Talks: Audio & Video - Tara Brach

Talks: Audio & Video


archive for year 2009


Longing to Belong
Longing to Belong

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

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Gratitude and Generosity

While we value gratitude and generosity, our daily life can often have an undercurrent of complaint and an anxious...

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Refuge in Loving Presence

There are times when there is so much fear and reactivity, that the first step in moving toward freedom...

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Intimacy with Life

Zen mast Dogen taught that "...to study the Buddhist way is to be Intimate with all Things." This talk...

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Choosing Presence

Spiritual awakening is energized by conscious intention. This talk explores how we get waylaid by habitual wants and fears,...

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Behind the Mask

The development of a mask or persona based on our activities and roles is a natural way the ego...

Question and Response
Question and Response – Applying Buddhist Practices

Tara responds to questions from the audience on applying Buddhist practices to our lives.

Skeleton Woman: Embracing
Skeleton Woman

If we can embrace the whole of our nature with unconditional presence - including the inevitability of change and...

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Two Wings of a Liberating Attention

The attention that serves spiritual awakening is based on the capacity to recognize clearly what is happening in the...

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Wise Effort and Spiritual Freedom

In the Buddhist tradition, wise effort, or the purposeful dedication of our energy, is an essential part of the...

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Embracing the Unlived Life

This talk explores how we cut off from the energetic parts of our inner experience and the healing and...

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From Story to Presence

A fundamental skill cultivated through meditation is awakening from our stories and arriving back in the aliveness of the...

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The Grounds of Living Compassion

A critical question on the spiritual path is how we can bring the loving presence awakened by meditation into...

Genuine Acceptance
Genuine Acceptance

Our capacity to accept this life is key to our freedom, yet there are many misconceptions about acceptance: People...

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Enchantment and Freedom

When caught in suffering we are perceiving reality through a distorted lens. We are unable to see what we...

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Happiness

The Buddha taught of two dimensions of happiness--that which is based on particular circumstances, and that which arises from...

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Let Everything Happen to You

The now common adage "what you resist, persists" is a deep and important truth. This talk explores the often...

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Part 4 – Wise Practice – Taking Refuge in Awareness

This four week series reviews many key components of Buddhist meditation practice. Beginning with intention and attitude, we cover...

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Part 3 – Wise Practice – The Heart of Buddhism

This four week series reviews many key components of Buddhist meditation practice. Beginning with intention and attitude, we cover...

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Part 2 – Wise Practice

This four week series reviews many key components of Buddhist meditation practice. Beginning with intention and attitude, we cover...