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2016-01-13-River-tara
Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice

A key spiritual inquiry is, “In this moment, what most serves awakening?” Rather than a particular style of meditation...

2014-02-05-sunrise-Shell
Three Blessings on the Journey (Part 2)

Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the role of forgiveness, inner fire...

2016-01-22-snow-ShellFischer
Three Blessings on the Journey (Part 1)

Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the role of forgiveness, inner fire...

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Widening the Circles of Compassion (retreat talk)

The archetypal figure of the Bodhisattva (“awakening being”) reflects our potential to realize our connectedness with all beings, and...

2016-01-06 21.00.33
Gateways of Remembrance: The Three Refuges

This talk explores the traditional refuges of awareness (buddha nature), truth (dharma) and love (sangha) that are at the...

2015-12-31-Tara at Pearlstone
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...

2015-11-07 14.35.59
The Power of Mindful Investigation

We each have a deep interest in reality–in understanding what is true and who we are. In Buddhist teachings,...

2015-12-23 21.01.26
Secret Beauty – Solstice Talk

This solstice talk explores two pathways to realizing the Secret Beauty that is our essence.  One is through the...

Tara Brach at River Road UU Congregation
The RAIN of Self-Compassion

This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces a guided meditation based on a...

2015-10-19 00.18.22
Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can possess us. This talk explores...

2014-10-14-MoonRise-Shell
Loving Life, Loving Earth

With prayers for Paris: What will it take to have us collectively awaken to the suffering of our earth...

2015-11-10 17.12.05
Feeling Gratitude, Giving Love

Thanksgiving 2015 – Like breathing in and breathing out, gratitude and generosity allow us to live fully. This talks...

2014-11-17 08.47.55
Part 2: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom

While we have strong conditioning to react to aggression with more aggression, we have the capacity to pause, and...

2014-11-19-Tree-Energies-CA
Part 1: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom

Anger is naturally triggered when we feel an obstacle to meeting our needs. How do we honor the intelligence...

2015-11-04-fall-Shell
Compass of Our Heart

All of our actions, our entire life experience, arises from the energy of intention.  While it’s natural that our...

2015-10-28 08.30.00
Relating Wisely with Imperfection

Our survival brain reacts to perceived imperfection with aversion and anxiety, and if we are habituated to this reaction,...

2015-10-24-trail-Janet
Awakening Beyond Self

Suffering is our call to deepen attention and discover the truth of who we are beyond the identity of...

2014-10-26 10.55.43
Freeing Ourselves by Loving Ourselves (retreat talk)

In this human realm, healing and spiritual realization are rooted in awakening a love for the life that is...

2012-10-25 07.12.23
Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life

How can we trust in basic goodness when we encounter so much greed and violence within and around us?...

20145-01-02-moon-ShellFischer
The Sacred Pause

When we are lost in the trance of doing, our lives are on automatic, and contracted by sense that...