Donate  |   Contact


The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Tara Brach's Dharma Talks
Tara Brach
A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly.
     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 97 98 99 100
2021-05-12 Meditation: Being Here for Life 18:03
It’s easy to race through our seasons and miss the mystery and preciousness of unfolding moments. This meditation invites us into an embodied, openhearted presence and includes a poem by Pat Schneider called “Instructions for the Journey.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-05-12 Bridging the Divide: Learning to Tend and Befriend 52:02
One of the great sufferings facing us is the growing divide between humans with different views, different realities. This talk looks at several levels of divides—being at war with ourselves, creating separation in our personal relationships, and societal divides. We then reflect on how we can evolve consciousness from the trance of “Fight, Flight, Freeze” to the wholeness that arises with “Tend and Befriend.”
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-05-05 Meditation: Letting Go into Living Presence 18:31
We resist reality by tensing our body and contracting into thoughts. This meditation guides us into letting go of resistance by surrendering over and over into the aliveness and presence that is right here.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-05-05 Three Dimensions of Conscious Prayer 53:23
Prayer can be a creative, vibrant and infinitely tender part of our spiritual awakening. This talk explores the dimensions of embodied presence, sincere expression and silence that bring transformational power to our prayers.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-04-28 Meditation: From Head to Full Being 19:05
When we are lost inside thoughts we lose connection with our heart, aliveness and spirit. This meditation guides us to a wakeful presence and invites us to return over and over from virtual reality into the mysterious, tender vastness that is our true being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-04-28 Namaste: Honoring the Light in All Beings 60:00
The ritual of Namaste - bowing to the sacred in ourselves and others - helps us live from the loving awareness that is our true nature. This talk looks at how we suffer because we forget this basic goodness, and explores the pathways of remembering that carry us home.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-04-21 Meditation – Opening to Full Aliveness 18:31
Our tension is a way of defending against the aliveness that is here and now. This meditation guides us in relaxing tension, awakening our senses and discovering the vitality and presence that express our natural being.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-04-21 Belonging to the Earth 48:39
As a species, forgetting our belonging to our larger body of Earth is causing suffering for this entire living web. In this talk we look at what causes and sustains this trance of forgetting. We then explore the ways we each can awaken a sense of loving connectedness and active caring toward our natural world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2021-04-14 “Make Love of Your Self Perfect” - retreat talk 63:24
Like a dense fog, chronic self -judgment blocks the light of our true nature. This talk explores the challenges to loving the life within us, and the pathways of practice that lead to holding our own being and all life in a boundless tender heart.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2021 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2021-04-14 Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath 17:46
This guided practice has a short period of relaxing the body, and establishes the breath as a home base for attention. We practice arriving again and again, deepening the pathway of homecoming. The meditation ends with lovingkindness for ourselves and our world.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2021 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life

     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 97 98 99 100
Creative Commons License