Talks and Meditations from Retreats

Retreat


Freeing Ourselves by Loving Ourselves (retreat talk)

In this human realm, healing and spiritual realization are rooted in awakening a love for the life that is...

Morning Instruction and Meditation (from retreat) (30:01 min.)

Morning instruction followed by a guided meditation from the 2015 IMCW fall retreat.

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...

“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...

Namaste – Seeing the Sacred that Lives through all Beings

The trance of separation is part of our evolutionary heritage, but not the end of the story. This talk...

Working with Trauma – Q and A from Retreat (13:14 min.)

A short segment that includes a message on working with trauma as part of a morning question-response session at...

Loving Yourself into Freedom (Retreat Talk)
Loving Yourself into Freedom (Retreat Talk)

The most basic truths we forget, and one is this: if we don't love ourselves, we can't love life....

Forgiveness - Guided Heart Practice
Retreat Meditation: Forgiving Ourselves and Others (32:56 min)

Instruction and guided heart forgiveness practice from the 2014 IMCW New Year’s Retreat.

Retreat Meditation: Forgiving Ourselves and Others

Instruction and guided heart forgiveness practice from the 2014 IMCW New Year's Retreat.

Landlocked in Fur – Three Domains of Formless Presence
Landlocked in Fur – Three Domains of Formless Presence (Retreat Talk)

2014-12-30 - Retreat Talk - Landlocked in Fur - Three Domains of Formless Presence - While we have evolved...

Walking Meditation
Walking Meditation – Instructions (Audio and PDF) (6:19 min)

Meditation is a practice of presence that you can bring alive in all settings and activities. The formal training...

Meditation: Awakening the Heart
Removing the Barriers to Love (retreat talk)

(Retreat Talk) In our daily trance of feeling separate, we spend many moments wanting others to be different so...

Brief Meditation: Arriving in Mindful Presence (5 min)
Sacred Fertilizer: The Portal of Fear (Retreat Talk)

Tara was away teaching the IMCW fall retreat - below is the Sunday night retreat talk. Enjoy! Bringing presence to...

Embodying Loving Presence (Retreat Talk)

This talk looks at the evolutionary fear-patterning that creates separation in our relationships, and at the practices that open...

Tara Talks: Rare and Precious JoyJoy
Am I Dreaming? (Retreat Talk)

As we cultivate mindfulness we become increasingly aware of how we move through huge swaths of our life in...

Blue Buddha
Awakening from Virtual Reality (Retreat Talk)

This talk examines how we get stuck in identifying as a separate, deficient self, and the way that a...

Blue Buddha
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...

Guided Forgiveness Practice (from fall 2013 IMCW retreat)

Instructions, then a guided forgiveness meditation.

Blue Buddha
The Heartspace That is Our True Home (Retreat Talk)

By dedicating ourselves to loving the life that is right here--ourselves--we discover the heartspace that holds this world. This...