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Radical Compassion
Part 1 – Radical Compassion – Loving Ourselves and Our World into Healing

Drawn from Tara’s new book, Radical Compassion (2020), these three talks explore how the RAIN practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) awakens the...

Gratitude: Entering Sacred Relationship
Gratitude: Entering Sacred Relationship

Gratitude arises when we are in sacred relationship with life—present, open and receptive. This talk explores how central gratitude...

Listening to the Song - Part 2
Listening to the Song – Part 2 – “Removing the Fluff”

Listening is our gateway to intimacy with our inner life, each other, our earth and spirit. These two talks...

Listening to the Song - Part 1
Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening is our gateway to intimacy with our inner life, each other, our earth and spirit. These two talks...

Judgment, Acceptance and Freedom
Judgment, Acceptance and Freedom (Retreat Talk)

The boundary to what we accept is the boundary to our freedom. This talk explores the often unconscious ways...

Anger: Responding, Not Reacting
Anger: Responding, Not Reacting

Anger is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are hooked by anger, it causes...

Belonging to Each Other – Part 3 of 3
Belonging to Each Other – Part 3 of 3

Mother Teresa writes that if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to...

Belonging to Each Other - Part 2 of 3
Belonging to Each Other – Part 2 of 3

Mother Teresa writes that if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to...

Belonging to Each Other - Part 1
Belonging to Each Other – Part 1 of 3

Mother Teresa writes that if we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to...

Spiritual Hope: Trusting Your Awakening Heart
Spiritual Hope: Trusting Your Awakening Heart

Our beliefs and understandings about reality directly impact our moment to moment experience of living. If we believe we...

Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance
Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance

If we are suffering, it is because we are believing something that is not true and caught in emotional...

True Happiness: Realizing Well-Being
True Happiness: Realizing Well-Being

Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and...

The Gift of Silence: Quieting the Mind
The Gift of Silence: Quieting the Mind

Through all spiritual traditions, there is a valuing of silence and stillness. When the mind has quieted, it becomes...

Befriending Irene
Befriending Irene

While Tara is away, this talk is from 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit us with fury. Dorian is now...

Earth's Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof
Earth’s Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof

This talk was given in 2015, yet it is as timely as ever. It views the ecological dis-ease of...

Good Othering - Helping Each Other Trust the Gold
“Good Othering” – Helping Each Other Trust the Gold

One of the great gifts we can offer is being a mirror of goodness, reminding one another that we...

Part 2 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"
Part 2 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”

These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much...

Part 1 - The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of "Bad Other"
Part 1 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”

These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much...

Longing to Belong
Longing to Belong: Bringing Presence through the Three Refuges

Spiritual practice reveals our belonging through bringing presence to three gateways: the aliveness of the present moment, loving relatedness,...

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2 
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the...