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Mahasati Hand Meditation

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Mahasati hand meditation is a practice that can be particularly useful during times of excessive stress or emotional upheaval, or when our minds just won’t shut the f__k up no matter how much yogic breathing or how many rounds of mantras we’ve done. And yeah, I speak from experience.

I learned this practice at my most rock bottom of rock bottoms. I was at a rehab facility, three days into a seven-day stay in detox from alcohol. My body was still squeamish, my brain still racing, my hope nonexistent, and my self-loathing at an all-time high. As I lay in bed aware of the physical battle going on between withdrawal and the benzodiazepines I’d been given to help relax me and keep me from having a seizure, my thoughts raced—I’d just lost my job, my car was about to be repossessed, I had a court date and jail time awaiting me, and last but (definitely) not least, I was going to miss my brother’s wedding, the one where I was supposed to be his best man. Yeah, I was in rough shape.

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The True Meaning of Meditation

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The American way of meditation is now firmly a part of our lifestyle, and millions of people who have taken up yoga and learned about mindfulness feel quite comfortable meditating. I’m saying “the American way,” because it took scientific research and the promise of improved health to convince the average person that meditation wasn’t mystical, in a society where mystical implies religion, or in this case Hinduism.

 

The acceptance of meditation has been a good thing, but I wonder if its true meaning has taken hold. The situation today feels much like it was thirty years ago, when being serious about meditation meant you were a committed Buddhist or otherwise found the time to devote hours a day to sitting in lotus position. Meditation still has a split personality, one side promising nice benefits like relaxation and lower stress levels, the other side requiring you to get serious about renouncing everyday life and its demands.

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The Middle Path (Audio)

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Where do you find enlightenment? What is the secret to inner harmony and illumination? So many of you seek answers to these questions on your spiritual journeys. You try so hard to uncover the ultimate truth. Sometimes you believe you have found it on one path or another, and then it slips away. Come with me into a vibrational experience of centeredness, the sweet harmonic balance that encompasses all things. Wisdom lies in each step and each breath you take on the middle path.
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Try This Simple Night Meditation Called "The Evening Review"

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Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps that will get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than on all the other distractions that life presents to them. They think about their successes in the morning and practice day and night meditation as well.

Successful people are constantly proactive in the pursuit of their chosen objectives.

An important part of any focusing regimen is to set aside time at the end of the day—just before going to sleep—to meditate on your successes, review your goals, focus on your desired ideal future successes, and make specific plans for what you want to accomplish the next day.

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Igniting Boundless Receiving

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Relax. In relaxing, your entire being opens to receiving all the gifts of life: abundance, health, vitality, love, inner peace.  You are so much more than you know. It is time to restore your inner luminosity. In this meditation, I will take you on a journey through your vibrational centers, filling your entire being with light. With each deep breath, the flow of energy will increase, and your true abundant nature will move to the fore. Receive the blessing and power of your own life force and see it reflected in the world around you. A life of boundless abundance is yours.
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Get In Touch With Nature | Soul Inspirations 270

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I’m so truly delighted that winter is finally over, and Spring is trying to emerge! To see the spring bulbs pushing their way up and the profusion of spring colors starting to change the landscape from the grey blanket of winter snow to the fresh vibrant colors of Spring.

Every year, I remind myself that when I witness the re-birth of nature, it’s important to stop and tell myself how important it is to reconnect with the divine source and spend some much-needed time with nature. Fortunately for me, I have a little dog who insists I do that every day … but there’s more to connecting with nature than just walking my dog.

It’s essential that you don’t forget that we’re all part of nature, yet regardless of whether you live in the country or the city, it’s easy to lose touch and for nature to become almost alien to your daily routine. Being indoors for all these winter months, it easy to forget nature, but next time it rains, stop and look at the rain drops! Experience the breeze of the warm winds on your face or go and walk bare foot in the new grass, so that you start to reconnect with nature again.

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April Darshan Meditation - A Gift of Grace (video)

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Darshan means “to see” or “to reveal.” What is seen and revealed? Your divinity, your oneness, your essential Self. In Darshan, Panache Desai shares a state of oneness – the highest vibrational frequency and the most powerful force for transformation.

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Unleash Your Inner Rock Star (audio)

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When you get up every morning and look in the mirror, how do you feel? Do you like who you see, or do you cringe at your own image? The way you feel about yourself deep inside defines your outer experience each day throughout your life.

In this meditation, allow Panache to take you on an inner journey to self-love, that hidden aspect of yourself that you didn't even know you had. Feel the energy awaken within you, your own unique "rock star" specialness. Listen and remember who you really are. Then live it, full-out. "Self-love is contagious."

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Meditation and Short Talk: Basic Elements of a Mindfulness Meditation Sitting (audio)

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This short talk and guided meditation offers an overview of what many people find is a natural unfolding within a meditation sitting. It includes the process of arriving in an embodied presence, learning how to come back from thoughts, and then opening the attention mindfully to the changing flow of experience. The meditation provides generous space between prompts for practice.

This is a recording from the morning instructions and sit at the 2017 IMCW New Year retreat.

