Talks and Meditations with Videos


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...
Tara Talks
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...
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...
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,...
Compassion Part 2 Present Heart
Compassion – Part 2 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love
Part 2: Compassion – the tender resonance of heart – awakens as we allow...
Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Impermanence of the Body (5:54 min. video)
Aging, sickness and dying are treated as something “bad” to be fought. Truly opening...
Part 3 - Freedom from Othering
Part 3 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us
A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or...
Freedom from Othering
Part 2 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us
A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or...
Freedom from Othering
Part 1 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us
A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or...
Winds of Homecoming: How Intention Frees our Heart
Winds of Homecoming: How Intention Frees Our Heart
The Buddha taught that we live our lives on the tip of intention, it...
Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom
Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom
Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom ~ This talk explores the three archetypal refuges...
Remembmering and Choosing Loving Presence
Remembering and Choosing Loving Presence (retreat talk)
We are conditioned to go into a limbic trance—an emotional reactivity to life within...
My Religion is Kindness - Part 2
My Religion is Kindness – Part 2
My Religion is Kindness – Part 2 ~ Authentic kindness must include the life...
My Religion is Kindness - Part 1
My Religion is Kindness – Part 1
My Religion is Kindness – Part 1 ~ Authentic kindness must include the life...
Awakening from the Trance of Fear - Part 2
Awakening from the Trance of Fear – Part 2
While fear is a natural and intelligent emotion, when fear goes on overdrive, we...