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Tara Brach
Tara Brach
Tara Brach

Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly... more

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Disarming Our Hearts - Part 2: Guidance from the Bodhisattva Path

13 Jun 2024 · 50 minutes
Meditation: Awareness is Our Home

This guided practice helps us come into our senses through a body scan. We then rest in the awareness that... more

13 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
Disarming Our Hearts - Part 1

If we realized how profoundly our chronic judgment creates separation and blocks the flow of love, we’d dedicate more deeply... more

06 Jun 2024 · 58 minutes
Meditation: Body and Spirit

As we relax and awaken through our physical body, we discover the formless dimension of awareness or spirit that permeates... more

06 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 3: A Mirror

This 3- part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing... more

30 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Meditation: Listening to Life

The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how... more

30 May 2024 · 18 minutes
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 2: Inner Fire

This 3- part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing... more

23 May 2024 · 47 minutes
Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence

Only in silence and presence do we realign with what matters to our hearts. This simple practice of arriving in... more

23 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of... more

16 May 2024 · 49 minutes
Meditation: Living Presence - Experiencing Aliveness and Openheartedness

The pathway to experiencing full aliveness and openheartedness is by awakening awareness throughout the body. This meditation begins by establishing... more

16 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Living with a Courageous Heart in Times of Crisis: A Conversation with Tara Brach & Oren Jay Sofer

The pace of change is speeding up and much of the news we receive is alarming. More than ever, we... more

09 May 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Guided Meditation: Letting Life Be As It Is

When we learn to listen to our inner life without interference, we open to a tender and full experience of... more

09 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Homecoming to Loving Awareness (Retreat talk)

We have strong conditioning to identify as a separate self, and to feel all the fears and attachments that arise... more

02 May 2024 · 59 minutes
Meditation: Open Awareness – Relaxing Back into Presence

This practice brings attention to the continuous space within and around the body, and the aliveness of sound, sensation and... more

02 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Cherishing Each Other: A Conversation with Tara Brach and Father Gregory Boyle

Many are familiar with the Dali Lama’s words “My religion is kindness.” In this conversation you will sense the gritty... more

25 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
2024-04-24 - Meditation: Awakening through the Inner Body

When we attune to the inner body, we discover a field of energy and aliveness that is the portal to... more

25 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
Spiritual Reparenting: Loving Ourselves into Healing

Mindfulness and compassion, when brought to our wounded heart, have the capacity to rewire our brain and free our spirit.... more

18 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Meditation: Inner Refuge of Calm

In times of stress, it’s crucial that we have pathways to quiet our minds, relax our bodies and rest in... more

18 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
The Sacred Art of Listening

Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving relationships.... more

11 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Meditation: Listening to Life

The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how... more

11 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
Relating Wisely to our Inner Life: Tara and Lee C Camp

In this conversation, recorded for the acclaimed podcast, No Small Endeavor, award winning theologian Lee C. Camp interviews Tara about... more

04 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Meditation: A Present Heart

One translation of mindfulness, in Chinese, is “present heart.” In this guided meditation we begin by awakening through the body... more

04 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
An Invitation to Freedom: A conversation between Tara and Connirae Andreas

Connirae Andreas was one of the first trainers in neurolinguistic programming (NLP), developed and wrote a book on the Core... more

28 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Meditation: Widening Rings of Being

If we can recognize thoughts as thoughts, it becomes possible to open from virtual to living reality. This meditation guides... more

28 Mar 2024 · 20 minutes
Do you feel Overwhelmed? Turning Stress into a Gateway of Awakening

Stress and overwhelm are spiking around the globe. This talk explores how we can practice with the arising of stress... more

21 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
Meditation: Openhearted Presence

This meditation guides us in embodying loving presence through a body scan, and then meeting whatever arises with a tender... more

21 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
Navigating the Dark Ages

How do we process and respond to increasing societal oppression and violence? What helps us transform the energies of fear,... more

14 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
Meditation: Cultivating a Gentle, Kind Attention

This meditation calls on the image and felt sense of a smile as we scan through the body, and invites... more

14 Mar 2024 · 19 minutes
Part 2: Healing Depression with Meditation

Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of the... more

07 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
Meditation: Letting Go of Doing

