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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2021-06-14 Summer Solstice | Monday Night Talk 55:50
Jack Kornfield
Here we are in the change of seasons—the great turning. The sun is something for us to pay attention to, something we often take for granted. Notice the way the gift of sunlight streams behind everything—it feeds the plants we eat. We can be grateful for sunlight and trees, for people we love, for moments of goodness, and for the breath within our breast. And as our gratitude grows, we may discover a happiness without cause.

2021-06-14 Q and A: Summer Solstice | Monday Night talk 21:30
Jack Kornfield
Q and A from Monday Night Dharma Talk, Summer Solstice 06-14-2021

2021-06-14 Meditation: Summer Solstice | Monday Night 26:41
Jack Kornfield
May you be at ease. May you be well. May you be healed. May you be happy. As you offer this lovingkindness to yourself, image you can fill yourself with the light of your loving awareness.

2021-06-10 The Spacious Awareness of Equanimity 25:27
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-06-09 There Is No Time but the Present: Reflections on Impermanence 1:50:55
Sylvia Boorstein
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-06-07 Doing, Not-Doing, and The Doing That Comes from Not-Doing: In Meditation and in Daily Life 64:49
Donald Rothberg
We inquire into doing and not-doing in five ways: (1) identifying the importance of a number of different kinds of "doing" and skillful effort in meditation; (2) pointing also to the centrality of a kind of not-doing (or letting go of doing) and receptivity in meditation; (3) the importance of investigating the "doer" and one's identity as a doer, in a number of different ways, in meditation and daily life; (4) the vision of a doing that comes out of being, that comes out of a deep not-doing, a vision that we find in different spiritual traditions--here we mention ways that this vision is found in Jewish, Christian, Taoist, and Buddhist traditions; and (5) how we explore and cultivate this doing coming out of a deep not-doing in daily life, in "flow experiences," in activities in which we are deeply grounded, and in such areas as sports, music, art, and dance.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-06-03 Finding a Clearing of Spaciousness in the Mind 1:50:55
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-06-02 Befriending Discomfort Everywhere: Self, Each Other & Beyond 1:22:11
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-05-26 Reclaiming Our Strength Through the 5 Spiritual Faculties 68:57
Heidi Bourne
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-05-24 The Compassionate Heart | Monday Night Dharma Talk 54:38
Jack Kornfield
With mindfulness we can open to the mystery of our human incarnation—to gaze with an open heart at the unbearable beauty and the ocean of tears that make up life.

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