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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-08-20 Nachiketo and the Lord of Death - How to move through difficulties as a transformative initiation. Monday night dharma talk. 61:02
  Jack Kornfield

2018-08-19 Wes Nisker and Joanna Macy - Liberation Dharma: Collective Awakening to Heal the World 5:09:00
  Joanna Macy

2018-08-18 Aware: The Science and Practice of Awareness - Part 2 2:54:25
  Dan Siegel
In this day retreat, we will explore and experience the ways in which our inner subjective lives, our interpersonal relationships, and our objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance for meaning, connection, and equanimity in our lives. The day will be based on his upcoming book, and will include periods of guided and walking meditation, discussion, journaling, and Q&A. Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to utilize the tools and practices offered in this program to better support their clients and patients dealing with trauma and other challenges of mental health. Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals- Based on the content of this program, you will be able to: Describe the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness; Summarize the instruction for teaching and mastering the Wheel of Awareness for enhancing the focus of attention and opening awareness; Discuss how to help clients become more emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges of life; Demonstrate how to utilize a reflective practice to grow a healthier, more integrated brain.

2018-08-18 Aware: The Science and Practice of Awareness - Part 1 2:35:19
  Dan Siegel
In this day retreat, we will explore and experience the ways in which our inner subjective lives, our interpersonal relationships, and our objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance for meaning, connection, and equanimity in our lives. The day will be based on his upcoming book, and will include periods of guided and walking meditation, discussion, journaling, and Q&A. Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to utilize the tools and practices offered in this program to better support their clients and patients dealing with trauma and other challenges of mental health. Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals- Based on the content of this program, you will be able to: Describe the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness; Summarize the instruction for teaching and mastering the Wheel of Awareness for enhancing the focus of attention and opening awareness; Discuss how to help clients become more emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges of life; Demonstrate how to utilize a reflective practice to grow a healthier, more integrated brain.

2018-08-16 Cultivating A Compassionate Heart(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:33
  Noliwe Alexander
Exploring how cultivating a compassionate heart awakens and frames our capacities to respond with loving awareness to the suffering in ourselves and the world. Compassion practices allow us to ferry to the other shore with a softened, tender yet fierce heart.
A Path of Happiness: A Retreat for the LGBTQI Gender-Fluid Community

2018-08-15 The Most Awesome Skill We Have (drop in program at Spirit Rock) 2:02:42
  Sylvia Boorstein

2018-08-13 Facing our dukkha with tenderness - Monday night dharma talk 1:56:38
  Kate Munding

2018-08-12 Fully Understanding Dukkha: Exploring the First Noble Truth 7:41:58
  Ajahn Karunadhammo

2018-08-11 Day Five, Morning QiGong (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 24:18
  Marcy Reynolds
Insight for Young Adults

2018-08-10 The Courage to Be: Liberating Our Innate Goodness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:11
  La Sarmiento
When we truly love and accept all of who we are, we create the possibility for others to do the same. We become more real, honest and courageous with life's unfolding.
Insight for Young Adults

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