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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2003-12-17 The Dharma of Difficult People 1 68:01
Donald Rothberg

2003-12-08 Joy 58:40
Nina Wise

2003-11-28 The Power Of Metta 58:52
Guy Armstrong
The practice of metta brings five wonderful qualities into our Dhamma practice. It makes the heart softer and more responsive; it purifies the heart; it brings us into connection with all of life; it develops concentration; and it leads to happiness. Lovingkindness is the quality of friendliness toward oneself and others developed through the practice of metta. This talk describes how the practice works as a protection, a healing, a purification of heart, and a boundless state of mind.

2003-11-26 Cultivating Wise Speech 47:16
Donald Rothberg

2003-11-19 Transforming Judgments 62:43
Donald Rothberg

2003-11-14 Awakening Concentration 56:33
Guy Armstrong
This talk discusses the nature of samadhi, or concentration, in our practice and how to recognize its presence. It also touches on the benefits of samadhi and ways to develop this wholesome quality.

2003-11-12 Embracing Paradox - The Middle Way 44:05
Donald Rothberg

2003-11-05 The Eightfold Path and Daily Life 58:03
Donald Rothberg

2003-11-01 The Power Of Mindfulness 53:55
Guy Armstrong
Mindfulness is our doorway to reality, or nature, which reveals its truths to us. The qualities of mindfulness, effort and concentration, are at the heart of the meditative path. As they develop, they bring our hearts and minds ever closer to the awakened mind of the Buddha. Only mindfulness can stem the tide of conditioned thought patterns that sweep us into sorrow.

2003-10-21 Being Present 48:09
Christina Feldman
What does it mean to be genuinely present and awake in our lives? Meditation is an exploration of the causes of disconnection and the letting go of those causes. Learning to be present is the first step on the path and a step we return to many times. It is the home of calm, joy and insight.

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