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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-05-14 The Practice of Developing Samadhi (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:10
  Donald Rothberg
After examining the nature and importance of samadhi practice, we focus on how to practice samadhi and the main challenges to developing samadhi (and how to work with these challenges).
Settling, Seeing and Spacious Awareness Retreat

2018-05-14 Day 1: Brahma Vihara Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:34
  Kamala Masters
Equanimity and Awareness Retreat

2018-05-11 Maranasati: Grateful for Life and Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:51
  Eugene Cash
Maranasati leads to being real and being grateful for both life and death. As we mature and deal directly with the truth of death we value life and the preciousness of existence. This reality brings gratefulness of all that is given–– our bodies, hearts, minds, the earth, sky, universe and each moment.
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)

2018-05-11 Working with rigorous honesty - Dharma and Recovery Program 55:58
  Walt Opie

2018-05-11 Day 6 Morning Instructions: Aspirations for living from the perspective of our deathbed. (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:02
  Nikki Mirghafori
In this morning's guided meditation, first we settle in with the body, appreciating the intimacy and the impersonality of experience, holding both experiences equally valid. Then, we look at our lives from the vantage point of our deathbed (far in the future, only for the purpose of this thought exercise) and reflect on aspirations that arise for living our life in this precious human birth, however long we have left.
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)

2018-05-10 Maranasati: "If my life is for rent...nothing I have is truly mine." (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:25
  Nikki Mirghafori
Three fruits of maranasati practice are discussed: 1) preparing for our moment of death with fearlessness and peace. Topics of Near Death Experiences (NDE) and rebirth are presented with a don't know mind. 2) Living THIS limited, precious life fully, with gratitude, forgiveness, generosity and letting go. 3) Awakening, liberation, nibbana -- Maranasati is a practice towards liberation, arising insights into the three marks of existence (anicca, dukkha, anatta).
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)

2018-05-09 Story of Anathapindika: Death and Letting go (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:42
  Eugene Cash
Anathapindika was one of the foremost householder followers of the Buddha. As he is dying Sariputta and Ananda go to comfort him. Seeing his imminent death they offer teachings never before given to householders. He receives the radical teachings of not clinging, letting go of all experience and waking up.
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)

2018-05-09 Morning Instructions: Maranasati (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:06
  Bhikkhu Analayo
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)

2018-05-09 Happiness and Paramis 2:14:22
  Sylvia Boorstein

2018-05-08 Death contemplation awakens us to life (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:53
  Nikki Mirghafori
In this talk, Nikki Mirghafori (first ~30 minutes) and Eugene Cash (the rest) discuss how death contemplation helps us awaken to living this life, with embracing letting go and not knowing.
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)

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