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2020-01-22 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha Mind 12: Exploring Our Experience of Time 3 62:51
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to investigate our experience of time, focusing first more extensively on common patterns of experiencing time in a conditioned way. We then point to three main ways that our sense of time is transformed as we awaken, related to a deepened sense of impermanence as well as a greater sense of presence, and, finally, a movement, so to speak, into timeless awareness. Relatedly, we point to four main ways of practicing to investigate our experience of time, related first to examining our various conditioned constructions of time, and then to opening further to impermanence, presence, and timeless awareness, which can then also, to speak, hold time.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-01-19 Metta (Lovingkindness), Equanimity, and Daily Life Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 66:05
  Donald Rothberg
We explore two dimensions of integration in metta practice: (1) connecting metta and the awakened heart with wisdom, especially through the connection between metta and equanimity; and (2) pointing to ways to continue our metta practice in several dimensions of daily life—in individual practice, in being with others, and in our participation in the wider social world.
January Metta Retreat

2020-01-18 Happiness and Letting Go (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:38
  Beth Sternlieb
Generosity, Sila, Wisdom, Compassionate Listening on the Path to awakening.
January Metta Retreat

2020-01-17 Lovingkindness for Self (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 38:09
  Eve Decker
With song at end
January Metta Retreat

2020-01-16 When we consider suffering, kindness is the only response. (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:46
  Sylvia Boorstein
January Metta Retreat

2020-01-16 Thursday Morning 21:36
  Grace Fisher
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Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-01-15 Compassion, Community-Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:15
  Beth Sternlieb
"One who loves has the key to unlock the door to ultimate reality: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January Metta Retreat

2020-01-15 Day 2 Brahmavihara Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:22
  Donald Rothberg
Instructions for "radiating metta" and guided practice.
January Metta Retreat

2020-01-15 The Buddha under the Tree Story is True 1:55:28
  Sylvia Boorstein
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-01-14 The Transformative Power of Metta Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:21
  Donald Rothberg
Guided by a recent translation of a poem about metta practice by an early Buddhist nun, from The First Free Women, we contemplate the simple yet radical and profound spirit of metta practice. The author tells us: "I have followed this Path of friendship to its end. And I can say with absolute certainty—it will lead you home.” We look at how metta cuts through fear, how it deepens concentration, how we work with the challenges of metta practice, how we navigate the “purification process” linked with metta practice, and how we integrate the kind heart, mindfulness, wisdom, and skillful action.
January Metta Retreat

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