Talks and Meditations with Videos


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...
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...
Present Heart
Lovingkindness – Part 1 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love
Part 1: Lovingkindness – We awaken our natural lovingkindness by learning to attend to...
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 - Beliefs
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
Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks examine the movement...
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...
Awakening from the Trance of Fear - Part 1
Awakening from the Trance of Fear – Part 1
While fear is a natural and intelligent emotion, when fear goes on overdrive, we...
A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart
A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart
Gratitude is like breathing in – letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in...
Tara Talks
Tara Talks: When an Attempt at Reconnection Goes Astray (6:13 min.)
Deep reconciliation requires radically opening – inwardly to ourselves, then outwardly to the other...
Power of Prayer: From Longing to Belonging
Power of Prayer: From Longing to Belonging
Power of Prayer: From Longing to Belonging ~ When we bring a full presence...
Accessing Innate Wisdom
Accessing Innate Wisdom
Wisdom is an innate capacity, but often covered over by trance. This talk explores...
Anger: Responding, Not Reacting
Anger: Responding, Not Reacting
Anger: Responding, Not Reacting ~ Anger is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and...
River of Change - part 2
River of Change – Part 2 – Bringing a Wise Heart to this Impermanent Life
These two talks look at how we relate to change – especially the notable...