Talks and Meditations with Videos


Realizing Your Deepest Intention
Realizing Your Deepest Intention
The Buddha taught that this whole life – including our thoughts, feelings and actions...
Finding True Refuge: Pathways of Remembering
Finding True Refuge: Pathways of Remembering
This talk explores the three archetypal refuges of awareness (Buddha-nature), truth (Dharma) and love...
Three Core Capacities in Loving Fully
Three Core Capacities in Loving Fully
This talk looks at three ways of awakening our hearts—seeing goodness, feeling appreciation as...
Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice
Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice
A key spiritual inquiry is, “In this moment, what most serves awakening?” Rather than...
Authentic Thanks Giving
Authentic Thanks Giving
How do we awaken our natural capacities for gratitude and generosity? This talk explores...
Survival of the Nurtured - Our Path to Belonging
Survival of the Nurtured – Our Path to Belonging
“We are not the survival of the fittest. We are the survival of the...
Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body
Part 2 – The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion
The compassion that arises from mindful awareness can heal our inner wounds, interpersonal conflict...
Part 1 - The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion
Part 1 – The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion
The compassion that arises from mindful awareness can heal our inner wounds, interpersonal conflict...
Part 2: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom
Part 2: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom
The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of awakening) if...
Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom
Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom
The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of awakening) if...
The Sacred Pause
The Sacred Pause
Transcript now available: The Sacred Pause  CC ~ When we are lost in the...
Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Remembering Our Shared Humanity (8:43 min.)
When we really attune to another, we can easily sense how we have the...
Part 2: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity
Part 2: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity
From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we...
Healing Depression with Meditation - Part 2
Part 2: Healing Depression with Meditation
Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major...
Healing Depression with Meditation - Part 1
Part 1: Healing Depression with Meditation
Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major...
Saying “Yes” – Meeting Your Edge and Softening
Saying “Yes” – Meeting Your Edge and Softening
Our habitual ways of avoiding unpleasant experience keep us from intimacy with our inner...
What Is It Like Being You?
What Is It Like Being You?
Compassion is hard wired in our organism, and can be cultivated. This talk helps...
From Human Doing to Human Being - Part 1
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 2
Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments...
Evolving Beyond "Unreal Othering"
Evolving Beyond “Unreal Othering”
What motivates us – as individuals and as a society – to build walls...
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen - Radical Compassion
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen – Radical Compassion (32:43 min)
We are conditioned to avoid suffering – our own and others. By pulling away,...