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Retreat Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Monday and Wednesday Talks

Regular weekly talks given at the lower Spirit Rock meditation hall

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2007-04-04 Developing Energy In Our Practice: Wise Effort - part 2 62:13
Donald Rothberg
A review of the traditional four “wise efforts,” formulated also in everyday (Kayalcins) language, followed by a discussion of some of the visible hazards of ‘wise effort practice” and of “effortless effect.”
2007-04-16 Dharma God 47:52
Kevin Griffin
Exploring Buddhadasa's teaching on "God", using the Twelve Step connection.
2007-04-18 Inquiry Beneath The Surface: Working With Difficulity - part 2 63:43
Donald Rothberg
In this second talk on inquiry beneath the surface through working with difficulties, we look at the basic conditioned reactions to pleasant and unpleasant, and look at how to practice and inquire on a personal and interpersonal level
2007-04-23 Responding To Violence 56:21
Nina Wise
How do we respond to violence? What is the root of violence? How do we address our self-loathing? Metta, Karuna, Sangha.
2007-04-30 Respect And The Dalai Lama 66:03
Jack Kornfield
Stories of the blessings of compassion, regret and mindfulness.
2007-05-02 Right Livelihood And Vocation 55:33
Donald Rothberg
Right livelihood, one of the factors of the Eightfold Path, is primarily focused on the ethical qualities of our work. We explore this factor, as well as the related sense of vocation or calling – to have one’s life and work express one’s gifts while contributing and providing a path to universal Dharma.
2007-05-14 Bodhicitta 54:25
Norman Fischer
2007-05-16 To Study The Self, To Forget The Self, To Be Oneself 55:21
Donald Rothberg
We use Dogen’s famous passage to explore issues of self and not-self, by looking at 1. how we study the self, 2. how, in studying the self, we forget the self, and 3. how, in forgetting the self, we are most ourselves and most fully with others.
2007-05-21 Respect And Wise Understanding 62:18
Jack Kornfield
2007-05-23 Attending To Beauty 58:34
Donald Rothberg
Beth Gendler, author of Notes On The Need For Beauty, reflects in dialogue with Donald Rothberg and the Sanga, on the nature of beauty, “cleansing the doors of perception, and the place of beauty in transformative practice.”
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