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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2022-12-19 Fear and Courage on the Path 46:10
Devon Hase
Reflections on working with difficult emotions, including fear. Stories and poems too!
Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-19 Afternoon sit with Instruction 46:28
Carol Cano
Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-18 Nivaranas Dharmette (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:37
Devon Hase
Short talk and guided meditation on working with the hindrances (nivaranas)
Insight Meditation Winter Solstice Retreat: Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light

2022-12-14 Where Does It Hurt? Evening Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:58
Noliwe Alexander
Earth, Awareness, and Being

2022-12-14 Shantidava for Queer People 44:37
Daigan Gaither
Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2022-12-14 Talk: Practicing with Views and Beliefs 1 67:26
Donald Rothberg
Practicing with views, beliefs, opinions, and narratives is a central part of our practice (in relationship to ourselves, to others, and in the larger society and world) and was strongly emphasized in the teachings of the Buddha. In this talk, we explore how the Buddha taught on views, emphasizing four core teachings. We then inquire into what is particularly problematic in our relationship to views is the way that we potentially are reactive in relation to views--habitually grasping and pushing away with our views. We then suggest three foundational practices for working with views and beliefs. There is finally about a twenty-minute discussion period.
Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • The Buddha on “Views: Four Texts by Donald Rothberg (PDF)

2022-12-14 Lightly Guided Meditation: Practicing with Views and Beliefs 35:59
Donald Rothberg
After some foundational mindfulness instructions, there's an invitation to track for views and beliefs when they appear, whether just for a few moments or in a more sustained way, linked perhaps with reviewing an interaction with someone or something that happened. Near the end, there's guidance to bring to mind a situation in the last few days in which there was a strong sense of a view taken and then explore the experience of holding a strong view.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-12-14 The Heart's Wisdom (Retreat At Spirit Rock 1:10:33
Ayya Anandabodhi
Earth, Awareness, and Being

2022-12-13 The Four Divine Abidings (Retreat At Spirit Rock) 58:16
Ayya Anandabodhi
Opening, healing and transforming the heart.
Earth, Awareness, and Being

2022-12-12 Radiating Metta Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:15
Ayya Anandabodhi
Beginning the practice of radiating metta.
Earth, Awareness, and Being

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