Meditation becomes truly freeing in the moments when there is no controlling whatsoever; when nothing is resisted or grasped after.... more

07 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
Part 1: Healing Depression with Meditation

Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of the... more

29 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Meditation: Refuge in Living Presence

We spend great swaths of time in a trance that removes us from awareness of our body and senses. This... more

29 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
“Getting Over Yourself”: A conversation with Tara Brach and Stephen Josephs

Executive coach and author Stephen Josephs has worked with many top business leaders, guiding them in transcending the egoic conditioning... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Meditation: A Welcoming Heartspace

Our pathway to peace and happiness is through opening, with tenderness, to our moment-to-moment experience. This meditation guides us first... more

22 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
Letting Go of Controlling – Part 2: The Path of Freedom

While it’s natural to try to control our life experience, our chronic controlling cuts us off from presence and obscures... more

15 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
Guided Meditation: The Center of Now

This meditation awakens our senses, then guides us to rest in the changing flow of experience. When the mind drifts,... more

15 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
What is the Path to Peace? A conversation with Tara Brach and Assaf Katz

What is the Path to Peace? A conversation with Tara Brach and Assaf Katz - Assaf Katz is an activist... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Meditation: Relaxed and Alert

This meditation begins with a period of relaxing and collecting our attention with intentional long, deep breathing. We then deepen... more

07 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Letting Go of Controlling – Part 1: The Path of Freedom

Letting Go of Controlling – Part 1: The Path of Freedom - While it’s natural to try to control our... more

01 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
Meditation: Letting Go… Letting Be

Meditation: Letting Go… Letting Be - This guided meditation invites us to imagine a clenched fist relaxing open, and... more

01 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Changing Unhealthy Habits of Eating - A Conversation between Tara and Judson Brewer

Changing Unhealthy Habits of Eating - A Conversation between Tara and Judson Brewer - Countless people live with shame... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Meditation: Listening to our Heart

Meditation: Listening to our Heart - True listening arouses an open receptive presence that can be truly healing. This meditation... more

25 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 2

How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 2 - The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the... more

18 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
Meditation: Receiving Life in Open, Awake Awareness

Meditation: Receiving Life in Open, Awake Awareness - This meditation awakens a receptive attention to the senses, starting with... more

17 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 1

How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 1 - The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the... more

11 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
Meditation: Awakening Our Full Aliveness

Meditation: Awakening Our Full Aliveness -  We cut off from our aliveness when we are lost in thoughts and... more

11 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Coming Home to True Refuge

Coming Home to True Refuge - While we habitually try to control our life, our true refuge—the source of peace,... more

04 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Meditation: Energy and Source

Meditation: Energy and Source - Our incessant thinking removes us from the full aliveness, vastness and mystery of Being.... more

04 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
The Sacred Pause

The Sacred Pause - When we are lost in the trance of doing, our lives are on automatic, and contracted... more

29 Dec 2023 · 54 minutes
Meditation: Opening to the Mystery

Meditation: Opening to the Mystery - This guided meditation includes a body scan and invites the receptivity and letting-go... more

28 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
Finding True Belonging in the Midst of Stress

Finding True Belonging in the Midst of Stress - Our deepest longing is to feel our belonging to each other... more

21 Dec 2023 · 53 minutes
Meditation: Relaxed and Awake

Meditation: Relaxed and Awake - This guided meditation helps us find ease and wakefulness in our body and mind.... more

21 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
Awakening from Trance – Embracing Unlived Life

Awakening from Trance – Embracing Unlived Life - When physical or emotional pain is too much, our conditioning is to... more

14 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
Meditation: Opening to the Sea of Presence

Meditation: Opening to the Sea of Presence - When our body and mind is relaxed, we become filled with... more

14 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Basic Goodness and Awe: A conversation between Tara Brach and Dacher Keltner

Basic Goodness and Awe: A conversation between Tara Brach and Dacher Keltner - Our conversation covers the biological, evolutionary and cultural... more

07 Dec 2023 · 1 hour,
Guided Meditation: Whole Body Breathing

Guided Meditation: Whole Body Breathing - This guided meditation includes a body scan and invites the receptivity and letting-go of... more

07 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
How Do We Bridge the Divides?

