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

Tara Brach

Release Date: 06/05/2020

Meditation: Cultivating an Intimate Presence  show art Meditation: Cultivating an Intimate Presence

Tara Brach

This guided meditation cultivates a relaxed, gentle presence with whatever expressions of life are arising in the moment. We begin by releasing and opening through the body, and then include all sensations, feelings and sounds in an intimate, allowing presence.

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Radical Love: Part 1 - Reflections that Awaken our Heart  (2020-08-05) show art Radical Love: Part 1 - Reflections that Awaken our Heart (2020-08-05)

Tara Brach

Radical love arises from the purity of our awake awareness, and cuts through the delusion of being separate and not OK. It comes from and brings out our intrinsic goodness. These talks explore the barriers to this embodied, inclusive and active loving, and include reflections that can help us to free our own hearts and bring true healing to our world.

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Guided Meditation: Openhearted Presence (2020-08-05) show art Guided Meditation: Openhearted Presence (2020-08-05)

Tara Brach

This meditation guides us to arouse mindfulness through attention to our senses, and to rest in that wakefulness with a receptive and tender presence.

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Meditation: Tonglen - Discovering the Boundless Space of Compassion (2020-07-25)  show art Meditation: Tonglen - Discovering the Boundless Space of Compassion (2020-07-25)

Tara Brach

This short version of the Tibetan Tonglen practice guides us in courageously opening to the suffering within us and all beings, and allowing that suffering to be held in the formless heartspace that is our true belonging.

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Your Awake Heart Is Calling You show art Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

Tara Brach

As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of our evolutionary past, and by our awake heart, our capacity for mindfulness and compassion. This talk explores the ways we can listen to and respond to the call of our awake heart, by training ourselves to open to vulnerability (our own and others) and widen the circles of compassion (a favorite from the 2017 archives).

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Meditation: A Witnessing, Kind Presence  show art Meditation: A Witnessing, Kind Presence

Tara Brach

Starting with scanning through the body and awakening the senses, we then rest in presence, with the breath as a home base. The meditation invites an openness to whatever arises, and a gentle kind attention if we encounter physical or emotional pain. We end with a prayer that includes our own being and all beings.

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Love and Fear During Times of War: Interview with Lama Rod Owens  show art Love and Fear During Times of War: Interview with Lama Rod Owens

Tara Brach

This is a time of darkness and war and fear lies at the heart of much of the violence we are experiencing. How do we befriend our fear and offer it permission to teach us how to move through it into a state of freedom? How do we use our fear to connect to the fear so many other people are experiencing? Ultimately, how do we begin to love what is unlovable, especially our fear?

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Meditation: Gateway to Natural Presence (2020-07-22) show art Meditation: Gateway to Natural Presence (2020-07-22)

Tara Brach

We enter a full presence through awakening our senses, and awakening to the awareness that is aware. This meditation guides us as we arouse an embodied presence, let go of any controlling, then discover the natural spaciousness and wakefulness that is the essence of what we are.

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The Sacred Art of Listening  show art The Sacred Art of Listening

Tara Brach

Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships. This talk explores how our wants and fears block listening, ways we can deepen our capacity for listening, and the healing that unfolds when we truly feel heard by another (a special talk from the archives).

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Meditation: Listening to Life (2014-11-12) show art Meditation: Listening to Life (2014-11-12)

Tara Brach

The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how we can listen to sounds, listen to and feel sensations, and then relax back into the ocean of awareness that includes and perceives the changing waves. In this relaxing back, we realize the peace and freedom of inhabiting our wholeness and essence.

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A Courageous Presence with Racism (2020-06-03) - 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.