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Bonnie Duran's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Bonnie Duran
Bonnie met the Dharma in 1982 at Kopan Monastery and in Bodh Gaya India. Since then she has practiced long and short retreats with Joseph Goldstein and other eastern and western monastics and lay teachers. She is a graduate of the IMS/SRMC teacher training programs and is also involved with Indigenous ceremonies and practices. She is currently a core teacher of the IMS teacher training program and the SRMC Dedicated Practitioners Program. Dr. Duran is a Professor of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.
2021-09-09 Opening Ceremony and introduction of teachers. 1:50:19
Includes a blessing by Dean Hoaglin of the Miwok Tribe. Teachers: bruni davila, Jeff Haozous and Elvina Charley introduce themselves.
Retreat is Ceremony
2021-07-12 Dana, Sila, Bhavana- Dharma practice is 24/7 58:55
A brief description of Breath stroking and calming our heart with love…..and then a description of Ven. U Panditta’s teachings on Dana/Generosity, Sila/Ethical Conduct, and Bhavana/Mental Cultivation. Awakening is available in this very life!!
"July Lovingkindness Retreat" with Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, John Martin, Sally Armstrong, Marcy Reynolds and Kristina Baré, MFT, SEP
2021-07-10 Pervading Love - Guided Meditation 40:21
This is a guided meditation starting with Metta for ourselves, then easy people, and ending with neutral people.
"July Lovingkindness Retreat" with Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, John Martin, Sally Armstrong, Marcy Reynolds and Kristina Baré, MFT, SEP
2021-07-09 Metta/Lovingkindness and Purification of negative mental factors 53:48
Metta/Lovingkindness practice strengthens wholesome mental factors and allows us to see more clearly our negative mental factors. Seeing more clearly an important source of our suffering, hate/aversion, we are able to work more directly for our own and others' happiness.
"July Lovingkindness Retreat" with Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, John Martin, Sally Armstrong, Marcy Reynolds and Kristina Baré, MFT, SEP
2021-07-07 Metta/Lovingkindness from our Benefactors and Ancestors 39:45
This is a guided meditation with Benefactors…..Lovingkindness is an important mental factor for our everyday lives and for Dharma practice. It promotes happiness in ourselves and those all around us. It is a mental attitude of enlightened beings… Non-duality- All my relations. Our ancestors wanted the best for us.
"July Lovingkindness Retreat" with Tempel Smith, Bonnie Duran, MPH, DrPH, John Martin, Sally Armstrong, Marcy Reynolds and Kristina Baré, MFT, SEP
2019-07-13 Day 3: Patience and Determination for Metta 54:52
This talk offers the Paramis to support the strengthening of Metta practice.
July Metta Retreat
2018-07-18 Equanimity Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:57
July Metta
2018-07-14 The 10 Paramis and feeding the good wolf all with the support of neuroscience. (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:06
July Metta
2018-01-25 Dharma Talk (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:09
TBD
Essential Dharma Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-01-23 Morning Instructions Day 2 (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:38
Essential Dharma Insight Meditation Retreat

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