Unless you live in a cave and have concierge service, you most probably interact with people each day. Wisdom teachings tell us to 'see self in other and other in self.' But how? This talk explores some practical strategies for cultivating empathy, compassion and skill in how you relate to others and use your relationships to wake up.
We all encounter the great losses of our own health and life, and of cherished others. We are conditioned to resist opening to the rawness and grief that comes with loss. This talk describes the refuge of presence in the face of loss, and the gift of timeless love that arises as we make peace with the reality of this living, dying world. [NOTE: Tara was traveling this week, so offering a well-loved talk from 2010.]
An exploration of what the practice of mindfulness consists of, with reference to traditional and contemporary definitions and the Buddhas teaching in the Satipatthana Sutta, with the aim of clarifying what is really meant by this widely-used term and why it is a practice that can free us from suffering.
In the fourths Noble Truth, The Buddha outlines the path that leads to the end of suffering. This path is not just about meditation practice, but includes every aspect of our lives. In this journey we naturally, out of our own experiences and wisdom, align our perspective of the world with the Dharma.