Talks and Meditations with Videos


Happy for No Reason: A Dog and Her Fish - Happiness
Happiness is Possible: De-conditioning the Negativity Bias – Part 1
There is an inner freedom that expresses as happiness and peace, and it is...
The Reality of Change
The Reality of Change: Embracing this Living Dying World
“What is it that allows us to open our hearts to every moment of...
Radical Compassion - Part 2
Radical Compassion – Part 2 ~
Radical Compassion – Part 2 – Compassion is the medicine we most need as...
Radical Compassion - Part 1
Radical Compassion – Part 1 (retreat talk)
Radical Compassion – Part 1 –   CC   ~ Compassion is the medicine we...
Relaxing the Over-Controller - Part 2
Relaxing the Over Controller – Part 2 (retreat talk)
We all have conditioning to do what we can to protect and promote our...
Relaxing the Over-Controller - Part 1
Relaxing the Over-Controller – Part 1
Link to transcript in PDF here.   CC   ~ We all have conditioning to...
Tara Talks
Tara Talks: We Have To Listen (2:48 min.)
Longfellow’s insight that “if we could read the secret history of our enemies, we...
Namaste: Soul Recognition: The Practice of Namaste
Soul Recognition: The Practice of Namaste
In our daily trance we experience ourselves and others through a filter of wants,...
Healing Trauma
Healing Addiction: De-conditioning the Hungry Ghosts
 CC ~ This talk examines the suffering that arises when due to unmet needs...
Exquisite Risk Transcript - Undefended Heart
Taking ‘The Exquisite Risk:’ An Undefended Heart
Taking ‘The Exquisite Risk:’ An Undefended Heart –   CC   ~ Poet Mark...
Realizing Our Deepest Desires
Realizing Your Deepest Desires
Realizing Your Deepest Desires – This talk differentiates between egoic intentions (driven by wants...
Healing Trauma
Healing Trauma: The Light Shines Through the Broken Places
  CC   ~ Most of us have encountered trauma either in our own...
Listening to the Song - Part 2
Listening to the Song – Part 2
Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our...
Listening to the Song - Part 1
Listening to the Song – Part 1
Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our...
Being Truthful
Being Truthful
Being Truthful –   CC   ~ The grounds of happiness, loving relationships and...
Heart Metta Lovingkindness Practice
Trusting Our Awakening Heart
The more we trust that our awareness and heart are awakening, the more we...
Darkness of the Womb
Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering
Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering – CC ~...
Your Awake Heart is Calling You
Your Awake Heart Is Calling You
Your Awake Heart Is Calling You ~ As individuals and societies, we are pulled...
Meditating with RAIN
Meditating with RAIN (11:43 min.)
This guided practice applies mindfulness and self-compassion to challenging emotions. It is based on...
Dissolving Trance with RAIN
Dissolving Trance with RAIN
One of the pervasive expressions of trance is identifying with a limited and separate...