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Sonic infusion (audio)

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In Unified Physics we are a part of a grand and Infinite Continuum from the very tiny to the extremely large with everything connected, indeed a Connected Universe proven now in the equations of Nassim Haramein. As human beings, we fall right in the middle of this Continuum as the center point of connection able to imprint and influence the entirety, yes entirety of the Universe. This above perhaps all other "superpowers" within us is the most mystical ,magical and auspicious with much responsibility.

How will we see, use and ultimately harness this beautiful grace and influence?

In this sonic infusion Kennedy gently traverses the footprints we and all of Creation make in the Space Memory Network.

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March Darshan - A Gift of Grace (video)

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Join me for an all new darshan session where I share divine energy with the intention of establishing you in oneness and expanding your experience of fulfillment, peace and love each month.


Darshan means “to see” or “to reveal
.” What is seen and revealed? Your divinity, your oneness, your essential Self. In darshan, I share a state of oneness – the highest vibrational frequency and the most powerful force for transformation.


These sessions are offered as a blessing, without charge or requirements of any kind.

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February Darshan - A Gift of Grace (video)

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Join me for an all new darshan session where I share divine energy with the intention of establishing you in oneness and expanding your experience of fulfillment, peace and love each month.


Darshan means “to see” or “to reveal
.” What is seen and revealed? Your divinity, your oneness, your essential Self. In darshan, I share a state of oneness – the highest vibrational frequency and the most powerful force for transformation.


These sessions are offered as a blessing, without charge or requirements of any kind.

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Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us – Part 1 ~ (audio)

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A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning leads us to creating a bad self and turn on ourselves. These three talks explore how we subscribe to societal myths and beliefs that perpetuate this “bad othering,” and “bad selfing.” They then guide us in bringing a healing attention that can reveal the goodness that lives through all beings, and our innate connectedness. A core teaching is, “the boundary to who we include in our hearts is the boundary to our freedom.”

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Winds of Homecoming: How Intention Frees Our Heart

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The Buddha taught that we live our lives on the tip of intention, it is the seed of our future. This talk explores the difference between “limbic” intentions driven by grasping or fear, and intentions that are the call of our awakening heart. You will learn how to identify and shift from a “limbic” to wise intention, and several different ways you can more readily and regularly access your deepest aspiration.

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Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom

Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom

This talk explores the three archetypal refuges of truth, love and awareness. We look at the outer and inner aspects of each refuge, and then through guided reflections and a Refuge Ritual, deepen our commitment to the pathways that awaken our minds and free our hearts.

NOTE: Includes a Refuge Ritual at the end of the talk – if you’d like to participate, you’ll need some red string. We use “Classic crochet thread, size 10 in red” about 36 inches per person – available at craft stores. Sing along with The Three Refuges Chant sheet. 

Your support enables us to continue to offer these talks and meditations freely. If you value them, I hope you will consider offering a donation at this time at www.tarabrach.com/donation/.

With gratitude and love, Tara 

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That’s Wonderful

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When I told a good friend recently that I had lost my connection to God and could feel nothing during meditation, he responded, “That’s wonderful.” A month or so later, when I told him that the house where my partner and I rent our apartment was for sale and we would probably have to move, he again said, “That’s wonderful.” In both instances, he was expressing the wider perspective that something greater often arises out of a seeming loss. That turned out to be absolutely true. In the first case, the emptiness I felt opened me to an even deeper and more expansive divine connection; I had to be swept clean in order to receive it. In the second case, that For Sale sign was indeed a “sign” that it was time for Anne and me to move, which is now becoming an exciting exploration of possibilities.

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The power of your altar

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Many people have power points in their homes. These are usually places where they place their most important pictures, objects or memories. When you wish to formalize that power and create a space of expanded energy within your home, then it may be time to create an altar.

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Creating your altar – Connection and intention

Creating your altar – Connection and intention

Your altar represents the highest intention for your life. You are creating a space in your home or office that represents a point of connection to your highest Self, your teacher, your God, to Nature, your family or your goal. It is an elevation or prioritization of an important aspect that you honor, worship or aspire to. So it is important that is represent you personally.

There are a core group of intentions that your altar can focus upon and connect you to.

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The Gift of Silence: Quieting the Mind (audio)

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Through all spiritual traditions, there is a valuing of silence and stillness. When the mind has quieted, it becomes possible to see into the truth of what we are. Yet quieting can turn into a battle with the process of the thinking mind. This talk explores practices that allow us to settle in a natural way, the presence which is silence itself, and the wisdom and love that flows freely when we live from that silence.

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How to Create your Personal Altar

How to Create your Personal Altar

Altars are designed to create specific vibrational frequencies and to connect you to Universal energy. This might be embodied in an enlightened being, in nature or in an aspect of the Divine.

You may have only one or two choices as to where you place your altar, but there are specific locations that represent specific energies:

North is abundance and contains the color green

• Northeast is benevolent relationships and contains the color yellow.

• East is perfect health and contains the color white. 

• Northwest is enlightenment and contains the color gold.

• South is career advancement and contains the color red.

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