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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2022-08-17 12 Steps of Breathing Concentration (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:50
Tempel Smith
When the Buddha taught detailed instructions for breath meditation he often used 16 steps from initial meditation to complete freedom. The first 12 steps on the common meditation guidelines to develop stable concentration and experience a mind temporarily free from inner turmoil.
Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-17 Guided Meditation: Connect & Continue (Vitakka & Vicara) As Our Two Best Friends in Concentration Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:55
Nikki Mirghafori
In this guided meditation, we explore connecting with our intention, relaxing the body, and then devote ourselves to the first two jhanic factors: vitakka and vicara, initial application and sustained application, or connect and continue. The guidance ends with planting the seeds for gladness and joy by noticing the absence of the hindrances, as taught in the satipatthana sutta.
Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-16 Dharma Talk: Samadhi, the Five Jhanic Factors, and the Five Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:03
Nikki Mirghafori
What is samatha Practice (concentration)? Why practice samatha? What is the different between samatha (a practice), samadhi (the state), and vipassana (insight practice)? What are the five jhanic factors? And how do we work with the five hindrances, or rather, "coverings," in samatha practice as opposed to insight practice?
Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-16 Metta As Support For Concentration Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:19
Amana Brembry Johnson
To follow the thread of kindness and friendliness along the middle path, you will see that Metta is the road map that leads to internal freedom. It is a guiding light that weaves itself through every aspect, every step, along this path of liberation.
Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-15 An Overview to Concentration Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:58
Phillip Moffitt
A Guide for Understanding the how and why of Concentration practice.
Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-15 For the Welfare of the Whole World 49:38
JD Doyle
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-08-12 Dharma and Recovery 1:25:35
Kevin Griffin
Dharma and Recovery

2022-08-11 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:27
Tuere Sala
Exploring the present moment with earth, wind, water, and bringing in the fire element.
The Elements: Cultivating Embodied Experience of Emptiness & Fullness

2022-08-10 Relaxing the Edges of Time: Four Cardinal Teachings for a Lifetime of Practice 69:59
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-08-07 Generosity - Our Innate Nature 59:25
Pawan Bareja
BIPOC Voices - Series

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