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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2022-07-20 A Lightly Guided Meditation to Cultivate Equanimity 35:34
Donald Rothberg
After basic instructions in (1) settling and stabilizing attention, and (2) practicing mindfulness, there is a brief general guidance in practicing to cultivate equanimity, especially by noticing moments of reactivity (semi-consciously or unconsciously grasping or pushing away at the level of body, mind, or emotions), and exploring them. Such guidance is repeated about 15 minutes into the silent practice.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2022-07-20 Opening the Heart 59:32
Syra Smith
Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2022-07-17 The Map of Wisdom, Part One (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:55
Joseph Goldstein
Essential teachings of the Buddha, and how they relate to one another.
July Insight Meditation Retreat

2022-07-17 When Samsara Hits the Fan: Practicing when the Going Gets Rough 66:28
Mushim Ikeda
BIPOC Voices - Series

2022-07-14 Rest, Burnout, and the Bodhisattva Vow 58:32
Juliana Sloane
Begins with a 30m meditation followed by a Dharma Talk
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2022-07-14 Many ways to practice Mettā and Samādhi (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:00
Tempel Smith
After exploring many categories of beings to eventually send mettā to all beings, we can now approach each conception of single or many mettā subjects to be places of collected, restful mettā samādhi (loving kindness concentration). It's more simple and humble than many expect it to be.
July Lovingkindness Retreat

2022-07-13 Mudita: reflections and guided meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 27:04
Kristina Bare
Inviting the heart into experiencing of abundance
July Lovingkindness Retreat

2022-07-13 Mettā and Samādhi (Absorbed in Loving Kindness) (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:20
Tempel Smith
This style of meditation practice is designed to support both the strengthening of mettā (loving kindness) and samādhi (concentration). The kind and benevolent tone of the brahmavihārās (sacred dwellings) carries a deep beckoning of our hearts to be whole and steady, so these are wonderful and meaningful qualities to use for samādhi/concentration. After many days of practicing we can taste our hearts becoming whole and can better see the possibility of letting go of old habits based in greed, insecurity and hatred.
July Lovingkindness Retreat

2022-07-13 Awakening the Queer Heart through Gratitude 56:09
Lama Rod Owens
Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha

2022-07-11 Monday Night Dharma Talk - Embracing Samsara 61:21
Cara Lai

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