Talks: Audio & Video - Tara Brach

Talks: Audio & Video


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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....

Relaxed Attentiveness
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...

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The Three Characteristics: Part 1 – Unsatisfactoriness

The Buddha described three basic and interrelated insights into nature of reality that are revealed through a clear and...

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Equanimity in the Face of Conflict

This talk, given on the eve of a presidential debate, explores how we can awaken from the conditioning that...

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Inviting Mara to Tea

One of the great archetypal themes in the Buddha's life is facing Mara, the shadow side of greed, hatred...

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Soul Retrieval

When we become stressed and reactive, we lose contact with our natural spontaneity, wisdom and openheartedness. This talk investigates...

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A Committed Presence

Our conditioning is to feel separate, creating an "other" out there, and often being at war with ourselves. By...

Turn Towards What You Love
Turning Towards What you Love

There is a saying: The road to hell is paved with bad intentions. From the Buddha we learn the...

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Listening To Our Life

Listening in a full and open way allows us to come home to our natural state--awake, vast awareness. In...

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Behind the Mask

We each develop and become identified with masks that express a false or narrowed sense of self. Whether it's...

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Let Everything Happen to You

The ways we try to control our life imprisons us in a contracted, fearful sense of self. Yet when...

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Three Attitudes that Awaken and Free Our Spirit

Our predicament is intuiting our true nature--love, awareness--and yet regularly contracting into the self-identity conditioned by wants and fears....

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Conscious Activity

Based on one of the great legends from the court of King Arthur, this talk examines the freedom that...

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The Blessings of Soul Recognition

One understanding of suffering is that as individuals and a culture we are uprooted, that we have disconnected from...

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Planting Yourself in the Universe

One understanding of suffering is that as individuals and a culture we are uprooted, that we have disconnected from...

Question and Response
Question & Response with Tara: Working with Difficult Weather

In this talk Tara responds to questions from participants on how to bring a healing attention to anger, sleepiness,...