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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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2022-01-16 Evening Dharma Talk--(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 67:19
Gulwinder Singh
Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart

2022-01-15 Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public: Celebrating Dr. King's Legacy of Love--(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:25
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Given on Dr. King's birthday, we explore how we can each give rise to bodhicitta and support the realization of justice: the expression of love in public. Kaira Jewel first shares about the personal impact of Dr. King on her life, introducing her father, Al Lingo, who makes a cameo appearance to briefly share about working with Dr. King in the Civil Rights Movement in the South. She then explores the friendship between Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. King and their common effort to build the Beloved Community. Then we look at how caring for ourselves is caring for others and vice versa, and how bodhicitta is an inexhaustible source of energy and confidence, because it helps us clarify what our ultimate concern is. We end with how we can engage in activism, and work on behalf of the world in a way that doesn’t lead to burnout.
Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart

2022-01-14 Metta and Forgiveness--(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:14
Donald Rothberg
We first explore several important themes in metta practice: (1) how metta practice can be seen as a training in learning to “lead” with the heart; (2) ways of working with difficult experiences, such as anger, fear, and the presence of the judgmental mind, that can arise in the “purification” process connected with metta practice; (3) how metta practice opens us to our radiant depths; and (4) the nature of metta practice with the “difficult person” and its connection with forgiveness practice. Then we explore the nature of forgiveness—clarifying what it is and isn’t; distinguishing between forgiveness as an outer, interpersonal and social process, giving several examples, including from the Heiltsuk indigenous tradition and South Africa, and forgiveness as an inner practice; and identifying some of dynamics of inner forgiveness practice.
Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart

2022-01-13 Intention, Commitment & Determination: Balancing the 3 Legged Stool 1:31:00
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-01-13 Refuge, Awareness, and Ground 20:59
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2022-01-12 How to Meet Obstacles in Metta Meditation--(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:42
Kaira Jewel Lingo
We begin with metta as heart training, a practice of awakening and growing our heart and explore how our practice of metta can also support and help to transform others. Then we move into obstacles to metta meditation and how to practice with them, covering when metta feels mechanical, distractions, grief, doubt, anger, and struggling to offer metta to ourselves. We close looking at how metta can be a protection and also how the Earth can be a source and inspiration for metta.
Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart

2022-01-11 The Nature of Metta and Metta Practice--(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:49
Donald Rothberg
Metta practice is one version of the ancient vocation to live from kindness and love, that is found across spiritual traditions. In Buddhist tradition, it is in the family of “heart practices” that are called the brahmavihara: Lovingkindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity. In this context, we explore how metta practice both opens us up to this deep kindness and warmth and to what is the way of metta. We also examine some of the challenges of metta practice.
Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart

2022-01-08 Evening Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:12
Howard Cohn
Waking Up In The Midst Of It All

2022-01-07 Waking up with the Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:38
Susie Harrington
The five Spiritual Faculties of Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration, and Wisdom give us both a map for the natural unfolding of our practice and a guide for how to orient and encourage its development.
Waking Up In The Midst Of It All

2022-01-06 Mindfulness of Hindrances and Beautiful Mind States (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:02
Tara Mulay
Waking Up In The Midst Of It All

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