Talks and Meditations with Videos


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...
Namaste - Seeing the Truth of Who We Are
Namaste: Seeing the Truth of Who We Are
A gift of evolving consciousness is the capacity to recognize and honor the sacred...
Part 2 - Awakening Our Body's Awareness
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 – (Working with Pain)
Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love....
Awakening Our Body's Awareness - Part 1
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1
CC ~ Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom...
Part 4 - Equanimity
Equanimity – Part 4 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love
Part 4: Equanimity – unfolds as we find a wise balance and spaciousness in...
Tara Talks
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...
Tara Talks
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?...
Part 3: Joy - Present Heart - Universal Expressions of Love
Joy – Part 3 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love
Part 3: Joy – blossoms in the moments our hearts open boundlessly to reality,...