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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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2021-06-09 There Is No Time but the Present: Reflections on Impermanence 1:50:55
Sylvia Boorstein
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-06-07 Doing, Not-Doing, and The Doing That Comes from Not-Doing: In Meditation and in Daily Life 64:49
Donald Rothberg
We inquire into doing and not-doing in five ways: (1) identifying the importance of a number of different kinds of "doing" and skillful effort in meditation; (2) pointing also to the centrality of a kind of not-doing (or letting go of doing) and receptivity in meditation; (3) the importance of investigating the "doer" and one's identity as a doer, in a number of different ways, in meditation and daily life; (4) the vision of a doing that comes out of being, that comes out of a deep not-doing, a vision that we find in different spiritual traditions--here we mention ways that this vision is found in Jewish, Christian, Taoist, and Buddhist traditions; and (5) how we explore and cultivate this doing coming out of a deep not-doing in daily life, in "flow experiences," in activities in which we are deeply grounded, and in such areas as sports, music, art, and dance.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-06-03 Finding a Clearing of Spaciousness in the Mind 1:50:55
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-05-26 Reclaiming Our Strength Through the 5 Spiritual Faculties 68:57
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-05-20 Intention, Renunciation & True Happiness 21:23
Juliana Sloane
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-05-19 The Development of Faith, Confidence, and Trust 2 69:11
Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore the nature of faith (or confidence or trust), how it is developed, and the challenges that arise. We look at the traditional teachings on faith (or saddha) in several contexts, and examine how faith or confidence develops in our practice and in our lives We particularly look at some of the challenges that arise, both in the everyday experience of the Eight Worldly Winds, and in more protracted experiences of something like the "Dark Night of the Soul." The last part of the talk points to what mature faith, confidence, and trust look like, a kind of faith in our own depths and in our own deep resting in the nature of things. We then have a period of discussion and sharing.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-05-13 There Is No House Like the House of Belonging 26:08
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-05-12 The Development of Faith, Confidence, and Trust 1 1:11:36
Donald Rothberg
Our practice points toward a deep kind of faith (or confidence or trust) that is possible, in which there is faith both in our unique being and in our connection to being itself. We explore how we develop such faith, starting with a brief account of how faith (saddha) is understood in the teachings of the Buddha, and then exploring how faith is developed at different stages of our practice, particularly beginning and intermediate.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-05-07 The Buddha Has a Teaching for Them 21:46
Ayya Dhammadipa
The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

2021-05-07 Buddhanussati ~ A Springboard for the Heart & Mind 23:50
Ayya Santacitta
The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

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