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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2020-10-06 Guided Meditation: Feelings and their elaborations 54:09
  Matthew Brensilver
Fall Insight Meditation Retreat with Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala and Dawn Scott

2020-10-05 The Parami of Truthfulness 47:33
  Matthew Brensilver
Dharma Talk
Fall Insight Meditation Retreat with Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala and Dawn Scott

2020-10-04 "The Arriving Meditation” for establishing mindfulness and presence 57:46
  Phillip Moffitt
Guided Meditation
Fall Insight Meditation Retreat with Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala and Dawn Scott

2020-10-03 "Patience and Persevering: Two Empowerments from the Paramis" 47:49
  Phillip Moffitt
Dharma Talk
Fall Insight Meditation Retreat with Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala and Dawn Scott

2020-10-03 Guided Meditation: Settling into the Body 40:14
  Matthew Brensilver
Fall Insight Meditation Retreat with Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP; Matthew Brensilver, PhD; Tuere Sala and Dawn Scott

2020-09-30 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 8: The Foundations of Wise Speech 5: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 3 1:11:01
  Donald Rothberg
We review eight important capacities that help us to be skillful in difficult and challenging situations involving speech and communication. We then continue to explore how we might combine more "inner" and more "outer" responses, here focusing especially on "inner work" with difficult emotions (we look at working with anger and fear), thoughts and narratives (we look particularly at those connected with the judgmental mind), and body states. A discussion follows the talk.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-09-24 Creatively Imagining Collective Liberation 50:16
  Kate Johnson
Dharma Talk
No Part Left Out: A Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Womxn

2020-09-23 Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 7: The Foundations of Wise Speech 4: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 2 1:10:06
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of the foundations of wise speech and the eight guidelines for skillful speech when there are difficult or challenging situations, we explore the connection of inner practices with such situations. We look at two dimensions of such practice: (1) looking at and transforming conditioning that makes it hard to engage in such situations, such as related to negative views about conflict and anger, and discerning when there is spiritual bypassing in relationship to difficulties; and (2) bringing mindfulness, inquiry, and investigation to difficult emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, etc.,and to thoughts and narratives (especially generated by the judgmental mind). We will continue this exploration, including of difficult body states, next time..
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-09-23 Meeting Strong Emotions 58:17
  Kate Johnson
Dharmette & Guided meditation
No Part Left Out: A Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Womxn

2020-09-21 Our Women Ancestors: Finding a Way Out of No Way 51:03
  Pamela Weiss
Dharma Talk
No Part Left Out: A Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Womxn

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