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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-03-02 An Overview of Our Foundational Practices for Our Retreat Journey (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:25
  Donald Rothberg
On the first evening of a four-week retreat for some, and the beginning of the fifth of eight weeks for others, we explore the “map” of our foundational practices: (1) developing wise or right view and intention; (2) samatha practice, developing concentration (or samadhi); (3) insight practice, with mindfulness as a core practice; (4) the heart practices, particularly lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity; (5) grounding in the body; and (6) touching freedom and awakening.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

2019-03-02 A Courageous Heart - Dharma and Yoga 5:33:55
  Djuna Mascall

2019-03-01 Equanimity --Seeing the World with Quiet Eyes (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 68:31
  Kamala Masters
When we practice equanimity towards the conditions around us, as well as towards the conditions arising in our own minds, it allows the mind/heart to see with clarity and act with kindness.
February Monthlong

2019-02-28 Inspiration from the Great Masters (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:05
  Richard Shankman
What is the message of the great masters who've come before us? What are their teachings that can support and illuminate us as the living links in the unbroken chain of dharma practitioners since the Buddha's time?
February Monthlong

2019-02-28 Technology as an Existential Threat to Mindfulness - Matthew Brensilver and Randy Fernando 3:01:59
  Matthew Brensilver

2019-02-27 Beautiful Qualities of the Free Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:10:03
  Tempel Smith
Our hearts have the potential to develop common strengths into boundless beautiful qualities called Paramis (Paramitas).
February Monthlong

2019-02-27 Practices for the Seven Stages of the Spiritual Journey 1:19:05
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of the seven stages of the spiritual journey presented the week before (originally with reference to Mary Oliver’s “The Journey,” the life of the Buddha, and our own journeys), we explore how for each stage, there are particular practices and intentions that are central. As we explore the practices, we get a better sense of the variety of practices that we may work with at different points in our own journeys, and which are most appropriate at which times.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-02-26 Not Knowing (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:16
  Andrea Fella
February Monthlong

2019-02-26 Day 24 Brahma Vihara Practice: Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:16
  James Baraz
February Monthlong

2019-02-25 The Three Roots of Happiness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:47
  James Baraz
A talk on the Buddha's Teaching of three roots of happiness: non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion. Stating each in a positive way they are 1) Letting go/Generosity, 2) Loving-Kindness 3)Clarity/Wisdom. As part of the talk I share some personal stories of how my different paths of Buddhism and the Hindu path of devotion converged around these three qualities.
February Monthlong

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