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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2021-04-14 Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life: Guided Meditation 1 28:40
Donald Rothberg
About a 30-minute guided meditation emphasizing the balance of more active "doing" and more receptive awareness (a kind of "not-doing") in meditation. We start with intentions and then settling of attention and awareness, followed by opening up to what is predominant, integrating both more active and more receptive dimensions of practice. This session is followed by a talk on the theme of doing and not-doing in meditation and daily life, and a second guided meditation, which goes more deeply into not-doing.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-04-08 Work is Love Made Visible 22:15
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-04-07 The Preciousness of Life and Connection 1:49:10
Sylvia Boorstein
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-04-01 Stonecatchers: Civility and the Dharma 22:30
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-03-31 Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life 3 68:17
Donald Rothberg
We start with a brief review of what we’ve explored in the last two sessions on this theme, including the importance of both doing and not-doing in Buddhist practice and the nature of identification with the “doer” (and the related themes of self, time, and the future). We then go into more depth inquiring into the nature of the “doer,” including a brief guided meditation looking into the experience of “doing” and opening to not-doing in meditation. We lastly further investigate traditions (Jewish, Christian, Taoist, and Buddhist) that point to the importance of a doing coming out of not-doing, and ways that we can experience and explore this doing coming out of not-doing in daily life, including in the experiences of creativity in art and music, and being “in the zone” in sports.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-03-25 Violence & Beauty: How to Hold it All 22:51
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-03-24 Cultivating an Appropriate Response to Violence Yet Again 1:19:28
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-03-18 Wise Mindfulness: Keeping it Simple 30:01
Syra Smith
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-03-17 What Is Still True 1:53:07
Sylvia Boorstein
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-03-11 Your Love is Fierce Enough: Wise Action in Challenging Times 24:49
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

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