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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-03-14 Being with Dukkha: The Truth of our Humanity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:06
  Sharda Rogell
Understanding the truth of suffering, or that things are generally unsatisfactory, we can loosen our grip and open more sensitively and respectfully to how things are.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-14 Review of Insight Meditation Full Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:32
  Heather Sundberg
Includes guidance about practicing with: 1. A Primary Object such as the breath, 2. Secondary Objects such as other body sensations or sounds, 3. Opening into Choiceness Awareness of numerous arising & passing objects - In addition the guidance includes some tips on how to listen to our practice to know which instructions to engage in during different cycles of meditation practice.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-13 Guardians of our Energy 0:00
  Grace Fisher
(Recording not available) 

2019-03-13 Cycles of Deepening Insight Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:00
  Heather Sundberg
This Talk explores how deepening stages of Insight practice lead to awakening. Beginning with the ground of Sila (ethical conduct), supporting the development of Samadhi (concentration) which provides the power & pliancy of mind for Panna (seeing clearly) practice. The Three Characteristics (impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, not self) are explored, as well as working with cycles of purification. With continuous practice a new cycle into mature Equanimity can emerge as a jumping off point to further awakening.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-12 Developing Samadhi (Concentration) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:31
  Donald Rothberg
We explore how to develop samadhi or concentration in samatha practice, through examining: (1) the nature of samadhi and samatha practice, (2) their place and importance in our practice, (3) some ways to practice to develop samadhi or concentration, (4) some of the challenges of samatha practice and how to work with them, and (5) how samadhi or concentration supports insight practice.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-11 Confidence in the Path: Learning to Trust (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:31
  Oren Jay Sofer
Faith (Saddha) is an essential quality on the path to awakening. This talk explores how we can understand this factor, cultivate it, and make use of it in our practice.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-10 Dharma Yoga Program 2019 - Session 4, Day 2 (Leslie Booker and Sean Feit Oakes) 7:02:07
  Sean Feit Oakes
Dharma and Yoga Training Program 2019

2019-03-09 The Dance of Courage, Compassion and Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:31
  Amana Brembry Johnson
Our world is on fire and in desperate need of compassion and care. Lovingkindness frees the heart so that compassion can arise. Compassion gifts us the courage to be moved by suffering, and to move towards it rather than away from it. When we meet suffering the journey towards liberation begins.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-09 Dharma Yoga Program 2019 - Session 4, Day 1 (Leslie Booker and Sean Feit Oakes) 7:04:34
  Sean Feit Oakes
Dharma and Yoga Training Program 2019

2019-03-08 Seeing with Dharma Eyes (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:54
  Sharda Rogell
We are shifting our perception from ordinary ways of seeing and knowing in a way that is in accord with the dharma, with insight into the way things are. Looking more closely at story-making.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

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