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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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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 Nikaya 140 where the Buddha gibes Pukasati 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
2019-03-03 On Entering Solitude (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:42
As we let go of the things we usually take as our refuge, the three refuges of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha begin to take on new life.
March Insight Meditation 1-Month
2019-01-30 Day 3: Turning the Mind to the Dharma (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:40
When the small ego self begins to let go of it's self-centered position, the mind turns to the Dharma and sees the three characteristics of existence - impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and selflessness.
Heart of Awareness
2019-01-28 Attention of the Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:27
In itself, consciousness is pure, but it gets covered over with difficult patterns that bring about suffering. When these patterns are seen and released, a sense of well-being and clarity ensues. Three attitudes to bring to our practice that can hep us along the path.
Heart of Awareness
2018-08-31 Going without Going (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:16
We wonderfully open to all aspects of our mind body experience wherever we go - not leaving ourselves behind.
Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat

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