxic and healthy shame, as well as shame about our individual self and our group identity. We explore how, with self-compassion and courageous...

read more
Spiritual Hope

Spiritual Hope

Spiritual hope opens us to possibility and energizes us to manifest our potential for love and wisdom. In contrast to attachment or egoic hope, which is the grasping for what will benefit a separate self, spiritual hope arises from trust in the openhearted awareness...

read more
Sustaining Our Caring

Sustaining Our Caring

All transformation arises out of love; it is the energy of caring about life that moves us toward inner, relational and societal healing. With a primary focus on our radically re-enlivened movement for racial justice and equity, this talk looks at ways of remembering what...

read more
Anger and Transformation

Anger and Transformation

The purpose of anger is to let us know there’s an obstacle to our wellbeing, and to energize us to act. While natural and necessary for survival and thriving, this powerful energy often possesses us and leads to suffering. This talk explores how we can use the RAIN meditation...

read more
A Courageous Presence with Racism

A Courageous Presence with Racism

Anti-Black racism is the core wound of American culture, and we each have a role to play in fighting racism, a medicine to bring to these times. This talk explores how we can offer an honest and courageous presence to key domains of this suffering. We then look at affirming...

read more
Remembering Goodness: Three Gestures of Love

Remembering Goodness: Three Gestures of Love

This talk explores the power of forgiveness, love and gratitude in re-connecting to our light and awareness, and being able to see the sacredness that shines through everyone. Within times of crisis practicing these gestures of love can truly feel like a pathway home. The talk...

read more
Embracing Uncertainty: Sheltering in Love – Part 9

Embracing Uncertainty: Sheltering in Love – Part 9

How we tolerate uncertainty - during current times and throughout our lives - has a powerful effect on our capacity for presence, aliveness and love. This talk explores the conditioned ways of reacting to insecurity that contract us, and pathways of letting go of resistance,...

read more
Sheltering In Love – Part 4

Sheltering In Love – Part 4

During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path – practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this...

read more
Sheltering In Love – Part 3

Sheltering In Love – Part 3

During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path – practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this...

read more
Sheltering In Love – Part 2

Sheltering In Love – Part 2

During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path – practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this...

read more
Sheltering In Love – Part 1

Sheltering In Love – Part 1

During this time of pandemic, we need, more than ever, to feel our connectedness—true belonging with our own being, each other and all life. These talks explore the bodhisattva path - practices of an awakening being dedicated to living from love. The invitation is to let this...

read more
Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart

Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart

While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and deepen our...

read more
Desire and Addiction (Part 2): Voices of Longing Calling You Home

Desire and Addiction (Part 2): Voices of Longing Calling You Home

Dear Friend - As part of the collective response to the CoronaVirus—taking care of each other—Tara has cancelled her live class and recorded this from her home. Desire is intrinsic to all living forms - the urge to exist and flourish. It turns to suffering when, due to unmet...

read more

Donations

Please consider a donation of any size—your generosity allows us to offer these talks and meditations freely.