Talks: Audio & Video - Tara Brach

Talks: Audio & Video


archive for year 2012/


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Back to the Garden

The suffering of perceiving ourselves as separate selves expresses as fear, aggression, shame and a host of other afflictive...

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Listening With an Awake Heart

Listening to our inner life and each other is the grounds of healing, intimacy and love. This talk explores...

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Guided Meditation: Space of Awareness (from Spring 2012 IMCW retreat)

This meditation is adapted from a meditation called "Open Focus." Let whatever comes spontaneously to your awareness to be...

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(from Retreat) Introduction to the Heart Practices (39:55 min.)

These instructions on the heart practices were given at the IMCW 2012 Spring Retreat. A guided lovingkindness or "metta"...

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Part 2 – Freedom: Taking the Backward Step

This talk investigates the core conditioning that creates and sustains trance. We then explore two gateways to realizing and...

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Part 1 – Freedom: Seeing Who Is Looking Through the Mask

We suffer when we are identified with our egoic conditioning and unable to recognize the spirit - the love...

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Cultivating Equanimity (Duck Meditation)

Equanimity, the mindful presence that neither grasps nor resists experience, is the grounds for unconditional love and wise action....

Committing to Joy

What makes joy rare? How do we awaken this beautiful capacity to embrace life? In this talk we explore...

Cultivating Compassion

We each have the potential to live with a compassionate, open heart. In this talk we explore the conditioning...

Intimacy with Life – Awakening Love

The Buddha taught about four Divine Abodes--dwelling places of the awakened heart mind: lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In...

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Training for Intimacy with Life

"Enlightenment is intimacy with all things" teaches Zen Master Dogen. While we long for this intimacy, we are conditioned...

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Part 2 – The Lion’s Roar

The Buddha taught that faith--trust in our true nature--is intrinsic to the spiritual path and the expression of wisdom....

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Part 1 – The Lion’s Roar

The Buddha taught that faith--trust in our true nature--is intrinsic to the spiritual path and the expression of wisdom....

Meditatiioin: Choosing Living Presence
(Retreat Talk) Be Who You Are

By bringing a surrendering presence to mental, emotional and physical domains, we undo the trance of separation and discover...

Guided Meditation (with instructions) – “Lovingkindness (Metta)”

Tara leads a guided Metta meditation with instructions.

Meditation:Opening to Full Aliveness
The World in Our Heart

Some contemporary evolutionary theories track our development from survival of the fittest to group selection whereby we have the...

Open Heart, Open Mind
Open Heart, Open Mind with Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche (in conversation with Tara Brach) - In talking about his new book, Tibetan teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche describes...

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A Mindful Nation with US Congressman Tim Ryan

One of the great sources of hope is the "quiet revolution" of mindfulness that is appearing in schools, hospitals,...

Beyond the Prison of Beliefs
Beyond the Prison of Beliefs

Most of us have core fear beliefs that obscure our true nature and bind us in repeating patterns of...

Blog: Attend and Befriend
Attend and Befriend: Healing the Fear Body

Our fear management strategies--versions of fight/flight-- contract our body and mind, and separate us from others. As we learn...