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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2020-05-09 Four Brahma Viharas Practice in Daily Life, Part 2 (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 25:14
  Tempel Smith
To bring forward the highest heart quality of Equanimity we need to understand all four brahma viharas (heavenly dwellings: friendliness, compassion, celebration, and balance) and how the work together in beautiful harmony.
Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-08 Morning Instructions on Working with Thoughts (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:21
  Sharda Rogell
A short dharma talk with a guided meditation on investigating mental activity: thoughts and images
Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-07 Balancing Our Heart with Equanimity (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:12
  Sharda Rogell
Given during COVID -19, how to find balance within our heart and mind when emotions are strong.
Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-07 Guided Equanimity Mindfulness of Emotions and Mental States (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:18
  Tempel Smith
Guided meditation to bring mindful intimacy to our every changing emotions and mental states. This is the third foundation of mindfulness.
Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-06 From the Ordinary Mind to the Buddha Mind 17: Transforming Reactivity 1 68:42
  Donald Rothberg
We begin with some remembering of our current context of crisis, and the possibility of having major learning and transformation come out of this time—personally, relationally, and collectively—rather than simply going back to the old “normal.” Then we continue to explore the different dimensions of awakening from our habits and conditioning, here looking at what may be the most central dimension—transforming dukkha (or “reactivity”—compulsively grasping after the pleasant, pushing away the unpleasant); the Buddha said once, “I teach dukkha and the end of dukkha.” We examine: (1) the nature of dukkha or reactivity, grounding in the core teachings of Dependent Origination and the Two Arrows; (2) the nature of non-reactivity, or freedom or liberation or responsiveness; and (3) how to practice to transform reactivity, identifying six ways of practicing, and focusing here on the first four.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2020-05-06 Guided Equanimity Mindfulness of Pleasure, Pain, and Neutrality (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:02
  Tempel Smith
Description: Guided meditation to bring mindful intimacy to pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral experiences in the body and other phenomena. This is the second foundation of mindfulness.
Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-05 Four Brahma Viharas Practice in Daily Life, Part 1 (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:29
  Tempel Smith
Description: To bring forward the highest heart quality of Equanimity we need to understand all four brahma viharas (heavenly dwellings: friendliness, compassion, celebration, and balance) and how the work together in beautiful harmony.
Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-05-05 Tuesday Morning Sit with Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:48
  Sharda Rogell
Morning Teaching
Equanimity Retreat - Online

2020-04-30 Your Practice as a Gift to Others (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:49
  James Baraz
Our own centeredness and kind awareness becomes one the greatest gifts we can offer others who are in distress. Without fixing or changing our compassionate presence is healing and a source of our own inner well-being, especially when we do't identify with being "the helper".
Centering: The Gift to Ourselves and Others - Online

2020-04-29 Wednesday Morning Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:00
  James Baraz
Centering: The Gift to Ourselves and Others - Online

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