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The Sacred Pause

When we are lost in the trance of doing, our lives are on automatic, and contracted by sense that...

Genuine Acceptance

Our capacity to accept this life is key to our freedom, yet there are many misconceptions about acceptance: People...

Releasing Limiting Beliefs

If we investigate patterns of emotional suffering or “stuckness,” we’ll discover that under our pain is a fear based...

Heart Meditation: Letting Go of Judgment
Letting Go of Judgment

(from 2015 IMCW Labor Day retreat) The scales of judgment confine us in a limited sense of self, they...

Learning to Respond Not React

When stressed, we often react with looping fear-thoughts, feelings and behaviors that cause harm to ourselves and/or others. This...

Awakening from Trance – Embracing Unlived Life

When physical or emotional pain is too much, our conditioning is to pull away and avoid direct contact with...

Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential – fear of failure (FOF), and...

Meditatioin: Opening to the Sea of Presence
Radical Acceptance Revisited

One of the truths we most regularly forget is that if we are at war with ourselves, we can’t...

The Sacred Art of Listening

Deep listening – the kind of listening that brings intimacy and understanding – takes intentional practice. This talk looks...

Working with Attachments and Addictions
The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachments and Addictions

The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachments and Addictions In Buddhist cosmology the torment of intense desire that...

That Bird Got My Wings
That Bird Got My Wings

This talk looks at how we are imprisoned by a limited sense of who we are, and how the...

The Dance with Pain

“Pain is inevitable and suffering is optional.” In this talk Tara explores the difference between pain and suffering and...

Part 2: Devotional Practices

The sacred feminine expresses the realization of our belonging, our innate interdependence with all of life. These two classes...

“Coming Back” – Meditation Instructions with Q and A

A special recording from the first morning of the 2015 IMCW Women’s Retreat that offers further guidance and addresses...

Unfolding of the Sacred Feminine (retreat talk)

The sacred feminine expresses the qualities of heart that emerge as we open beyond identifying with the egoic, separate...

Part 1: Devotional Practices

The sacred feminine expresses the realization of our belonging, our innate interdependence with all of life. These two classes...

Beloved Community

Martin Luther King’s term, “Beloved Community,” points to our potential for living together with love, justice and respect. This...

Part 2: Beyond the Fear Body

A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering...

Part 1: Beyond the Fear Body

A central part of spiritual awakening is recognizing and befriending fear, and in the tender intensity of fear, discovering...

The Two Wings of Awareness

The two wings of understanding and love awaken as we learn to recognize what is here in the present...