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Sheltering in Love – Part 7: Awakening from the Prison of Blame (2020-05-06)

Tara Brach

Release Date: 05/08/2020

Spiritual Hope (2020-06-24)  show art Spiritual Hope (2020-06-24)

Tara Brach

Spiritual hope opens us to possibility and energizes us to manifest our potential for love and wisdom. In contrast to attachment or egoic hope, which is the grasping for what will benefit a separate self, spiritual hope arises from trust in the openhearted awareness (bodhichitta) that is always and already within us. This talk explores how, as individuals and as a society, we can nourish spiritual hope, and create the grounds for healing and radical transformation.

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Meditation: Body and Spirit (2020-06-24) show art Meditation: Body and Spirit (2020-06-24)

Tara Brach

As we relax and awaken through our physical body, we discover the formless dimension of awareness or spirit that permeates all of life. This meditation includes a poem from Mary Oliver.

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Sustaining Our Caring (2020-06-17)  show art Sustaining Our Caring (2020-06-17)

Tara Brach

All transformation arises out of love; it is the energy of caring about life that moves us toward inner, relational and societal healing. With a primary focus on our radically re-enlivened movement for racial justice and equity, this talk looks at ways of remembering what matters and consciously nourishing our care.

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Meditation: Embodied Metta (2020-06-17) show art Meditation: Embodied Metta (2020-06-17)

Tara Brach

Lovingkindness becomes full when it is energetically experienced in our bodies. This meditation guides us in awakening the receptivity, warmth and openness of metta through our body, and then invites us to rest in the space of loving presence, as we open to whatever arises.

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Meditation: Meeting Anger with Awareness (2020-06-10) show art Meditation: Meeting Anger with Awareness (2020-06-10)

Tara Brach

When anger is held in mindfulness, it can energize us to respond wisely to challenging situations. This meditation guides us in meeting personal or societal anger with RAIN - recognize, allow, investigate and nurture. [NOTE: this meditation was given at the end of Tara’s "Anger and Transformation" talk on 2020-06-10.]

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Anger and Transformation (2020-06-19) show art Anger and Transformation (2020-06-19)

Tara Brach

The purpose of anger is to let us know there’s an obstacle to our wellbeing and to energize us to act. While natural and necessary for survival and thriving, this powerful energy often possesses us and leads to suffering. We explore using RAIN meditation to meet anger with mindful, compassionate presence. Freed from identification with a limited, reactive self, we can listen to the message of anger, draw on the purity of its energy, and respond from our natural intelligence, creativity and care.

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Meditation: Inner Refuge of Calm (2020-06-10) show art Meditation: Inner Refuge of Calm (2020-06-10)

Tara Brach

In times of great stress, it’s crucial that we have pathways to quiet our minds, relax our bodies and rest in a calm, steady presence. This meditation guides us in using the breath, body scan and a home base of presence to find that inner refuge that can carry us through difficult times.

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A Courageous Presence with Racism (2020-06-03) show art A Courageous Presence with Racism (2020-06-03)

Tara Brach

Anti-Black racism is the core wound of American culture, and we each have a role to play in fighting racism, a medicine to bring to these times. This talk explores how we can offer an honest and courageous presence to key domains of this suffering. We then look at affirming that Black lives truly matter with our dedicated and wise action.

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Meditation: Homecoming to Wakeful Presence (2020-06-03) show art Meditation: Homecoming to Wakeful Presence (2020-06-03)

Tara Brach

This meditation begins with us standing in mindful movement, guiding us in awakening awareness in the body. Then in sitting practice, we open all our senses, resting in the wakeful presence that can include the changing waves of our life.

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Remembering Goodness: Three Gestures of Love show art Remembering Goodness: Three Gestures of Love

Tara Brach

Tara offers this favorite talk from the archives. It explores the power of forgiveness, love and gratitude in re-connecting to our light and awareness, and being able to see the sacredness that shines through everyone. Within times of crisis practicing these gestures of love can truly feel like a pathway home. This talk explores a simple yet powerful way of arousing loving presence and dissolving the narrow identification that keeps us from inhabiting our awakened heartmind.

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Sheltering in Love – Part 7: Awakening from the Prison of Blame (2020-05-06) - A key way stress disconnects us from ourselves and each other is through the limbic reactivity of blame. This talk helps us to recognize the suffering of chronic blame, resentment and anger, and to bring a healing presence to the vulnerability that underlies blame.