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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-08-31 "Liberating the Mind" 40:14
  Ayya Anandabodhi
A reflection on the challenges of our time, and cultivating the Four Boundless Qualities as a way to meet these challenges and transform our life and the lives of others.

2019-08-31 "The Brahmavihara and Anatta" - A practice for our times of transition 33:16
  Ayya Santacitta

2019-08-30 Getting Real with your Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:03
  Sharda Rogell
The five difficult mind states, classically laid out by the Buddha, that obstruct open heart and free mind, and the potential for deepening insight and wisdom.
Labor Day Insight Retreat

2019-08-29 Five Spiritual Faculties (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:45
  James Baraz
This talk describes how the meditative process unfolds starting with trust or faith and culminating in liberating wisdom.
Labor Day Insight Retreat

2019-08-28 Practicing with Conflict 2 65:51
  Donald Rothberg
We explore further how to connect dharma practice with being skillful with conflict. We look at the various forms of conditioning around conflict, including the prevalent negative connotations of the word, “conflict,” the very common conditioning to either avoid conflicts or “act out” in conflicts (with avoidance being much more prevalent in our group), the tendency to see conflicts dualistically (in terms of winner vs. loser, right vs. wrong), and the tendency to project negative qualities onto one’s opponent. We examine more briefly some of the meditative resources for working with conflict and the importance of empathy, before focusing on the “win-win” or “both-and” model of conflict transformation; we work with several examples of conflicts given by the group.
Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Handout on Johan Galtung’s Work by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2019-08-26 Samadhi: A Whole Heart in Daily Life 61:54
  Tempel Smith
While we often discover samadhi (whole heartedness) first on retreat, it's finding samadhi in every day life which can give us the greatest joy. How can live with a more whole attention? And joy from within?
Concentration Retreat

2019-08-26 Who Are You? The Mystery of Identity and the Gift of Discovery, Understanding and Joy - Monday Night Dharma Talk 66:49
  Jack Kornfield

2019-08-25 The Eight Jhanas and the Three Characteristics 60:59
  Nikki Mirghafori
Concentration Retreat

2019-08-25 Guided Metta Practice #4: All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 36:00
  Beth Sternleib
"The next Buddha will be the Sangha" (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Concentration Retreat

2019-08-25 Day 7 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:39
  Phillip Moffitt
Concentration Retreat

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