Talks and Meditations with Videos


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...
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
When we bring a full presence to prayer, it becomes a powerful pathway of...
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 is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are...
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...
Tara Talks
Tara Talks: Not Enough Time (3:27 min.)
The more stressed we are, the more likely it is that we’ll mistake the...
River of Change Part 1
River of Change – Part 1: Bringing a Wise Heart to this Impermanent Life
These two talks look at how we relate to change – especially the notable...
from Dragons to Schmoos - Compassionate Presence
From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence
The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion to the dragons – the...
Trust - Trusting Your Baisc Goodness
Trusting Your Basic Goodness: Part 2
This talk continues the exploration of what causes our distrust of ourselves, others and...
Basic Trust - Part 1
Basic Trust – Part 1
One of the expressions of an awakened heart-mind is a basic trust in reality....
True Resilience Part 2 - Awakening through All Circumstances
True Resilience – Part 2: Awakening through All Circumstances
Spiritual resilience enables us to deepen compassion and wisdom as we navigate life’s difficulties....
Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering
Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering
Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering – CC ~ We...
True Resilience - Awakening through All circumstances
True Resilience – Part 1: Awakening through All Circumstances
Spiritual resilience enables us to deepen compassion and wisdom as we navigate life’s difficulties....
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - part 3 - mirror
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 3: A Mirror
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 3: A Mirror This 3- part series...
Three Blessings on the Spiritual Path - Pt2 - Inner Fire
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 2: Inner Fire
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 2: Inner Fire This 3- part series...
Forgiveness - Three Blessings in Spiritual Life - Part 1
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness
This 3- part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring...