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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2023-01-01 Happy New Year 58:23
Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara)
BIPOC Voices - Series

2022-12-31 An Appropriate Response (New Year's Eve Talk) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:00
Devon Hase
Dharma talk about Equanimity (tatramajjatata), Wise View (samma ditthi), and the teachings for a whole lifetime.
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-12-31 Morning Instructions: Working with Thoughts (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:49
Tuere Sala
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-12-30 Guided Meditation on Vedana (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:13
Devon Hase
A short talk and guided practice working with feeling tone.
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-12-29 The Inspiring Nature of the Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:51
Tuere Sala
The hindrances are a necessary part of practice. They build resolve, determination, stamina, and patience. They also inspire appreciation, inspiration and gratitude. This talk is about learning to connect with the inspiring nature of the hindrances.
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-12-22 Choiceless Awareness and Big Sky Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 34:53
Devon Hase
A short overview of Satipatthana practice including choiceless awareness, followed by a guided big mind meditation with singing bowls.
Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-21 Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:03
Devon Hase
Short talk explaining the four Brahma Viharas with images and similes, followed by a guided compassion practice for a suffering being and oneself.
Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-21 Talk: Practicing with Views and Beliefs 2 64:27
Donald Rothberg
We begin with an acknowledgment of the Winter Solstice, and the importance, in a time that is often very busy, of slowing down, like the earth in the Northern Hemisphere, of being relatively still and opening to the generative dimensions of darkness. We then review the main elements of what we explored last week, pointing to the main aspects of the Buddha's teaching on "views" (including belief, positions, etc.), explored through four core texts, and three ways of practicing with views. We then bring some further ways of practicing with views. One is opened up by working with the model, from Chris Argyris, of the "Ladder of Inference," in noticing tendencies to go from direct experience to generalizations (obviously very useful at times), and how sometimes reactivity drives us "up the Ladder" to generalizations. A second is in working with relatively unconscious or half-conscious views, whether about oneself, others, or the nature of things. We close with discussion, intentions, and the dedication of merit.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-12-20 The Path of Wholeness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:45
Nico Hase
personal stories and reflections on practice as a path of wholeness
Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-20 Mindfulness of Thoughts and Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:58
Devon Hase
Short talk and guided meditation, including RAINN
Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

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