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“Play a Greater Part” – Bodhisattva for Our Times

Tara Brach

Release Date: 11/13/2020

Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence (2021-01-30) show art Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence (2021-01-30)

Tara Brach

Our thoughts keep us removed from this living world. This guided practice invites us to open and relax with the moment to moment experience of our senses. It includes a poem by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, “Whereever you are, Find a Trail.”

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Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 1  (2020-01-13) show art Cultivating a Courageous Heart - Part 1 (2020-01-13)

Tara Brach

In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding - to ourselves, each other and our world - with courageous, wise hearts.

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Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence (2021-01-13) show art Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence (2021-01-13)

Tara Brach

Only in silence and presence do we realign with what matters to our hearts. This simple practice of arriving in an embodied awareness supports us in touching the grounds of true transformation and healing. It closes with a powerful poem by Gunilla Norris, “Sharing Silence.”

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The Three Refuges - Gateways to Awakening (2021-01-06) show art The Three Refuges - Gateways to Awakening (2021-01-06)

Tara Brach

We all seek refuge, a sense of safety or homecoming amidst the uncertainties of life. Our way of finding refuge can either imprison or free us. This talk explores the false refuges that entrap us in feeling separate and endangered, and the refuges of Awareness (Buddha,) Truth (Dharma) and Love (Sangha) that reveal our true nature. This evening gathering includes a ceremony with candles, reflection and music.

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Meditation: A Present Heart (2020-01-06)  show art Meditation: A Present Heart (2020-01-06)

Tara Brach

One translation of mindfulness, in Chinese, is “present heart.” In this guided meditation we begin by awakening through the body and the senses, and then open the attention to the changing flow of experience. The intention is to meet whatever arises with a wakeful and kind presence.

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Repairing Our Hearts - Healing with the RAIN of Compassion (2020-12-30) show art Repairing Our Hearts - Healing with the RAIN of Compassion (2020-12-30)

Tara Brach

Living in a fear-based society fuels the trance of separation and unworthiness. This talk explores how we can bring an engaged compassionate presence to the suffering of this trance—in our inner work, and more broadly, in healing our culture (from the IMCW 2020 New Year Silent Retreat).

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Meditation: RAIN of Self-Compassion (2020-12-30) show art Meditation: RAIN of Self-Compassion (2020-12-30)

Tara Brach

One of the great sufferings is turning on ourselves with judgment and/or self-aversion. This practice brings the acronym RAIN to this pain. It helps us cultivate a healing self-compassion, and the realization of who we are beyond any limiting story of self.

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“Good Othering” – Helping Each Other Trust the Gold (2020-12-23) show art “Good Othering” – Helping Each Other Trust the Gold (2020-12-23)

Tara Brach

One of the great gifts we can offer is being a mirror of goodness, reminding one another that we can trust our essential awareness, light and love. Because our conditioning is to fixate on flaws, “good othering” takes intention and practice. This talk explores how we can develop the habit of seeing goodness, and importantly, learn to communicate our appreciation and love to others.

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Meditation: Meeting life with a Kind Presence (2020-12-23) show art Meditation: Meeting life with a Kind Presence (2020-12-23)

Tara Brach

This practice guides us to a receptive, kind presence by starting with listening, and moving through a body scan.  We then rest in an open awareness, responding to whatever arises with a gentle attention.

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Heart to Heart: A Conversation Between Dan Gottlieb and Tara Brach (2020-12-16) show art Heart to Heart: A Conversation Between Dan Gottlieb and Tara Brach (2020-12-16)

Tara Brach

This very real and human interchange touches on pain, loss, love, gratitude and much more.

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“Play a Greater Part” – Bodhisattva for Our Times - During scary and uncertain times, the habitual reflex is to try to find ground by creating stories about what’s happening and hardening into us-them blame. This only perpetuates the aggression and violence that is so prevalent in our societies. This talk is a reflection on how we as awakening bodhisattvas can evolve our consciousness in a way that serves authentic societal healing and transformation (a favorite from the archives).