How Do We Bridge the Divides? - The divides in our world can only exist if we humans are divided... more

30 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
Meditation: Breathing Our Way to Peace & Freedom

Meditation: Breathing Our Way to Peace & Freedom - This meditation guides us in collecting attention with an intentional... more

30 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
A Generous Heart

A Generous Heart - Our deep potential is to live from an awake, loving heart. This talk looks at how,... more

23 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness

Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness - This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner... more

23 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Conversation with Tara Brach and Arthur Brooks: Becoming Happier

Becoming Happier: Conversation with Tara Brach and Arthur Brooks - The Dalai Lama regularly says that everyone wants to be... more

16 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence

Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence - Our thoughts keep us removed from this living world. This guided practice invites us... more

16 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
The Wise Heart of Radical Acceptance

The Wise Heart of Radical Acceptance - When we are caught in self-judgment, we forget the truth of who... more

09 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Meditation: Relaxing Back and Saying Yes to the Moment

Meditation: Relaxing Back and Saying Yes to the Moment -  When we are stressed, our conditioning is to tighten our... more

09 Nov 2023 · 18 minutes
Mindful Glimpses: A Conversation with Tara Brach and Loch Kelly

Mindful Glimpses: A Conversation with Tara Brach and Loch Kelly - Loch Kelly is an author, psychotherapist and highly respected meditation... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Meditation: The Sea of Awareness

Meditation: The Sea of Awareness - Our attention habitually fixates on the foreground of thoughts and feelings, and fuels an... more

02 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
A Conversation with Tara and Stephen Fulder: What is our Refuge in the Midst of Crisis

A Conversation with Tara and Stephen Fulder: What is our Refuge in the Midst of Crisis - Stephen Fulder is... more

26 Oct 2023 · 55 minutes
Meditation: Awake and Alive

Meditation: Awake and Alive - This guided practice includes a body scan, and an opening to the awareness that includes... more

25 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
Four Spiritual Inquiries: Finding Heart Wisdom in Painful Times

Four Spiritual Inquiries: Finding Heart Wisdom in Painful Times - When we get stuck in difficult emotions like hatred, anger... more

19 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
Meditation: Relaxing with Life

Meditation: Relaxing with Life - This meditation includes a mindful body scan and guidance in relaxing with the changing waves... more

19 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Radical Self-Forgiving

Radical Self-Forgiving - When we can’t forgive ourselves, we remain imprisoned and separate from our world. This talk explores forgiving... more

12 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Meditation: Living Presence with Body Scan

Meditation: Living Presence with Body Scan - A key pathway to full presence is awakening through the body. This meditation... more

12 Oct 2023 · 12 minutes
Longing for Freedom: A conversation with Tara Brach and Lama Rod Owens

Longing for Freedom: A conversation with Tara Brach and Lama Rod Owens - In his recent book, The New... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go

Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go  - This meditation guides us through a body scan and into a relaxed,... more

05 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Awakening from the Trance of Self-Centeredness

Awakening from the Trance of Self-Centeredness - At the core of our suffering is our universal human predicament:... more

28 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
Meditation: Continuous Space Suffused with Awareness

Meditation: Continuous Space Suffused with Awareness - By learning to inhabit the body, we discover the space and aliveness that... more

28 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
Saying Yes (Part 2): A Conversation with Tara Brach & Jane Hirshfield

Saying Yes (Part 2): A Conversation with Tara Brach & Jane Hirshfield - In this rich and full two-part interview,... more

21 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Meditation: Opening to the Flow

Meditation: Opening to the Flow - This meditation begins with gathering awareness of the breath. We then reflect on our... more

21 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Saying Yes: A Conversation with Tara Brach & Jane Hirshfield

Saying Yes: A Conversation with Tara Brach & Jane Hirshfield - In this rich and full two-part interview, Tara speaks... more

14 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
Meditation: Everything Belongs

Meditation: Everything Belongs - This guided meditation awakens an embodied presence through a body scan, and invites us to rest... more

14 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Path of Sacred Relatedness - Undoing the Blocks to Loving Presence

