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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center


Insight meditation

2009-11-22 (11 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2009-11-23 It Doesn't Belong to You 54:30
Robert K. Hall
A description of the autonomy of life functions and how they all are independent of the ego-self when when the ego claims ownership.
2009-11-24 Live It Up 49:37
Trudy Goodman
Overcoming the brain's negative bias. Inclining the mind toward appreciation.
2009-11-25 4 Foundations as an Evolutionary Journey 58:34
Wes Nisker
2009-11-26 The Paradox of Completion 55:43
Teja Bell
Completion and Incompletion in the intimate weave of the Dharma of Understanding and then resting in the transcendent wisdom of pure unconditioned awareness.
2009-11-27 Wheel of Freedom 53:45
John Travis
The talk shares the wheel of Dependent Origination and how to tap into the Wheel of Freedom.
2009-11-28 With Every Breath, You Are Alive 57:28
Trudy Goodman
This talk weaves together questions from interviews about sexuality and gratitude for humanness with the 4 noble truths and 4 great vows and a smattering of dependent origination.
2009-11-30 Acceptance and Surrender: Personal Stories 57:09
Robert K. Hall
Acceptance involves "letting in" and "letting out" regardless of approval or disapproval. Surrender can only happen when "the me" opens to it all - the yes and the no, the me and not-me.
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