Talks and Meditations with Videos


Belonging to Each Other - Part 1
Belonging to Each Other – Part 1 of 3
Mother Teresa writes that if we have no peace, it is because we have...
Spiritual Hope: Trusting Your Awakening Heart
Spiritual Hope: Trusting Your Awakening Heart
Our beliefs and understandings about reality directly impact our moment to moment experience of...
Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance
Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance
If we are suffering, it is because we are believing something that is not...
Befriending Irene
Befriending Irene
While Tara is away, this talk is from 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit us...
Earth's Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof
Earth’s Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof
This talk was given in 2015, yet it is as timely as ever. It...
Good Othering - Helping Each Other Trust the Gold
“Good Othering” – Helping Each Other Trust the Gold
One of the great gifts we can offer is being a mirror of goodness,...
Part 2 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"
Part 2 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”
These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and...
Part 1 - The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of "Bad Other"
Part 1 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”
These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and...
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2 
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2
Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate...
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1
Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate...
The Courage to Love - Part 2
The Courage to Love – Part 2
The gateway to full intimacy and love is our capacity to open to vulnerability....
The Courage to Love
The Courage to Love – Part 1
The gateway to full intimacy and love is our capacity to open to vulnerability....
An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart
An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart
Much of our suffering comes from reacting to stressful situations with fear or aggression,...
Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet
Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet
For most of human history it’s been “normal” to eat non-human animals. This is...
Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation)
Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation)
Equanimity is the quality of presence that is open, balanced and non-reactive. As this...
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2
It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger and further...
Beyond the Controlling Self - Part 1
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 1
It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger and further...
The Four Remembrances
The Four Remembrances
When we attune to the reality of impermanence and death, we remember what most...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred - Part 2
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 2
This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred- Part 1
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1
This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s...