Path of Sacred Relatedness - Undoing the Blocks to Loving Presence - We long for soul friends, and yet often... more

07 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
Meditation: At Home in the Moment

Meditation: At Home in the Moment - This meditation cultivates a gentle, wakeful presence in the body, with the... more

07 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
The Honesty Challenge - Getting more truthful with ourselves and our world

The Honesty Challenge - Getting more truthful with ourselves and our world - Most of us value honesty yet are... more

31 Aug 2023 · 50 minutes
Meditation: Vipassana – The Practice of Seeing Clearly

Meditation: Vipassana – The Practice of Seeing Clearly - Vipassana, also known as insight meditation, is training in bringing... more

31 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
The Superpower of Mindful Witnessing

The Superpower of Mindful Witnessing - The capacity to witness what is happening inside us with a non-judging attention allows... more

24 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Meditation: Being a Kind Witness

Meditation: Being a Kind Witness - Learning to witness what is going on inside us is the gateway to... more

24 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Conscious Prayer – Finding Refuge in Loving Awareness

Conscious Prayer – Finding Refuge in Loving Awareness - Prayer is a communing with our enlarged being. This talk examines... more

17 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Meditation: Openhearted Presence

Meditation: Openhearted Presence - This meditation guides us to arouse mindfulness through attention to our senses, and to rest in that... more

17 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Part 2: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

Part 2: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom - The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of... more

10 Aug 2023 · 52 minutes
Meditation: Relaxing Back into the Mystery

Meditation: Relaxing Back into the Mystery - All true meditation guides us back to presence, and the mystery that is... more

09 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom - The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of... more

03 Aug 2023 · 52 minutes
Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath

Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath - Our breath is always available as a pathway back to presence. This simple... more

03 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
Intimacy with Life (Part 2)

Intimacy with Life (Part 2) - Zen master Dōgen teaches that enlightenment is intimacy with all things. These two talks... more

27 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Guided Meditation: Intimacy with the Flow of Life (24:39 min.)

Guided Meditation: Intimacy with the Flow of Life - The meditation begins with a body scan, filling the body with... more

27 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Intimacy with Life (Part 1)

Intimacy with Life (Part 1) - Zen master Dōgen teaches that enlightenment is intimacy with all things. These two talks... more

20 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Presence - When we are stressed, our body and mind contract, and energetically we resist... more

20 Jul 2023 · 11 minutes
Being with Love, Death and Grief: Tara Brach and Frank Ostaseski

Being with Love, Death and Grief - Grief is our natural way of expressing loss for what we love,... more

13 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Meditation: Present Heart

Meditation: Present Heart - We awaken a present heart by relaxing with the breath and bringing the kindness of... more

13 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Ask Me Anything with Tara and Jonathan (Part 2)

Ask Me Anything with Tara and Jonathan (Part 2) - Tara responds to your questions, with Jonathan Foust, her husband... more

06 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Meditation: From Head to Full Being

Meditation: From Head to Full Being - When we are lost inside thoughts we lose connection with our heart, aliveness... more

06 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice

Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice - This talk explores three powerful ways you can direct your attention when you... more

29 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Meditation: Loving What Is

Meditation: Loving What Is - While we might not directly love what is, there is a pathway to this inner... more

29 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Ask Me Anything with Tara and Jonathan (Part 1)

Ask Me Anything with Tara and Jonathan (Part 1) - Tara responds to your questions, with Jonathan Foust, her husband... more

22 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
Meditation: Meeting Life with a Kind Presence

Meditation: Meeting Life with a Kind Presence - This practice guides us to a receptive, kind presence by starting with... more

22 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Unwinding Anxiety with Awareness (Part 2): A conversation with Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer -

Unwinding Anxiety with Awareness (Part 2): A conversation with Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer - Anxiety is spiking around the... more

15 Jun 2023 · 41 minutes
Meditation: Resting in Breath, Relaxing into Life

Meditation: Resting in Breath, Relaxing into Life - This meditation invites us to collect our attention with a calming... more

15 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Unwinding Anxiety with Awareness (Part 1): A conversation with Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer

Unwinding Anxiety with Awareness (Part 1): A conversation with Tara and Dr. Judson Brewer - Anxiety is spiking around the... more

