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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2020-03-01 Qualities of Mindfulness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:26
  Andrea Fella
March Monthlong

2020-02-29 Brief Intro to Felt Sense of Satipatthana 25:53
  Phillip Moffitt
March Monthlong

2020-02-28 Building Practice Momentum (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:30
  Tempel Smith
One of the great opportunities of sitting a long silent retreat is to take the momentum of practice forward into our daily lives.
February Monthlong

2020-02-27 Wise Inner and Outer Speech (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:26
  Beth Sternlieb
February Monthlong

2020-02-26 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha Mind 15: Working with Our Psychological Conditioning 2 52:45
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore the role of working with transforming psychological conditioning and unresolved material (incomplete developmental tasks, developmental wounds, trauma, limiting beliefs, etc.) in a contemporary path of awakening. Using the concepts of unconscious material and of the “shadow” (individual and collective), we point to how the Buddha faced his own shadow (the four heavenly messengers that he found outside of his conditioning in the palace). We then explore some tools and ways to open to and work with unconscious or shadow aspects of ourselves, both in and out of formal meditation.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-02-26 The Appropriate Response of Wisdom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:12
  Gulwinder Singh
The highest of all teachings is "an appropriate response" that response that leads to the lessening of suffering for ones self and others. Less of a "thing" but more of an ongoing process of inquiry.
February Monthlong

2020-02-25 Wise Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:49
  John Martin
This talk emphasizes Wise Intention in the context of a long retreat: Wise Intention includes the three aspects of renunciation (letting go of the sense desire), loving kindness and compassion.
February Monthlong

2020-02-25 Day 24 Afternoon Instructions: Upekkha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:23
  Susie Harrington
Guided meditation for embodying equanimity: neutral, friend and self
February Monthlong

2020-02-24 Everything Leans (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:12
  Susie Harrington
An exploration of the infinity contingent emptiness of all phenomena.
February Monthlong

2020-02-24 Day 23 Afternoon Instructions: Mudita (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:48
  Gulwinder Singh
February Monthlong

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