Tara Talks

Tara Talks


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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 – 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: 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: 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 – Reflection: The Practice of Serving as a Gateway to Happiness

Taste what it’s like, in the body and in the heart, to feel a sense of your own being...

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Tara Talks – Opening to Reality Means Full Engagement (not Resignation)

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...

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Tara Talks: We Have To Listen (2:48 min.)

Longfellow’s insight that “if we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s...

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Tara Talks: A Forgiving Heart (2:42 min. video)

What is the real process of forgiving when we’ve been hurt? This short talk focuses on the key element...

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Tara Talks: The “If Only” Mind (3:01 min. video)

Without desire, this world would not exist. Yet if we become possessed by our need to have life a...

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Tara Talks: The Warmth of Compassion (3:44 min. video)

We cultivate compassion by letting ourselves be touched by the suffering within and around us. As this short presentation...

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Tara Talks: Keeping Busy (5:04 min. video)

We are sometimes described as “human doings” versus “human beings.” In this short presentation we look at how our...

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Tara Talks: Catching Fear Thoughts (3:49 min. video)

Unless we recognize it, fear thinking can take over our lives. This brief talk points to the power of...

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Tara Talks: This Moment Counts (3:01 min. video)

Much of our life we have the sense that we are on our way to something else. In this...