08 Jun 2023 · 53 minutes
Meditation – Cultivating a Relaxed Attention

Meditation – Cultivating a Relaxed Attention - In this meditation we engage a relaxed and alert attention by scanning through... more

08 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Facing Fear (Part 2) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Facing Fear (Part 2) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart - Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation,... more

01 Jun 2023 · 53 minutes
Meditation: Relaxing with Life

Meditation: Relaxing with Life - This meditation begins with a body scan, and then we practice opening to and... more

01 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
Facing Fear (Part 1) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Facing Fear (Part 1) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart - Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation,... more

25 May 2023 · 52 minutes
Meditation: Open-Hearted Presence

Meditation: Open-Hearted Presence - This meditation establishes a kind attention by bringing the imagery and felt sense of a... more

25 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit (Part 2)

Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit (Part 2) - Addictions of all levels of intensity arise from disconnection... more

18 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Meditation: Letting Life Live through You

Meditation: Letting Life Live through You - This meditation awakens the senses and then guides us into the wakeful openness that... more

18 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Pt1 - Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit

Pt1 - Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit - Addictions of all levels of intensity arise from disconnection and... more

11 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Meditation: Receiving This Life in Awareness

Meditation: Receiving This Life in Awareness - In our everyday life we are conditioned to feel that life is... more

11 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Radical Acceptance – Gateway to Love, Wisdom and Peace

Radical Acceptance – Gateway to Love, Wisdom and Peace - Acceptance is radical because it undoes our resistance to reality. This... more

04 May 2023 · 51 minutes
Meditation: Embodying Acceptance and Care

Meditation: Embodying Acceptance and Care  - This guided meditation helps us cultivate a friendly relationship with our experience. Using the... more

04 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Cultivating Loving Kindness – Seeing the Goodness

Cultivating Loving Kindness – Seeing the Goodness - The ground of loving kindness is seeing the basic goodness in ourselves,... more

27 Apr 2023 · 56 minutes
Meditation: Embodied Spirit

Meditation: Embodied Spirit - Experiencing our aliveness through our senses is the gateway to resting in formless loving presence.... more

27 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Realizing True Nature: A conversation with Hameed Ali and Tara Brach

Realizing True Nature: A conversation with Hameed Ali and Tara Brach - Hameed Ali is an author, spiritual teacher and... more

20 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Meditation: Inhabiting Awake Awareness

Meditation: Inhabiting Awake Awareness - This meditation begins with collecting attention with the breath, and awakens us to the... more

20 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World - Part 1

Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World - Part 1 - This week, I began a two-part series inspired... more

13 Apr 2023 · 51 minutes
Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World - Part 2

Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World  - Part 2 - Last week, I began a two-part series inspired... more

13 Apr 2023 · 47 minutes
Meditation: Living Presence

Meditation: Living Presence - The pathway to experiencing full aliveness and openheartedness is by awakening awareness throughout the body. This... more

13 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Meditation: Vast and Timeless Presence

Meditation: Vast and Timeless Presence - The pathway to inhabiting our full presence is including, with mindfulness all parts of... more

06 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
The Power of Deep Listening – Part 2

The Power of Deep Listening – Part 2 - Listening deeply is the gateway to realizing connection. It’s what allows... more

30 Mar 2023 · 51 minutes
Meditation: Cultivating Deep Listening

Meditation: Cultivating Deep Listening - Deep listening expresses the purity and presence of our true nature. This meditation guides... more

30 Mar 2023 · 19 minutes
The Power of Deep Listening – Part 1

The Power of Deep Listening – Part 1 - Listening deeply is the gateway to realizing connection. It’s what allows... more

23 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Meditation: Aliveness and Presence

Meditation: Aliveness and Presence - This meditation guides us to wake up our senses and full aliveness through a... more

23 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Compassion for All Living Beings

Compassion for All Living Beings - We often talk of widening the circles of compassion. This talk explores the qualities... more

17 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Meditation: Say “Yes” to Life

Meditation:  Say “Yes” to Life - This guided practice awakens a relaxed and friendly attention that rests in the... more

