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Dharma Talks given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2019-07-10 From the Ordinary Habitual Mind to the Buddha-Mind 8: Transforming Our Ordinary Sense of Self 2: The “Doer” 67:01
  Donald Rothberg
Description: We first look briefly at the general framework of this series of talks and discussion; we examine: (1) the conditioning of the “ordinary habitual mind,” understood through examining 10 different parameters of that mind; (2) the nature of the “Buddha mind” in terms of these 10 parameters; and (3) how we practice with a given parameter to enact this transformation. Today’s talk is the second covering the nature and sense of self; we review some what was covered last time. We then take the rest of the session examining one manifestation of the “thick” self—the conditioned sense of the “doer.” We look at a number of ways in which the doer becomes more obvious, as when there is anxiety about not doing anything; we might notice this sometimes on a vacation or in retirement. We also examine the cultural dimensions of the conditioning around finding identity as a doer. We then look at how it’s possible to have our doing come more out of presence and being, with reference to the teachings of the Buddha and Chuang-Tzu especially. We conclude with a series of exercises in which we develop a sense of doing that comes more out of presence and being.
Monday and Wednesday Talks

2019-07-08 The Story of Planet Walker (Dr. John Francis) - Monday Night Dharma Talk 59:27
  John Francis

2019-07-06 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (Day 2 of 2) 6:42:26
  Tina Rasmussen

2019-07-06 Cultivating Wise Speech: Becoming More Skillful in Your Speech Practice 62:31
  Donald Rothberg

2019-07-05 Concentration Meditation: Purification of Mind (Day 1 of 2) 6:30:11
  Tina Rasmussen

2019-07-05 Resilience: Facing Life's Challenges with Compassion, Clarity and Courage 6:35:34
  Linda Graham

2019-07-05 Contemplating Wholesome Qualities Cultivated and a Jataka Tale 15:59
  Dawn Mauricio
Carrying the Lamp of Our Ancestors' Wisdom and Heart: A Time of Healing and Creating Legacies - Annual People of Color (POC) Retreat

2019-07-04 Day 4 Morning Sit and Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 35:08
  Dawn Mauricio
Carrying the Lamp of Our Ancestors' Wisdom and Heart: A Time of Healing and Creating Legacies - Annual People of Color (POC) Retreat

2019-07-04 Day 3 Morning Instructions and Sitting: The Hindrances as Visitors in Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 36:16
  bruni dávila
Carrying the Lamp of Our Ancestors' Wisdom and Heart: A Time of Healing and Creating Legacies - Annual People of Color (POC) Retreat

2019-07-03 Day 2 Heart-Brahmavihara Practices: Guided Meditation on Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:59
  bruni dávila
Karuna - Compassion
Carrying the Lamp of Our Ancestors' Wisdom and Heart: A Time of Healing and Creating Legacies - Annual People of Color (POC) Retreat

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