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Sharda Rogell's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Sharda Rogell
My focus in teaching is to provide the support that students need to turn their life to the dharma, to truth, and to find ways to come out of their pain and suffering. The retreat experience is an invaluable aid to this exploration; however, what matters more is how one integrates this under- standing into everyday life.
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2020-05-08 Morning Instructions on Working with Thoughts (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:21
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
Given during COVID -19, how to find balance within our heart and mind when emotions are strong.
Equanimity Retreat - Online
2020-05-05 Tuesday Morning Sit with Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:48
Morning Teaching
Equanimity Retreat - Online
2020-01-27 Descending into the Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:10
Mindfulness encourages releasing the hold of the discursive mind, and frees the attention to drop[ into the heart and body, revealing the source of true happiness.
Insight Meditation Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Joy
2019-08-31 Day 3 Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:21
Labor Day Insight Retreat
2019-08-30 Getting Real with your Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 65:03
The five difficult mind states, classically laid out by the Buddha, that obstruct open heart and free mind, and the potential for deepening insight and wisdom.
Labor Day Insight Retreat
2019-03-26 Staying Home While Connecting with Others (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:50
How do we relate to others while staying connected to ourselves, so we don't get LOST. The Power of Present Moment mindfulness.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month
2019-03-21 Meeting the Buddha: Commentary on Sutta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:25
This talk is an offering of one of the discourses from the Majjhima Nikāya (MN 140) in which the Buddha gives a disciple named Pukkusāti, who has never met the Buddha and doesn't know he's talking with him) a powerful teaching on the destruction of all suffering.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month
2019-03-14 Being with Dukkha: The Truth of our Humanity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:06
Understanding the truth of suffering, or that things are generally unsatisfactory, we can loosen our grip and open more sensitively and respectfully to how things are.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month
2019-03-08 Seeing with Dharma Eyes (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:54
We are shifting our perception from ordinary ways of seeing and knowing in a way that is in accord with the dharma, with insight into the way things are. Looking more closely at story-making.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month

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