16 Mar 2023 · 11 minutes
The Wings of Awakening – Self-Honesty & Love (retreat talk)

The Wings of Awakening – Self-Honesty & Love (retreat talk) -  We evolve our consciousness by bringing a clear and... more

09 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Meditation: Spacious Sky of Awareness

Meditation: Spacious Sky of Awareness - This meditation begins with a body scan that enables us to awaken... more

09 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Making the Whole World Your Friend

Making the Whole World Your Friend - A wonderful translation of the Pali word Metta is friendliness. This talk looks at... more

02 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life

Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life - This meditation establishes a gentle and caring presence through bringing the image and... more

02 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Refuge in the Wilderness - Pt2 – Coming Home to Embodied Presence

Refuge in the Wilderness - Pt2 – Coming Home to Embodied Presence - When we live from our mental control... more

23 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Meditation: Homecoming to Our Life Breath

Meditation: Homecoming to Our Life Breath - Perhaps the most universal place to collect and deepen attention is the breath. ... more

23 Feb 2023 · 15 minutes
Refuge in the Wilderness - Part 1

Refuge in the Wilderness - Part 1 - When we live from our mental control towers, we are in a... more

16 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
Meditation: Opening to Full Aliveness

Meditation: Opening to Full Aliveness - This meditation includes relaxing and awakening through the body, widening the lens to... more

16 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
The RAIN of Forgiveness

The RAIN of Forgiveness - The capacity to release the armoring of hatred and blame is intrinsic to our evolving consciousness.... more

09 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Meditation: Vipassana – Practice of Seeing Clearly

Meditation: Vipassana – Practice of Seeing Clearly - Vipassana, also known as insight meditation, is training in bringing a clear... more

09 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
How to Stop the War Against Yourself - A conversation with Tara Brach & Dan Harris

How to Stop the War Against Yourself - A conversation with Tara Brach & Dan Harris - It’s possible to... more

02 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Meditation: Opening to the River of Aliveness

Meditation: Opening to the River of Aliveness - This meditation guides us to awaken to sensation using the image of... more

02 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness - The Power of Self-Nurturing

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness - The Power of Self-Nurturing - While we all need to customize meditation, this is particularly important... more

26 Jan 2023 · 1 hour,
Meditation: Relaxing into Presence or Sleep

Meditation: Relaxing into Presence or Sleep - This meditation can help us to access a relaxed attentiveness, or alternately, serve... more

26 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
Meditation, Psychedelics, Mortality: A conversation with Tara and Roland Griffiths

Meditation, Psychedelics, Mortality: A conversation with Tara and Roland Griffiths - Roland is a long-term meditator, a psychopharmacologist and professor... more

19 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Meditation: The Silence That is Listening

Meditation: The Silence That is Listening - Listening to sounds is a powerful way to quiet the thinking mind and... more

19 Jan 2023 · 10 minutes
Trusting the Gold - Realizing Our Basic Goodness

Trusting the Gold - Realizing Our Basic Goodness - Can you imagine a world where humans are able to look... more

12 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Meditation: Relaxing with a Smile into Living Presence

Meditation: Relaxing with a Smile into Living Presence - This meditation guides us to awaken to sensation using the image... more

12 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
The Dalai Lama’s Guide to Happiness - Part 1 - with Dan Harris

Tara shares a podcast from Dan Harris: The Dalai Lama’s Guide to Happiness - Part 1 - Dan Harris (host... more

06 Jan 2023 · 5 minutes
Realizing Your Deepest Intention

Realizing Your Deepest Intention - The Buddha taught that this whole life – including our thoughts, feelings and actions –... more

05 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
Meditation: Awake Awareness is Our Home

Meditation: Awake Awareness is Our Home - This meditation guides us in awakening our awareness by opening to all our... more

05 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Freedom Beyond Selfing

Freedom Beyond Selfing - We spend many moments in a trance of selfing - preoccupied with the stories, wants and... more

29 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
Meditation: Letting Go and Letting Be

Meditation: Letting Go and Letting Be - We leave presence by contracting into thoughts and resisting the changing flow of... more

29 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
IntraConnected – Part 2: Conversation with Tara and Dan Siegel

