Talks and Meditations with Videos


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,...
From Human Doing to Human Being
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 1
Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments...
Seeing Basic Goodness - Part 2
Seeing Basic Goodness – Part 2
Most of us long to trust our goodness, but get caught in stories of...
Tara Talks
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...
Seeing the Goodness - Part 1
Seeing Basic Goodness – Part 1
Most of us long to trust our goodness, but get caught in stories of...
Responding to Change with a Wise Heart
Responding to Change with a Wise Heart
An intrinsic part of spiritual life is facing the truth of impermanence. When we...
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2
“Listening and feeling heard are absolutely intrinsic to awakening our hearts and cultivating an...
Listening with an Awake Heart
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 1
Deep listening – to our inner life, each other and our world – is...
Tara Talks
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...
From Head to Heart
From Head to Heart
If we are suffering, we are believing an interpretation of reality that is limiting...