The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
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.
2017-07-26 The 5 Hindrances and the 4 Floods (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:11
This talk is about the very common experiences of early retreat. Not perfect - Not Permanent - Not Personal
Insight Meditation as a Path to Freedom
2017-07-11 Day 6: Metta Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:16
July Metta
2017-07-10 Day 5: Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:39
July Metta
2017-07-09 Asava: The Floods and Remedies (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:09
July Metta
2017-07-07 Day 2: Metta Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:51
July Metta
2017-07-06 Day 1: Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 58:06
with Tempel Smith
July Metta
2017-02-17 The 3 Dimensions of Faith Saddha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:40
This talk reviews the 3 dimensions of Faith: 1) Social-Who to trust, 2) What we believe, 3) Practice-What we do.
February Month-long Retreat
2017-02-11 Conceit and Latent Torments (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:23
This talk is about the three kinds of conceit and the four self constructions. It provides the Buddha's advice about seeing unconscious "I" making.
February Month-long Retreat
2017-02-01 Working with Hindrances: Causes and Remedies (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:10
This talk covers the unhindered mind, the causes of hindrances, and remedies.
February Month-long Retreat
2016-07-06 Mindfulness of the Dukkha of Aging 50:48
This talk looks at the identities associated with aging - and how mindfulness helps reduce the suffering of aging.
Aging, Dying, and Awakening

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