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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2020-11-23 "Just like me" Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk - Monday Night Meditation 1:47:37
Jack Kornfield

2020-11-20 Freedom From the Inner Critic: Using the Tools of Wisdom and Compassion 4:07:37
Mark Coleman
Do you experience the painful effects of self-judgment, or hurt from your mind's harsh attacks on yourself? If you wish to be free from the torment of the inner critic, then this day is for you. During our time together, you will learn to work with self-judgment with clarity and skill and develop greater self-acceptance, self-compassion and forgiveness as antidotes to criticism. The day will include a combination of talks and interactive exercises, mindfulness and kindness techniques. This will be a practical and experiential day retreat, taught with lightness, compassion and humor and the need to not take ourselves too seriously!

2020-11-18 Your Innate Nobility; Wise Livelihood 1:23:16
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-11-13 Guided Sit on Vedana 45:10
Kate Munding
Bringing mindfulness to the tone of experience (Guided Meditation)
Finding True Refuge in Uncertain Times with Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua, Kate Munding, Jozen Tamori Gibson and Dawn Scott

2020-11-12 Holding loss, grief, and impermanence with tenderness 41:03
Kate Munding
Grief and the process of mourning can be held as a sacred time that lends towards a greater capacity for compassion and a clearer knowing of what is truly precious in our life? (Dharma Talk)
Finding True Refuge in Uncertain Times with Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua, Kate Munding, Jozen Tamori Gibson and Dawn Scott

2020-11-12 Meditation Instructions On Thoughts 46:09
Chas DiCapua
How to make the shift from viewing thoughts as a problem meditation, to including them in the range of what is noticed. Turning to look directly at the nature of thoughts as opposed to being so concerned with their content or story.
Finding True Refuge in Uncertain Times with Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua, Kate Munding, Jozen Tamori Gibson and Dawn Scott

2020-11-11 Settling In Meditation 42:34
Kate Munding
First day of retreat instructions. Grounding the attention in the body (Guided Meditation)
Finding True Refuge in Uncertain Times with Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua, Kate Munding, Jozen Tamori Gibson and Dawn Scott

2020-11-11 Practicing with Views 1:10:56
Donald Rothberg
Practicing with one's views or opinions or beliefs is central both to traditional Buddhist practice and to what is needed in a society polarized by views; it is also central to relationships and skillful communication, especially in difficult or conflictual situations. We establish in this session a foundation for such practice, by identifying both the core teachings on views by the Buddha and three basic ways of practicing with views. We explore the core teachings on views especially by looking at five key passages from the Buddha's discourses, getting a sense of how attachment to views can be problematic. We also identify three ways of practicing with views: (1) becoming mindful of one's views, (2) inquiring into one's views when one notices an opposition with the views of others, and (3) listening and developing empathy in relationship to the views of others. After the talk, we discuss together many questions and points related to these teachings and practices.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-11-11 Meditation Instructions on Breath & Body 42:52
Chas DiCapua
Using the sensations of body and breath as an anchor for awareness in the Vipassana practice. Using the felt sense of the breath and body to help the body to settle, soften, and stabilize. Thus, lending those same qualities to the heart and mind.
Finding True Refuge in Uncertain Times with Anushka Fernandopulle, Chas DiCapua, Kate Munding, Jozen Tamori Gibson and Dawn Scott

2020-11-07 Retreat Close 1:33:35
Arinna Weisman
Deepening into the Heart of Love and Freedom with Noliwe Alexander, Lama Rod Owens, MA, Arinna Weisman, Katy Wiss and Melvin L. Escobar, LCSW, RYT

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