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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2017-08-19 Skillful development of pleasure in practice and life (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:07
  Sally Clough Armstrong
Though the teachings on dukkha (suffering) are an important part of the Buddhist path, a skillful relationship to sukha (pleasure) actually played a significant part in the Buddha's awakening. This talk explores the wise use of pleasure and the cultivation of beautiful qualities of mind, especially in concentration practice.
Concentration Retreat

2017-08-18 From Directed Attention to Absorption (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:56
  Phillip Moffitt
The path from aiming and abstaining to deepest absorption.
Concentration Retreat

2017-08-17 Mindfulness of Breath: Energy, Effort, Discovery (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:12
  Eugene Cash
Various ways to practice Right Concentration focusing on the lived experience of knowing, experiencing, feeling, sensing, discovering, becoming intimate with the breath.
Concentration Retreat

2017-08-17 Divine Love as a Natural State: Yoga and Dharma Drop in program at Spirit Rock 2:13:41
  Ashley Sharp

2017-08-16 Compassion Equals Forgivess: Prayers for Those Who Hurt Us (Drop in program at Spirit Rock) 1:52:28
  Sylvia Boorstein

2017-08-15 The development of concentration (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:06
  Sally Clough Armstrong
This talk explores various supportive factors for the development of a calm and collected mind.
Concentration Retreat

2017-08-11 Self Love / Self Hate (Drop-in at Spirit Rock) 67:40
  Kevin Griffin

2017-08-10 Becoming Mindful of Thought (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:54
  Tempel Smith
Most people are lost in thought, mesmerized by thought, experiencing the content of thought as real events. With the practice of mindfulness we can first learn to turn away from the dominance of thought, and then bring awareness to the direct experience of thinking as a present time experience.
Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults

2017-08-09 To Know the Truth (Drop-in at Spirit Rock) 2:04:10
  Sylvia Boorstein

2017-08-07 The Metta Sutta, Dunkirk and The Last Dalai Lama, they sound like 3 different things but they’re not. Monday Night Meditation (Drop-in at Spirit Rock) 57:04
  Sylvia Boorstein
Sylvia discusses How to Become Like the Dalai Lama
Monday and Wednesday Talks

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