Talks and Meditations from Retreats

Retreat


Instruction and Question-Response
Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (9:44 min)

Topics include individualizing your meditation practice, working with the “tangles,” forgiveness practice, and using the “N-Nurturing” of RAIN. Given...

Meditation: Know that You're Here
Meditation: Know That You’re Here, Right Here (10:00 min) (no closing bells)

Given the first morning of the 2017 IMCW Spring Retreat, this meditation guides you through a body scan, opens...

Guided Heart Meditation - Loving-kindness - Presence
Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Presence (from retreat) (34 min)

This meditation introduces the loving-kindness (metta) heart practice. After brief instruction, it begins with scanning the body, filling it...

Love, and Death
Love, and Death (Retreat Talk)

To live our lives fully, we need to embrace the natural unfolding of birthing and dying. Yet we are...

Meditation: Embodying Presence
Retreat Meditation: A Liberating Awareness – Embodying Full Presence (30 min)

This vipassana meditation establishes fertile grounds for presence by gladdening the mind, a mindful body scan, collecting the attention...

Trusting the Gold
Trusting the Gold (retreat talk)

When we are unaware of the emotions and beliefs that shape our experience, we are in a trance characterized...

Wings of Awakening
The Wings of Awakening – Self-Honesty & Love (retreat talk)

We evolve our consciousness by bringing a clear and kind attention to the tangles of suffering. This talk explores...

Meditation - Choosing Living Presence
Brief Guided Meditation – with no bell at end (9 min.)

Given in the early morning on the first day of retreat, this recording can settle you into a meditation...

Realizing Our Undefended Heart
Realizing Our Undefended and Awakened Heart (retreat talk)

It is our evolutionary and spiritual potential to release unnecessary habits of violating other tribes, individuals and unwanted parts...

Meditation Instructions with RAIN from Retreat
Meditation Instructions – RAIN and Question-Response (14:23 min)

Tara gives morning instruction on retreat including RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nourish), then responds to questions from retreatants. Includes...

Deepening Practice
On Deepening Our Meditation and a Guided Meditation from Retreat (24:48 min)

Meditation Instructions and a Guided Meditation from Retreat (2016-08-27) – Tara gives morning instructions about ways to deepen our...

Meditation: Guided Heart Forgiveness
Meditation: Guided Heart Forgiveness (28:50 min)

Tara gives brief instructions on the forgiveness practice, then guides us through a process of forgiveness of ourselves and...

Loving the Life Witin Us
Loving the Life Within Us (Retreat Talk)

If we don’t love the life we consider “self,” we will not realize or live from the loving awareness...

Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence - Night Travelers
Fear as a Pathway to Loving Presence – Night Travelers (retreat talk)

Shifting our relationship with fear is central to the evolution of consciousness. Our suffering arises when our thoughts, feelings...

Meditation: Mystery of Aliveness
Meditation: The Mystery of Aliveness (from retreat) (27:40)

This meditation from the morning of spring retreat begins with a body scan, then widens to include sounds, senses...

Morning Question and Response from retreat
Morning Question and Response on Retreat (16:46 min)

Morning Question and Response from Retreat – Tara responds to questions on deepening our meditation practice, working with desire,...

Conscious Prayer
Conscious Prayer – Finding Refuge in Loving Awareness

Prayer is a communing with our enlarged being. This talk examines less conscious forms of prayer, and how we...

Meditation: Forgiveness
Question and Response from Retreat (12:10 min)

Question and Response from Retreat ~ After morning meditation, Tara responds to questions on deepening our meditation practice, working...

Widening the Circles of Compassion (retreat talk)

The archetypal figure of the Bodhisattva (“awakening being”) reflects our potential to realize our connectedness with all beings, and...

Meditation Instructions with Question/Response (14 min)(retreat)

“…discover what’s happening here, beyond the veil of thinking.” Tara gives additional instructions and responds to questions after the...