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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-01-10 Not Knowing But Keeping Going 1 61:50
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the centrality of the practice of "not knowing," that helps us to move from ordinary knowing to extraordinary knowing. We examine both the obvious value of many kinds of knowing and the shadow side of knowing, including its habitual and often addictive nature. Then we look at three ways of practicing not knowing: (1) in our mindfulness practice; (2) in listening to others as a practice; and (3) in being with transitional periods in our lives, when some important aspect of our lives remains unresolved.

2018-01-09 Can You Wake More Up Than Up? (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:43
  Sylvia Boorstein
January Metta Retreat

2018-01-08 What's Love Got to Do With It? (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:24
  Larry Yang
Love and Non-Enlightenment
January Metta Retreat

2018-01-06 The Process of Practicing Metta: How Metta Develops 56:08
  Donald Rothberg
We look from several perspectives at the nature of metta. We then identify several ways that metta practice develops, as we deepen in samadhi (concentration); as we learn to "lead" with our awakened hearts; as we work through difficult states, emotions, and unconscious material that may block metta; as we integrate metta with our wisdom and embodiment; and as we bring our metta practice out into the world.
January Metta Retreat

2018-01-06 Building and Rebuilding Trust - Part 2 2:09:56
  David Richo
Though we cannot always trust others, we can choose to act with trustworthiness toward others no matter how they treat us. As we practice unconditional trustworthiness we notice a wonderful result: We become less disappointed when others fail us. Our focus has shifted from ourselves as victims of others’ betrayals to our own commitment to trustworthiness. We still see that some people are not trustworthy and we feel sadness and compassion. But as long as we do not follow suit, we are not as hurt as we once were—and we like ourselves more. This workshop focuses not only on trust and trustworthiness in relationships but also in ourselves and in life's givens, what happens beyond our control, and the power of dharma in our lives. We learn to build trust as relationships begin and see it grow as we mature in our commitment. Trust can be broken in relationships. We can find ways to heal the wounds such betrayals cause.

2018-01-06 Building and Rebuilding Trust: Part 1 2:04:31
  David Richo
Though we cannot always trust others, we can choose to act with trustworthiness toward others no matter how they treat us. As we practice unconditional trustworthiness we notice a wonderful result: We become less disappointed when others fail us. Our focus has shifted from ourselves as victims of others’ betrayals to our own commitment to trustworthiness. We still see that some people are not trustworthy and we feel sadness and compassion. But as long as we do not follow suit, we are not as hurt as we once were—and we like ourselves more. This workshop focuses not only on trust and trustworthiness in relationships but also in ourselves and in life's givens, what happens beyond our control, and the power of dharma in our lives. We learn to build trust as relationships begin and see it grow as we mature in our commitment. Trust can be broken in relationships. We can find ways to heal the wounds such betrayals cause.

2018-01-03 A New Beginning at a Time of Need and Crisis 65:44
  Donald Rothberg
Framing practice broadly in terms of our individual, relational, and collective practice, we explore on New Years Day the meaning of letting go and setting intentions, being in touch with visions. We end with a short ritual of letting go and setting intentions.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2018-01-01 Monday Night Dharma Talk 1:23:40
  Donald Rothberg

2018-01-01 The Heart of the Bodhisattva (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:48
  Spring Washam
Teachings on the power of the heart
New Years Insight

2017-12-30 Mind Fullness of Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:08
  Eugene Cash
Working with the conventional mind, including judging and comparing, and the unity of Small Mind and Big Mind.
New Years Insight

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