The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Eugene Cash's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Eugene Cash
I am intrigued by how we can live the 'holy life' as lay people. How do we erase the imaginary line between formal sitting practice and the rest of our lives? How can we bring full engagement to formal and informal practice? Is it possible to embody, in our lives, the understanding and insight that comes with intensive training? And can we live our lives in a way that expresses and continues to deepen our realization? These questions fuel my practice and my teaching.
2018-12-31 Impermanence and Letting Go (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:20
Reality is not static. It changes, morphs and is impermanent. As we practice we see that we can’t hold on to anything. Letting go becomes the join of simply Being
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-11-30 Giving Oneself to Samadhi (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:04
The function of 'samadhi'-concentration, unification, absorption, jhana, in the service of awakening. How samadhi is cultivated, sustained and practiced traditionally as well as personally. What arouses and sustains ones investigative awareness in formal meditation and life? The joy of samadhi.
Seven Factors of Awakening
2018-11-30 Day 4 Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:50
Seven Factors of Awakening
2018-11-29 Day 3 Instructional Sit (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:27
Seven Factors of Awakening
2018-11-27 Investigation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:46
The function of 'dhamma vicaya'-Investigation in the service of awakening. How investigation is understood traditionally as well as conventionally. What arouses and sustains ones investigative awareness in formal meditation and life.
Seven Factors of Awakening
2018-06-09 Miracle of Aging, Letting Go and Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:59
Aging brings many surprises. We can develop a ‘big picture’ that includes the wisdom of equanimity and relaxation. This wisdom of not clinging or letting go is fundamental to the Buddhist goal of awakening. It also can arise as we age, let go of everything, as we see that we can’t actually hold on to anything. The freedom of letting go is part of the fruit of practice and aging.
Aging, Dying and Awakening
2018-06-07 Maranasati: Mindfulness of Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:31
Mindfulness of death is both personal and impersonal. Eugene gave a picture of his experience of death and it’s relationship to his personal practice that included his time as a hospice volunteer/trainer, as a son caring for his dying parents, and, his near death experience. He also outlined Buddhist teachings about death in the Theravada and Zen lineages.
Aging, Dying and Awakening
2018-05-11 Maranasati: Grateful for Life and Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:51
Maranasati leads to being real and being grateful for both life and death. As we mature and deal directly with the truth of death we value life and the preciousness of existence. This reality brings gratefulness of all that is given–– our bodies, hearts, minds, the earth, sky, universe and each moment.
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)
2018-05-09 Story of Anathapindika: Death and Letting go (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:42
Anathapindika was one of the foremost householder followers of the Buddha. As he is dying Sariputta and Ananda go to comfort him. Seeing his imminent death they offer teachings never before given to householders. He receives the radical teachings of not clinging, letting go of all experience and waking up.
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)
2018-05-06 Maranasati Normalizing Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:43
Exploring the Buddhist teaching of Maranasati: Mindfulness of Death How it’s taught and how one personally works with, recognizes and manifests this practice.
Contemplating Death/Awakening to Life (Maranasati Retreat)

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