Talks: Audio & Video - Tara Brach

Talks: Audio & Video


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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...

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Part 1 – Wise Practice

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

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Don’t Know Mind

Thoughts, and more broadly, conceptual knowledge, cannot lead to the direct realization of truth, of reality. While thoughts are...

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The Attitude that Perpetuates Suffering

Our conditioning is to conclude that "something is wrong" when we encounter difficulty. This way of relating to experience...

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Celebrating Vesak: Oh Nobly Born

Vesak is the Buddhist holiday that celebrates the Buddha's birth, enlightment and death. What links these events is the...

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Three Gifts That Serve Freedom

There are three spiritual capacities that are essential for our freedom. The first, forgiveness, is the releasing of stories...

Question and Response
Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield: An Evening of Questions and Responses

An evening of questions and responses with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield

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Freedom from Trance

(This talk given at the IMCW Spring Retreat at Sevenoaks, VA.) We live in the story of being a separate...

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Wise Investigation

This talk focuses on the use of inquiry and investigation in energizing a lucid, mindful presence. The interest and...

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Intention and Spiritual Freedom – Part 2

While we can't change the past, it is our intention in this present moment that determines the unfolding of...

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Intention and Spiritual Freedom – Part 1

While we can't change the past, it is our intention in this present moment that determines the unfolding of...

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Downwind from Flowers

This talk reflects on ways that we can attend to nature--our inner body, the natural world and our relatedness...

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Awakening Through Conflict

The wisdom of the Buddha can guide us not only in discovering inner freedom, but in healing that which...

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Part 2 – The Body as a Gateway to Full Presence

We have strong conditioning to take false refuge in our mind, and disconnect from our senses. These two talks...