The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-08-01 Six Ways of Practicing with Difficulties and Challenges 64:45
  Donald Rothberg
One of the glories of our practice is the capacity to respond skillfully, with wisdom and compassion, to difficult, challenging, and/or painful experiences. In this talk and discussion, we explore six ways to practice skillfully with difficulties, focusing more in 1-5 on “inner" practices: (1) Stay connected with core teachings and perspectives, particularly about working with reactivity; (2) develop mindfulness in these situations, which helps us with non-reactivity and knowing what is happening; (3) have a few ways to come back to balance and non-reactivity after one is reactive, lost, stuck, or overwhelmed; (4) take the difficult situation as an opportunity to go more deeply, potentially uprooting some of the roots of reactivity and habitual tendencies; (5) continue to cultivate awakened qualities, helping us to shift our center of gravity from reactivity to responsiveness; and (6) cultivate ways of responding more skillfully in “outer” ways, including speech and interactions.

2018-07-28 Day 8 Morning Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:21:23
  Joseph Goldstein
Sit with Q&A
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2018-07-27 Sila/Inner Beauty (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:11
  Kamala Masters
This talk includes understanding the Two Guardians of the World: Hiri & Ottappa which is respect for oneself, respect for others.
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2018-07-27 Day 7: Sit with Morning Instructions 58:58
  Greg Scharf
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2018-07-26 Equanimity and Compassion In Challenging Times (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:53
  Joseph Goldstein
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2018-07-26 Day 6 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:45
  DaRa Williams
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2018-07-25 Day 5: Guided Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:06
  Kamala Masters
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2018-07-25 How to Change Your Mind-Incrementally 1:58:30
  Sylvia Boorstein

2018-07-24 Suffering and the End of Suffering (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:24
  Greg Scharf
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2018-07-24 Day 4: Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:43
  Joseph Goldstein
Working with Thoughts and Emotions
July Insight Meditation Retreat

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