IntraConnected – Part 2: Conversation with Tara and Dan Siegel - In this conversation, Tara interviews Dan about the themes... more

22 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
Meditation: "Yes" to Our Moments

Meditation: "Yes" to Our Moments - When we open without resistance to the changing flow of aliveness, we discover the... more

22 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
IntraConnected – Part 1: Conversation with Tara and Dan Siegel

IntraConnected – Part 1: Conversation with Tara and Dan Siegel - In this conversation, Tara interviews Dan about the themes... more

15 Dec 2022 · 46 minutes
Meditation: Body and Spirit

Meditation: Body and Spirit - As we relax and awaken through our physical body, we discover the formless dimension of... more

15 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Our True Nature - Emptiness Dancing (retreat talk) -

Our True Nature - Emptiness Dancing (retreat talk) - The most profound question in spiritual life is “who (or what)... more

08 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Meditation: Receiving Life in Open Awareness

Meditation: Receiving Life in Open Awareness - Our habit is to try to manage our experience from a mental control... more

08 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Embracing Life and Realizing the Nature of Awareness - Tara and Mingyur Rinpoche in Conversation

Embracing Life and Realizing the Nature of Awareness - Tara and Mingyur Rinpoche in Conversation - In this interview, Mingyur... more

01 Dec 2022 · 55 minutes
Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves (from retreat)

Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves (from retreat) - We can’t truly open to the waves of... more

01 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart - Gratitude is like breathing in – letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in... more

24 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
Meditation: Touching Peace

Meditation: Touching Peace - This guided meditation offers a pathway to quieting our mind and calming anxiety. We begin with... more

24 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
The Calling of These Times - Part 2

The Calling of These Times - Part 2 - The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of... more

17 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
Meditation: Calling on Your Awakened Heart

Meditation: Calling on Your Awakened Heart - In the midst of difficulty we need access to our deepest wisdom and... more

17 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
The Calling of These Times - Part 1

The Calling of These Times - Part 1 - The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of... more

10 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves

Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves - We can’t truly open to the waves of life unless... more

10 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Three Practices for Nurturing Wise Hope

Three Practices for Nurturing Wise Hope - Wise or spiritual hope includes the aspiration to manifest our full potential, individually... more

03 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
Meditation: Befriending Our Experience

Meditation: Befriending Our Experience - We begin the meditation with a sense of befriending our experience - with an intention... more

03 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Cultivating Inner Strength – A Conversation with Tara Brach and Lori Deschene

Cultivating Inner Strength – A Conversation with Tara Brach and Lori Deschene - What gives us the inner strength to... more

27 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
Meditation: At Home in the Moment

Meditation: At Home in the Moment - This meditation cultivates a gentle, wakeful presence in the body, with the “smile... more

27 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Beyond the Controlling Self - Part 2

Beyond the Controlling Self - Part 2  - It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger... more

20 Oct 2022 · 51 minutes
Meditation: Letting Life Be

Meditation: Letting Life Be - This meditation establishes an atmosphere of loving kindness with the “smile”; relaxes and awakens through... more

20 Oct 2022 · 23 minutes
Beyond the Controlling Self - Part 1

Beyond the Controlling Self - Part 1 - It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger... more

13 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
Meditation: Letting Go into Living Presence

Meditation: Letting Go into Living Presence - This guided meditation starts with a scan that invites relaxing and awakening through... more

13 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
The Liberating Power of Conscious Intention – Part 2

The Liberating Power of Conscious Intention – Part 2 - While we can’t change our past, we have the capacity... more

06 Oct 2022 · 50 minutes
Meditation: Resting in the Center of Now

Meditation: Resting in the Center of Now - This meditation awakens our senses and then guides us to rest in... more

06 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
The Liberating Power of Conscious Intention – Part 1

The Liberating Power of Conscious Intention – Part 1 - While we can’t change our past, we have the capacity... more

29 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
Meditation: Calling on Your Future Self

Meditation: Calling on Your Future Self - We have within us the wisdom and compassion that can carry us through... more

29 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
Radical Acceptance - Our Gateway to Love and Freedom

Radical Acceptance - Our Gateway to Love and Freedom - Our capacity to realize the truth of who we are... more

