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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

February Monthlong

2020-02-01 (28 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2020-02-02 Day One Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:53
  Tempel Smith
As an introduction to Insight meditation we start with physical and mental relaxation, and then finding a home base or anchor for our attention in the stream of sounds, body sensations or what sensation arise in the body as we breathe. The first step is establishing steady calm abiding in the flow of the present.
2020-02-02 Faith in Our Potential for Transformation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:10
  Kamala Masters
Understanding Faith in the Buddha's teaching and in ourselves.
2020-02-03 Day Two Afternoon Instructions - Opening Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:16
  John Martin
Includes beginning instructions for Metta practice and instructions for "Easy Being".
2020-02-03 Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:50
  James Baraz
The Five 'Spiritual Faculties describe the unfolding of our practice. From Faith through Wise Effort, cultivating Mindfulness, deepening Concentration, flowering as Wisdom.
2020-02-04 Day Three Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:22
  James Baraz
A guided meditation refining awareness of breath to deepen concentration.
2020-02-04 Day Three Afternoon Instructions: Metta like a Gentle Rain (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:08
  Beth Sternlieb
When the body relaxes, Metta can permeate our being like a gentle rain.
2020-02-04 Listening Our Way Into the Body (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:59
  Susie Harrington
The body is our home, our vehicle to freedom and our connection to the Great Mystery. This talk explores the skillful means and the opportunities of this foundational practice.
2020-02-05 Day Four Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:46
  Susie Harrington
8-precept intro and chanting; at 15 minutes, practicing in the body instructions with body scan and practice guidance.
2020-02-05 Gratitude, Generosity and Sila: Foundational Supports for Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:02
  John Martin
Gratitude, Generosity and Sila support happiness, joy, a sense of enoughness and renunciation. The practice of Sila is conducive to liberation.
2020-02-06 Day Five Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:36
  John Martin
Mind States, Moods and Emotions
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