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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2021-08-19 The Shape of Equanimity 25:47
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-08-18 Everyday Meditation for Everyday Life: Come Back and Begin Again 1:34:14
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-08-16 Monday Night Dharma Talk - The whole picture 35:03
Marc Lesser

2021-08-12 Think Your Thoughts With Care 29:03
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-08-11 Transforming the Mind from I to We Through Wisdom and Kindness 1:37:35
Sylvia Boorstein
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-08-09 Monday Night Dharma Talk 46:37
Grace Fisher

2021-08-05 Exploring the Kingdom of Joy 26:27
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-08-04 Deepening Daily Life Practice 4: Practicing with the Eight Worldly Winds 2 69:42
Donald Rothberg
We begin by naming some of the important supports for daily life practice and by exploring further the importance of practicing with reactivity (compulsively and habitually grasping after or pushing away). It's helpful to focus on the center of practice: Transforming reactivity and learning better how to respond skillfully in all parts of our lives. It's also important to name some of the complexities of practicing with reactivity: (1) Seeing that the pleasant and unpleasant aren't the problem, that reactivity is the problem; (2) understanding that this isn't about passivity but rather about skillful response; and (3) clarifying that reactivity can often be enmeshed with important insight, clarity, and intelligence, such that the aim of practice is to separate out the reactivity from the insight. In this context, we then look further at the Eight Worldly Winds (pleasure or pain, gain or loss, fame or disrepute, and praise or blame) and point to a number of guidelines and suggestions for practicing when they arise.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-08-04 Guided Meditation: Practicing with the Eight Worldly Winds 2 37:38
Donald Rothberg
After some general instructions for settling and seeing clearly and a period of practice, there is guidance for practicing with the Eight Worldly Winds (pleasure or pain, gain or loss, fame or disrepute, and praise or blame). We focus first on being attentive to moderate or greater levels of pleasant or unpleasant experiences (when the experiences are in the "workable" range). Then we bring in attention to the other Winds, when they arise.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-08-02 Monday Night Dharma Talk - Loving the Enemy 45:27
Jeff Haozous

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