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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2023-05-09 The Sacredness of Dukkha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:18
Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spring Insight

2023-05-08 Seven Stages of the Spiritual Journey 1:18:10
Donald Rothberg
We work with the metaphor of the spiritual "journey" and distinguish seven successive stages of this journey, using as main reference points the poem by Mary Oliver called "The Journey" (read near the beginning and at the end of the talk), the life of the Buddha, the lives of several great practitioners in the Thai Forest Tradition (Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Chah, and Mae Chee Kaew), and our own lives. The stages begin with taking life for granted, move through some sense of unsatisfactoriness or inadequacy about our ordinary and habitual lives and a call for something more. They lead to some kind of departure from the ordinary and habitual, opening, typically with difficulties, challenges, and purification, to our more authentic being and awakening, at least to some degree, and returning in a way to our everyday lives. This journey can take many forms, and the stages can sometimes be successive, and sometimes all appear in a short period. After the talk, we have about 20 minutes of discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-05-07 Raining Zazen/Meditation 1:20:07
Rev. Keiryu Lien Shutt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2023-05-04 Afternoon Forgiveness Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 29:21
Justine Dawson
Practice forgiveness towards parts of yourself and others, from a ground of compassionate insight
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Magic of Awareness

2023-05-04 Embodying Shadow and Light of Equanimity 1:20:16
Grace Fisher
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2023-05-03 Cultivating Inner Freedom 66:16
JD Doyle
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2023-05-02 The Backward Step (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:37
Trudy Goodman
How to step back into awareness, into receiving each moment as awakening.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Magic of Awareness

2023-05-01 not yet titled 64:11
Kate Johnson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2023-04-30 Living with Deep Emotion 59:39
Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2023-04-27 Morning Instructions - Thoughts/Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:34
Tuere Sala
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat

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