22 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Meditation: Saying “Yes” to Reality

Meditation: Saying “Yes” to Reality - Our suffering comes from tensing and resisting the life that’s here. This meditation guides... more

22 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 2

Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 2 - This series of talks offers guidance in transforming conflict into... more

15 Sep 2022 · 57 minutes
Meditation: Relaxing with Life

Meditation: Relaxing with Life - This meditation includes a mindful body scan and guidance in relaxing with the changing waves... more

15 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 1

Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 1 - This series of talks offers guidance in transforming conflict into... more

08 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
Meditation: Resting in a Sea of Presence

Meditation: Resting in a Sea of Presence - This mindful body scan leads us into a practice of relaxing back... more

08 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Concern for All Beings: Plant-Based Eating

Concern for All Beings: Plant-Based Eating – A conversation with Tara Brach and Tricycle‘s editor-in-chief, James Shaheen - A vegetarian... more

06 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Survival of the Nurtured – Our Path to Belonging

Survival of the Nurtured – Our Path to Belonging - We flourish when nurtured with love and understanding. Yet for... more

01 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
Meditation: The Presence Beyond Thoughts

Meditation: The Presence Beyond Thoughts - We spend many life moments in a trance of thinking. This meditation awakens the... more

01 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Awakening through Difficult Emotions: "The Poison is the Medicine"

Awakening through Difficult Emotions: "The Poison is the Medicine" - Most of us know the pain of getting stuck in... more

25 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
Meditation: Breath by Breath

Meditation: Breath by Breath - Our breath can be a home base that allows us to meet life with a... more

25 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 3: A Mirror

Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 3: A Mirror - This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have,... more

18 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
Meditation: Listening to Life

Meditation: Listening to Life - The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate... more

18 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 2: Inner Fire

Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 2: Inner Fire - This 3- part series explores three capacities we all... more

11 Aug 2022 · 46 minutes
Meditation: Open Awareness – Relaxing Back into Presence

Meditation: Open Awareness – Relaxing Back into Presence - This practice brings attention to the continuous space within and around... more

11 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness - This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that... more

04 Aug 2022 · 49 minutes
Meditation: Living Presence

Meditation: Living Presence - The pathway to experiencing full aliveness and openheartedness is by awakening awareness throughout the body. This... more

04 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
Awakening from the Landlocked Self

Awakening from the Landlocked Self - The Buddha taught that our suffering arises from forgetting who we are. This talk... more

28 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
Meditation: Befriending and Opening to Life

Meditation: Befriending and Opening to Life - This meditation establishes a gentle and caring presence through bringing the image and... more

28 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
Homecoming to Your True Nature

2022-07-20 - Homecoming to Your True Nature: Awakening beyond the separate, fearful self - Most of us unconsciously identify as... more

21 Jul 2022 · 1 hour,
Meditation: The Breath – Portal to Presence

Meditation: The Breath – Portal to Presence - The meditation begins with breathing mindfully to collect and calm the body... more

21 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence

From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence - The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion... more

14 Jul 2022 · 55 minutes
Meditation: Resting in Wakeful Presence

Meditation: Resting in Wakeful Presence - This meditation scans through the body - arriving in the foreground with sounds, feelings... more

14 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
Navigating the Dark Ages

Navigating the Dark Ages - How do we process and respond to increasing societal oppression and violence? What helps us... more

07 Jul 2022 · 43 minutes
Meditation: Cultivating a Gentle, Kind Attention

Meditation: Cultivating a Gentle, Kind Attention - This meditation calls on the image and felt sense of a smile as... more

07 Jul 2022 · 19 minutes
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2 - Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a... more

02 Jul 2022 · 49 minutes
Meditation: Letting Go

Meditation: Letting Go - One way of understanding meditation is a letting go of the habitual clenching of thoughts, the... more

29 Jun 2022 · 20 minutes
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1 - Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a... more

23 Jun 2022 · 55 minutes
Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life (16:11 min.)

Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life (16:11 min.) - This meditation establishes a gentle and caring presence through bringing the image... more

23 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
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Navigating the Dark Ages
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Navigating the Dark Ages - How do we process and respond to increasing societal oppression and violence? What helps us transform the... more