The greatest gift is the
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Donald Rothberg's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism. An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Donald has helped to guide three six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program). He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.
2007-01-19 Metta and Daily Life -- Widening Circles 61:30
2007-01-17 The Dharma and the Life and Work Of Martin Luther King 53:09
2007-01-17 The Dharma And Martin Luther King, Jr 52:39
At this time of King’s birthday, we use the Vietnamese Buddhist recent understanding of three core areas of the Dharma- wisdom, compassion and courage with each we examine both the teachings of the Buddha and the life and work of King, playing several of his talks.
Monday and Wednesday Talks
2007-01-15 The Transformative Power Of Metta 33:56
2007-01-12 Metta For Self, Metta For The World 63:07
Metta to self is traditionally a starting point for Metta practice. Yet this is challenging for many of us as we work with our pain, judgments and demons. As we develop in Metta to self, we bring Metta out into the world, which deeply needs it. This requires a lot of creativity. We end by exploring the coverage needed to bring Metta into the world, and the need for a "tough metta" -- a Metta able to respond to difficult situations, a Metta that is neither passive nor a pushover.
Metta Retreat
2007-01-10 What Comes Next In Our Wild, Precious Lives? Part 2 36:34
2007-01-03 What Comes Next In Our Wild, Precious Lives? Part 1 57:47
2007-01-03 What Comes Next In Our Wild, Precious Lives? - part 1 57:24
In our lives we often ask: "What comes next?" in my practice, in my life. We may feel stuck, or energized but not know how to manifest concretely in our lives. We explore the nature of our wold unfolding and some practical ways to tune into "what wants to come next?"
Monday and Wednesday Talks
2006-12-27 Winter Solstice - Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light, Part 2 38:27
2006-12-20 Winter Solstice - Embracing the Dark, Inviting the Light, Part 1 43:28

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