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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-03-25 Monday Night Dharma Talk 59:30
  Matthew Brensilver

2019-03-24 Renunciation: The Freedom of Non-Grasping (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:38
  Oren Jay Sofer
The entire path can be understood as a cultivation of the ability to let go. In this talk, we explore this core quality of renunciation in Buddhist practice: What it is and what it isn't, what we let go of and how, what supports the maturing of renunciation. We include some specific suggestions for ways to practice renunciation in lay life as well.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-21 Meeting the Buddha: Commentary on Sutta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:25
  Sharda Rogell
This talk is an offering of one of the discourses from the Majjhima Nikaya 140 where the Buddha gibes Pukasati a powerful teaching on the destruction of all suffering.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-20 Mature Mindfulness, Emptiness, and Release (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:43
  Heather Sundberg
Offered on the Spring Equinox Full Moon, the Talk opens with stories & metaphors of the Moon, and then moves into exploring a map of practice from the Thai forest tradition from the perspectives of theory, practical application and guided practice. Sati (Mindfulness) - MahaSati (Great Mindfulness) - Sati-Panna (Mindfulness Wisdom) - Panna-Vimutti (Wisdom which leads to Release).
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-18 Practicing to Investigate Anatta (Not-Self) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:24
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief overview of the “three ways of seeing that liberate” (into anicca, dukkha, and anatta, or impermanence, reactivity or suffering, and not-self), and how to practice investigating anicca and dukkha, we explore a practical way to understand and investigate anatta or not-self. We focus on two ways of investigation: (1) noticing when the sense of self is “thick,” and studying it; and (2) learning in a number of ways to be with the flow of experience with less or little or no sense of self, as we “thin” the self.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-18 Monday Night Dharma Talk 57:29
  Teja Fudo Myoo Bell

2019-03-17 Right Understanding (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:57
  Oren Jay Sofer
For the practice to be effective we must integrate the proper understanding, known as "Right View." This talk explores right view in three ways: as a foundation for the practice through understanding our everyday life, as a view of all events as a natural unfolding of causes and conditions, and as the liberating understanding of the Four Noble Truths.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-17 An Evening with Planetwalker Dr. John Francis (environmentalist, founder, and author of Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking, 17 Years of Silence and The Ragged Edge of Silence: Finding Peace in a Noisy World). 1:59:49
  John Francis

2019-03-17 Monday Night 2:42:36
  Diana Winston
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-15 Bringing Intentions Into Action: Embodying Wise Kindness 1:20:37
  Rev. Keiryu Lien Shutt

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