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Realizing Our Undefended Heart
Realizing Our Undefended and Awakened Heart (retreat talk)

Realizing Our Undefended and Awakened Heart (retreat talk) – It is our evolutionary and spiritual potential to release unnecessary...

Attachments and Addictions
Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachments and Addictions

The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachments and Addictions In Buddhist cosmology the torment of intense desire that...

Trusting Our Hearts - Trust in Our Basic Goodness
Trusting Our Hearts – Trust in Our Basic Goodness

Trusting Our Hearts  – Trust in Our Basic Goodness (2016-04-06) – Trust in our basic goodness directly effects our...

Letting Go
Letting Go – The Freedom of Awake Awareness

Letting Go – The Freedom of Awake Awareness – We know we need to let go of harmful habits...

Your Future Self
Your Future Self: Turning Towards Your Awakened HeartMind

Your Future Self: Turning Towards Your Awakened HeartMind – Our lives are shaped by our evolutionary past – the...

How Hope Can Heal and Free Us - Part 2
How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 2

How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 2 The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the...

How Hope Can Heal and Free Us - Part 1
How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 1

How Hope can Heal and Free Us – Part I The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the...

Wise Investigation
Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance

Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance If we are suffering, it is because we are believing something that is not...

Loving the Life Witin Us
Loving the Life Within Us (Retreat Talk)

Loving the Life Within Us (Retreat Talk) – If we don’t love the life we consider “self,” we will...

That Bird Got My Wings
That Bird Got My Wings – Mindfulness & Heartfulness

This talk looks at how we are imprisoned by a limited sense of who we are. It describes how...

Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence - Night Travelers
Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence – Night Travelers (retreat talk)

Shifting our relationship with fear is central to the evolution of consciousness. Our suffering arises when our thoughts, feelings...

Stress and Everyday Nirvana - Part 2
Stress and Everyday Nirvana – Part 2

Our habitual view of stress is that it is a bad thing, an obstacle to healthy living and spiritual...

Stress and Everyday Nirvana
Stress and Everyday Nirvana – Part 1

Our habitual view of stress is that it is a bad thing, an obstacle to healthy living and spiritual...

Reconnecting with Our Lives
Reconnecting with Our Lives – Healing from Dissociation

Dissociation is the universal mechanism for pulling away from the pain of “too much.” While it’s necessary and natural...

Remembering What Matters
Remembering What Matters: Aspiration and Intention

Remembering What Matters – Aspiration and Intention (from 2013-01-30) ~ Our conscious aspiration toward awakening is what energizes the...

Three Gestures of Love
Three Gestures of Love

Three Gestures of Love – If we inquire “what is between me and presence” we usually find we’ve been...

Real but Not True
Real but Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs

Thoughts and beliefs are navigational maps that are not inherently true. Rather, some serve us and others cause feelings...

Happy for No Reason: A Dog and Her Fish
Happy for No Reason – Part 2

These two talks explore the two different kinds of happiness, the blocks to happiness, and the ways that mindful...

Happy for No Reason - Happiness
Happy for No Reason – Part 1

These two talks explore the two different kinds of happiness, the blocks to happiness, and the ways that mindful...

Morning Question and Response from retreat
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,...