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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2020-02-24 Form and Spirit: Meditating Outside of the Box 57:47
  Oren Jay Sofer
Monday Night Dharma Talk at Spirit Rock

2020-02-23 You Are Loving Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:27
  James Baraz
Mindful awareness creates spaciousness for love to naturally shine through -- your true nature. The talk includes reminisces of Ram Dass, major benefactor of the insight meditation community, who passed away Dec. 2019 and whose practice was "I am loving awareness."
February Monthlong

2020-02-22 Inner Beauty and the Two Guardians of the World (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:36
  Kamala Masters
In the Dharma, it is said that there are Two Guardians of the world. They are actually inner guardians, or attitudes of mind, that support non-harming in our speech and behavior. This is a powerful cause for liberation to mature, resulting in a beautiful mind/heart.
February Monthlong

2020-02-21 Streaming vs Clinging (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:27
  Tempel Smith
We are in an ever changing universe, yet conventionally don't understand this. Mindfulness brings us so much intimacy with things as they truly are that we wake up to this streaming nature. We have to let go of old habits of clinging to align with the stream we are in.
February Monthlong

2020-02-21 Day 20 Afternoon Instructions: Mudita (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:01
  James Baraz
February Monthlong

2020-02-21 Anxiety, It's not all in you mind 6:50:08
  Jill Satterfield

2020-02-20 Letting Go (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:01
  Beth Sternlieb
Fear of letting go and trust in the dharma
February Monthlong

2020-02-19 Patience & Energy (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:07
  Gulwinder Singh
February Monthlong

2020-02-19 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha Mind 14: Working with Our Psychological Conditioning (Talk Begins at 57:07) 2:00:51
  Donald Rothberg
In this session, we explore first in a more general way the complex relationship between transforming our psychological conditioning (including any residues of trauma) and meditative training, pointing to a kind of emerging contemporary map of how these practices come together (and how this map relates to more traditional maps). Near the end of the talk are inquiry questions to help us explore our own unresolved issues of a more psychological nature.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-02-18 Six Sense Spheres/Bahiya Sutta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:57
  John Martin
The Buddha taught that the six sense spheres of hearing, seeing, sensing, smelling, tasting and cognizing represent "the all". The Bahiya Sutta points directly to the sense spheres as not-self.
February Monthlong

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