Talks: Audio & Video - Tara Brach

Talks: Audio & Video


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The Three Refuges

This talk reflects on the three gateways to liberating presence-- Buddha nature (our awakened heartmind); Dharma (the living moment,...

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The True Revolution

In Buddhism, lovingkindness is considered a divine abode, our true home. This talk explores how we can recognize the...

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The Path of Transformation

This talk investigates three core themes on the path of spiritual awakening: forgiveness, inner fire or aspiration, and the...

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Gratitude and Generosity

When we feel grateful, there is a sense of homecoming. We are connected with what we cherish, and in...

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Lovingkindness: Living with a Wise Heart

The Buddha taught that our fear is great, but greater yet is the truth of our connectedness. These two...

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Stress, Presence and Freedom

We are designed to respond to stress with flight/fight/freeze and this can proliferate and then harden into our ongoing...

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The Three Refuges – 2

In Buddhism there are three, interdependent gateways to freedom. Called refuges, they are the expressions of truth that carry...

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The Three Refuges – 1

In Buddhism there are three, interdependent gateways to freedom. Called refuges, they are the expressions of truth that carry...

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The Path of Peace

The Gift of Silence
The Gift of Silence

Through all spiritual traditions, there is a valuing of silence and stillness. When the mind has quieted, it becomes...

The Joy of Conscious Relationships
The Joy of Conscious Relationships

We live in a relational field, and as we develop the capacity for presence with others, we discover the...

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Pathways to Happiness

The Dalai Lama often begins his talks "Everyone wants to be Happy... Nobody wants to suffer." It's true, and...

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Wise Effort – Cultivating and Engaged Presence

A wholehearted commitment to awakening is intrinsic to the spiritual path. Yet often this becomes a striving kind of...

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Touching Enlightenment with the Body

Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt parts of our experience- our unlived life. This rejected energy is stored...

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The Soul of the Whole

Our incessant inner dialog contracts us into the sense of a small limited self. The practices of presence -...

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Deprogramming the Story of Self

Our life experience is shaped by the stories we tell ourselves and the underlying belief that "something is wrong...

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The Art of Loving

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Genuine Devotion

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Realizing Our Basic Goodness – 2

Our greatest suffering is not realizing who we are. Identified with a sense of separate and deficient self, we...