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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
2020-02-05 Meditation: A Listening Presence 20:00
  Tara Brach
The receptivity of listening awakens us to the living stream of life. This meditation guides us in listening to sounds, and then listening to and feeling the aliveness of our bodies and the movement of the breath. We close with a simple offering of lovingkindness to our inner life and our world.

2020-01-25 Self Compassion 6:27:42
  Tara Brach
Book launch Self Compassion

2020-01-22 Meditation: Portal to Sacred Presence 22:00
  Tara Brach
This meditation includes a full body scan, and then opens the senses to all experience, allowing life to be just as it is. Awakening to the life of our body reveals the mysterious formless presence that is our source. We close with a poem from Danna Faulds, Trusting Prana.

2020-01-22 Embodied Presence (Part 1) - Planting our Roots in the Universe 47:40
  Tara Brach
In describing our human predicament and dis-ease, D.H. Lawrence says we are like a great tree with our roots in the air. We need to replant ourselves—in our bodies, hearts and spirit. These two talks are guides to replanting ourselves. In Part 1, we explore how we are so often dissociated from the life of our body, and the pathways home. Part 2 looks at the challenges of pain, fear and trauma, and how we can gradually and skillfully reconnect with a wholeness of being.

2020-01-15 Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath 20:34
  Tara Brach
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.

2020-01-15 Shifting from Limbic to Liberating Itention 48:32
  Tara Brach
Becoming conscious of our intentions is the first step to truly aligning our life with our heart. This talk explores identifying when we are being driven by grasping and fear, and ways we can bring compassion to unmet needs and discover the deeper longing – the liberating intention – that guides us to freedom.

2020-01-08 Meditation: Relaxed and Awake 17:14
  Tara Brach
This guided meditation helps us find ease and wakefulness in our body and mind. With the breath as our home base, we offer a gentle and full attention to the changing waves. We close with a beautiful poem, “Walk Slowly,” by Danna Faulds

2020-01-08 The Three Refuges - Gateways to Belonging and Freedom 55:44
  Tara Brach
We all need ways to guide our attention that allow us to find wisdom, love and freedom in the midst of our lives. This talk reviews three archetypal gateways—Buddha/awareness, Dharma/truth, and Sangha/loving community. Through teachings, guided meditations and a traditional refuge ritual, we engage together in bringing alive these pathways to healing and peace. (Note: Includes Refuges string tying ceremony and chanting the Refuges at end) St. Teresa of Avila says, “Only at the shrine where all are welcome will God sing loud enough to be heard.”

2020-01-01 Reintegration | Closing Dharma Talks, Q&A 59:56
  Tara Brach
2019 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion | with Tara Brach, Noliwe Alexander, Konda Mason and Jonathan Foust

2019-12-31 Awakening | Dharma Talk 58:32
  Jonathan Foust
2019 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion | with Tara Brach, Noliwe Alexander, Konda Mason and Jonathan Foust

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