Talks and Meditations from Retreats

Retreat


Blue Buddha
Bodhisattva Path – Widening Circles of Compassion

(no video available) (retreat talk) A bodhisattva (awakened being) is committed to relieving suffering and living life from an all...

Awakening from Virtual Reality (Retreat Talk)

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

Blue Buddha
Loving Ourselves (from Spring 2013 IMCW Reteat)

The greatest truths we forget, and one of them is that if we don't love the life that is...

Blue Buddha
Self Compassion (Retreat Talk)

We can only find love and peace in this life if we are able to hold our inner life...

Blue Buddha
Minting Gold – Embodying the Awakened Heart (Retreat Talk)

Our core conditioning expresses as both a longing for love and the pain of not trusting we are loveable....

Blue Buddha
The God Whom I Love is Inside

Our suffering arises from unlived life--the fears and loneliness and hurt that we have been unable to digest and...

Blue Buddha
Our True Nature – Emptiness Dancing (Retreat Talk)

The most profound question in spiritual life is "who (or what) am I?" This talk explores ways of inquiring...

Loving
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...

Blue Buddha
Guided Meditation: Space of Awareness (from Spring 2012 IMCW retreat)

This meditation is adapted from a meditation called "Open Focus." Let whatever comes spontaneously to your awareness to be...

Meditation
Guided Meditation: Space of Awareness (from Spring 2012 IMCW retreat) (28:52 min.)

This meditation is adapted from a meditation called “Open Focus.” Let whatever comes spontaneously to your awareness to be...

Blue Buddha
(from Retreat) Introduction to the Heart Practices (39:55 min.)

These instructions on the heart practices were given at the IMCW 2012 Spring Retreat. A guided lovingkindness or "metta"...

Meditation
Introduction to the Heart Practices (35:55 min)

Instructions on the heart practices from the IMCW 2012 Spring Retreat – a guided lovingkindness or “metta” meditation to...

Meditatiioin: Choosing Living Presence
(Retreat Talk) Be Who You Are

By bringing a surrendering presence to mental, emotional and physical domains, we undo the trance of separation and discover...

Meditation
Guided Meditation: Space of Awareness (from Spring 2012 IMCW retreat) (28:52 min.)

This meditation is adapted from a meditation called "Open Focus." Let whatever comes spontaneously to your awareness to be...

Guided Meditation (with instructions) – “Lovingkindness (Metta)”

Tara leads a guided Metta meditation with instructions.

Guided Meditation (without instructions) – “Lovingkindness (Metta)”

A guided Lovingkindness (Metta) meditation from Tara.

Blue Buddha
Opening the Lotus of Your Heart

Our reaction to life's stress is to contract, and we live many moments with a tight body, clenched heart...

Meditation
Guided Meditation – “Awakening Compassion – Tonglen” (37:10 min.)

Our deepest wisdom and purest actions arise out of open-hearted presence. This meditation, “Awakening Compassion,” is drawn from the...

Blue Buddha
The Blessings of Embodied Presence (retreat talk)

All that we cherish - love, creativity, wisdom and aliveness - becomes available when we come home to an...

Blue Buddha
Guided Heart Meditation – Forgiveness Practice (30:50 min)

(from the Fall IMCW Retreat at Reisterstown, MD)