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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2024-05-06 The Noble Eightfold Path ~ Metabolizing the Past & Opening Up Our Potential (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:00
Ayya Santacitta
Spirit Rock Meditation Center With the World on Fire, Embody the Eightfold Path

2024-05-06 Fierce Compassion: Addressing Global Moral Crises, Gaza 1:38:22
JD Doyle
This talk explores engaging the practice of fierce compassion to meet global martial crises and references the resource “Gaza, Calling for a Dharma Response” offered by the Sacred Justice Coalition.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-05-06 Standing in Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:03
Ayya Anandabodhi
Guided standing meditation and reflection on body awareness
Spirit Rock Meditation Center With the World on Fire, Embody the Eightfold Path

2024-05-06 Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:51
Ayya Anandabodhi
First morning reflection.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center With the World on Fire, Embody the Eightfold Path

2024-05-05 Bad Knees, Aging, and the Second Noble Truth 1:12:33
Nico Cary
Spirit Rock Meditation Center BIPOC Voices - Series

2024-05-02 The Clarity of Light 56:33
Grace Fisher
Begins with a 30m meditation and is followed by a Dharma Talk, (Q/A has been removed).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2024-05-02 DPP7 - Three Nibbanas in Theravada 1:36:21
Tempel Smith
Spirit Rock has blessed lineage from both Ven. Ajahn Cha and Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw. From our deep connection to these traditional lineages, we can see at least three different kinds of Nibbana: 1. Nibbana for Everyone; 2. Dealthless Awareness; and 3. Complete Zero. As a maturing community of western Insight practitioners rooted in several lineages, we have the benefit of many styles of practice and Buddhist understandings. We also have the challenge of there being so many practices, and experience to where they lead. Here in this talk we explore three common understandings of Nibbana and how the various traditions guide us to them.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center DPP7 Retreat #5

2024-05-01 Self Respect, Social Conscience and Radical Responsibility 1:20:00
Heidi Bourne
Includes guided meditation, dharma talk and select Q/A
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2024-04-30 DPP7: Four Stages of Awakening 1:36:09
Tempel Smith
In the Pali Canon the process of awakening typically passes through four stages of awakening: Stream Entry, Once Returner, Non Returner, and Arhat. For lay people in the west the two most important are experiential Stream Entry and the aspiration of the full awakening of an Arhat. These four stages are most clearly laid out as the breaking of the 10 fetters.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center DPP7 Retreat #5

2024-04-29 Five Methods for Stopping Distracting Thought 1:59:19
Sean Feit Oakes
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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