Tara Talks

Tara Talks


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Tara Talks: When Fear is No Longer the Enemy (6:01 min.)

When we are identified with the body of fear, our survival strategies take over. It takes courage to step...

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Tara Talks: I Am Not the Fear Body (6:08 min.)

Unprocessed fear creates separation and keeps us from inhabiting the truth of our belonging. When we open to the...

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Tara Talks: [Guided Reflection] Coming Home with Attend and Befriend (6:34 min.)

When are caught in our conditioned escape strategies, we feel separated from what we most care about. In moments...

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Tara Talks: Healing the Fear Body, Healing the World (4:50 min.)

When we are contracted in the fear body, we cannot be touched by the world around us. We lose...

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Tara Talks: Remembering Our Shared Humanity (8:43 min.)

When we really attune to another, we can easily sense how we have the same longing to live fully...

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Tara Talks: Guided Reflection on Inhabiting This Body (12:50 min)

When we are not inhabiting our bodies, we are not experiencing our full aliveness. When pain arises, how much...

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TaraTalks: Meditation – RAIN: Working with Difficult Emotions (11:43 min.)

This guided practice applies mindfulness and self-compassion to challenging emotions. It is based on the acronym RAIN, and provides...

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Tara Talks: Shining a Light on the Habits That Block Joy (3:06 min.)

If we’re in the trance of unworthiness, we can’t embrace each other and our world in an open-hearted way....

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Tara Talks: Dedicating to Kindness (2:13 min.)

The Dalai Lama often says, “My religion is kindness.” In these few words, Tara reflects on the power of...

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Tara Talks – Guided Practice: When the Pain is Too Strong (5:47 min.)

When pain is intense, it is not always wise or compassionate to open to it directly. In this short...

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Tara Talks: Who We Are, Beyond the Changing Forms (6:02 min.)

Opening to impermanence reveals who we are beyond these changing forms. In this short video, you’ll find a moving...

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Tara Talks – Reflection: Installing a Beneficial Mind-State (6:53 min.)

What state of heart or mind do you wish you could experience more regularly? Is it peace? Gratitude? Love?...

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Tara Talks – Guided Reflection: From “If Only” Trance to Open-Hearted Presence (7:47 min.)

When we notice that we’re in the trance of “if-only” mind, we can choose to re-open and surrender to...

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Tara Talks – Reflection: The Practice of Savoring As a Gateway to Happiness (5:53 min.)

It is radical and transformative to pause and sense the goodness that is right here in this moment. When...

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Tara Talks: Impermanence of the Body (5:54 min. video)

Aging, sickness and dying are treated as something “bad” to be fought. Truly opening to the reality that every...

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Tara Talks: A Tide Pool within the River of Impermanence (2:59 min. video)

The more we wall off the flow of impermanence, the more we suffer. The most basic way to open...

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Tara Talks: True Resilience – Cheri Maples (9:52 min. video)

Tara shares intimately from the inspiring life of one of her dearest friends. Listen and watch the full talk:...

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Tara Talks – Opening to Reality Means Full Engagement (not Resignation) (2:31 min.)

Every time our heart gets really broken open by loss, there can be more attunement to what it means...

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Tara Talks: When an Attempt at Reconnection Goes Astray (6:13 min.)

Deep reconciliation requires radically opening – inwardly to ourselves, then outwardly to the other – and saying, “OK… What’s...

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Tara Talks: Not Enough Time (3:27 min.)

The more stressed we are, the more likely it is that we’ll mistake the needs of someone we care...