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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2021-05-24 Meditation: The Compassionate Heart | Monday Night 28:43
Jack Kornfield
Picture someone you care about, someone you love. Feel the natural well-wishing of love. Surround them with care: "May you be held in compassion. May your struggles and sorrows be eased. May your heart be at peace." Now imagine that this person wishes the same for you.

2021-05-24 Q and A: The Compassionate Heart | Monday Night talk 14:48
Jack Kornfield
Q and A from 05-24-2021 Monday Night

2021-05-20 Intention, Renunciation & True Happiness 21:23
Juliana Sloane
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-05-19 The Development of Faith, Confidence, and Trust 2 69:11
Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore the nature of faith (or confidence or trust), how it is developed, and the challenges that arise. We look at the traditional teachings on faith (or saddha) in several contexts, and examine how faith or confidence develops in our practice and in our lives We particularly look at some of the challenges that arise, both in the everyday experience of the Eight Worldly Winds, and in more protracted experiences of something like the "Dark Night of the Soul." The last part of the talk points to what mature faith, confidence, and trust look like, a kind of faith in our own depths and in our own deep resting in the nature of things. We then have a period of discussion and sharing.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-05-13 There Is No House Like the House of Belonging 26:08
Grace Fisher
Thursday Morning Women’s Group

2021-05-12 The Development of Faith, Confidence, and Trust 1 1:11:36
Donald Rothberg
Our practice points toward a deep kind of faith (or confidence or trust) that is possible, in which there is faith both in our unique being and in our connection to being itself. We explore how we develop such faith, starting with a brief account of how faith (saddha) is understood in the teachings of the Buddha, and then exploring how faith is developed at different stages of our practice, particularly beginning and intermediate.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2021-05-07 The Buddha Has a Teaching for Them 21:46
Ayya Dhammadīpā
The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

2021-05-07 Buddhanussati ~ A Springboard for the Heart & Mind 23:50
Ayya Santacitta
The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

2021-05-07 Recollection of the Buddha's Wisdom and Love 31:37
Ayya Anandabodhi
Sharing a few key stories of the Buddha's life
The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

2021-05-07 Buddhanusati - Recollection of the Buddha 48:52
Ayya Anandabodhi
Guided Meditation
The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

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