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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.
2002-05-21 Radical Acceptance 51:34
The Buddha taught that suffering arises when we want life to be different than it is. Radical acceptance cuts through grasping and aversion and reveals the freedom of our true nature.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-03-20 Realizing Our Basic Goodness Pt 3 57:24
2002-03-13 Realizing our Basic Goodness Part 1 58:22
2002-02-27 Relationships As A Path Of Spiritual Awakening 42:36
Our human relationships give rise to pain and pleasure, fear, suffering and love. As we bring our experience into the light of mindful awareness, we awaken compassion and discover the truth of our connectedness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2002-01-23 Befriending Difficult Emotions 58:30
Often without realizing it, painful emotions, like fear or anger give rise to the conviction that "something is wrong". When instead we receive our inner weather with an acceptance and wise attention, we reconnect with our national compassion and wholeness.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2002-01-09 The Power Of Intention 45:56
Intention shapes our reality and is an essential part of the Buddha's Eight-Fold Path. Explore how the practice of intention -- remembering what we cherish -- can energize and guide us on the spiritual path.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2001-10-25 Path Of A Bodhisattva - The Power Of Caring 57:31
Touching the source that awakens our hearts and is of benefit to all beings.
Sevenoaks Pathwork Center
2001-10-23 Awakening From The Trance 58:56
The sense of being a "separate self" seems quite real and both filters and contracts our moment to moment experience of life. This talk investigates how the compelling show of separate self arises and how we can recognize and relax into our naturally radiant, compassionate and unconfined awareness.
Sevenoaks Pathwork Center
2001-06-13 Transforming Fear 59:17
When we are identified inside the body of fear, our life contracts and our heart becomes hard. With the practices of mindfulness and compassion, we open our sense of being into the loving awareness that has room for fear.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2001-06-06 Desire And Awakening Spirit 53:47
When desire unfolds into craving and addiction, it becomes the source of great suffering. This talk examines the nature of desire, and the attitudes and practices that allow us to relate to this energy with freedom. When regarded wisely, desire is the stream that returns us to the ocean of loving.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

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