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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Waking Up Together

2017-11-01 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-11-02 Refuge in Sangha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:42
James Baraz
The Buddha said keeping the company of like-minded friends is one of the most important way to cultivate wholesome qualities in ourselves and that good friends are "the whole of the holy life." In this Waking Up Together retreat we explore why this is so and why Sangha is considered a "jewel", one of the Three Refuges in the teachings.
2017-11-03 Morning Session; Pam Dunn and Frank Ostaseski; Three Centers Listening. (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:23:38
Frank Ostaseski, Pam Dunn
2017-11-03 Three Poisons Meditation Instruction (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:16:46
Frank Ostaseski
2017-11-04 Day 3: Guided Meditation Q&A (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:16:23
James Baraz
Basic meditation instructions including breath, body, sounds as well as working with emotions and thoughts
2017-11-05 Strong Back/Soft Front Meditation Instruction (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:27
Frank Ostaseski
2017-11-05 Everyday Bodhisattvas-Compassion and Courage (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:31:49
Frank Ostaseski
2017-11-06 From Me to We: How Inter-Connectedness Manifests Intra-personally, Interpersonally and Societally (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:42
James Baraz
We are not separate from the rest of life. This is true in a very real sense biologically. We are an ecosystem with countless microorganisms in our body keeping us alive. Our relationships and need to belong determine whether we suffer or experience well-being. And when groups gather and are aligned a field of positive energy can be created where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
2017-11-07 Waking Up in the Real World 32:39
Vinny Ferraro
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