Talks: Audio & Video - Tara Brach

Talks: Audio & Video


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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...

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Part 1 – 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...

Without Anxiety About Imperfection

The nature of being human is that we get caught in anger and judgment, hurt and fear. This talk...

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Divine Abodes – Equanimity

Lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equinimity, are natural expressions of our awakened heart. In this series of four talks, we...

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Divine Abodes – Joy

Lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equinimity, are natural expressions of our awakened heart. In this series of four talks, we...

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Divine Abodes – Compassion

Lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equinimity, are natural expressions of our awakened heart. In this series of four talks, we...

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Divine Abodes – Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equinimity, are natural expressions of our awakened heart. In this series of four talks, we...

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Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part II

One understanding of the spiritual path is relating wisely to fear. Our conditioned reaction is to feel aversion to...

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Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part I

One understanding of the spiritual path is relating wisely to fear. Our conditioned reaction is to feel aversion to...

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The Undefended Heart – Healing Our World

Our dedication to not pushing anyone--or any part of ourselves--out of our hearts, serves the healing of our world....

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Relaxed Attentiveness

While the heart of meditation is resting in open awareness, our conditioning to be distracted and reactive can keep...

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Thanksgiving – Living the Life Fully: Gratitude & Generosity

While generosity and gratitude are natural capacities, our conditioning to want life different can often keep us from living...

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The Three Characteristics: Part 3 – No Self

At the center of the Buddhist teachings is the understanding that the passing phenomena of this world--sounds, sensations, thoughts,...

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The Three Characteristics: Part 2 – Impermanence

The Buddha taught that when our understanding of impermanence is direct and non-conceptual, it is liberating. By directly opening...