Talks and Meditations with Videos

A collection of all of Tara’s talks and meditations that include videos.

Also view Tara Talks – a web series of short videos from the full-length recordings.

Part 2: Stress and Meditation

Part 2: Stress and Meditation

When we are suffering from stress, we are paying attention to our world in a narrow and rigid way. Through meditations that cultivate a wakeful and open attention, we can...

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Part 1: Stress and Meditation

Part 1: Stress and Meditation

When we are suffering from stress, we are paying attention to our world in a narrow and rigid way. Through meditations that cultivate a wakeful and open attention, we can dramatically transform the feelings of anxiety and aloneness that underlie all stress.

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Stepping Out of Time

Stepping Out of Time

We spend much of our life on our way somewhere else, driven by the sense that something is missing or wrong. This talk explores the suffering that arises from our addiction to busyness and “doing,” and the healing, loving and wisdom that arise when we take refuge in presence.

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Stepping Out of Time

The Blessings of Embodied Awareness

One expression of our suffering is homelessness–feeling cut off from the presence and aliveness that is our source. This talk explores the existential and cultural forces that foster disconnection from our physical and energetic being, the practices that enable us to embrace our unlived life and the gifts of homecoming.

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Stepping Out of Time

Part 2: Realizing True Well-Being

Buddhist psychology and the Western oriented field of positive psychology agree: How we pay attention determines whether we live primarily in fear and judgment, or happiness and peace. This two part series explores the teachings, practices and attitudes that enable us to live a meaningful life with a heart that is “happy for no reason.”

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Part 1: Realizing True Well-Being

Part 1: Realizing True Well-Being

Buddhist psychology and the Western oriented field of positive psychology agree: How we pay attention determines whether we live primarily in fear and judgment, or happiness and...

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Stepping Out of Time

Realizing Truth – The Power of Wise Inquiry

The Buddha considered investigation to be a crucial capacity on the spiritual path. This talk explores how interest and wise inquiry serve emotional healing, intimacy with others and revealing the truth that sets us free.

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