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.
2017-12-30 Mind Fullness of Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:08
Working with the conventional mind, including judging and comparing, and the unity of Small Mind and Big Mind.
New Years Insight
2017-10-08 Maranasati: Grateful for Life and Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:20
How contemplating and practicing with our mortality brings forward human maturity and allows us to appreciate this precious human life.
Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life
2017-10-06 Anathapindika: Letting Go into Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:22
The radical teachings of letting go are offered to Anathapindika before he dies. He advocated these teachings be offered to all householders. How we practice radical letting go.
Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life
2017-10-03 Maranasati Retreat Normalizing Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:44
Great is the matter of Birth-and-Death. Life passed swiftly and is quickly lost Awaken! Awaken! Do not waste your life... Exploring mindfulness of death in Theravada Practice. Looking at the reality of human death in the world today and at the time of the Buddha. The paradox and potential of opening to the reality of death as part of life and Buddhist practice.
Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakening to Life
2017-08-21 Buddha Breathed Himself to Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:34
The function of samadhi, (concentration) in the service of awakening.
Concentration Retreat
2017-08-17 Mindfulness of Breath: Energy, Effort, Discovery (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:12
Various ways to practice Right Concentration focusing on the lived experience of knowing, experiencing, feeling, sensing, discovering, becoming intimate with the breath.
Concentration Retreat
2017-06-09 Maranasati: Dying and Awakening (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:23
Exploring what we think death is and it’s role and function as part of Buddhist meditation and realization. We examine the role of death in our conventional lives with the arising and passing of roles, worlds we’re involved with & times and stages of our life that pass. What happens as we normalize the dying process as part of the great letting go. How does letting go reveal the awakened heart?
Aging, Dying and Awakening
2017-06-06 Wisdom of Aging (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:49
What is it to age and how do we apply, learn and discover the dharma at this phase of life? We recognize the difficulties and joys of aging. Having lived a long life can bring a mature equanimity as the basis of our practice and life. Dharma points us to the simplicity of life and practice highlighted in Buddha’s instructions to Bahiya.
Aging, Dying and Awakening
2016-12-31 Letting Go - Freedom (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:18
The primary dynamic that leads to freedom is letting go.
New Year's Insight Meditation Retreat
2016-11-05 Grateful for Life in the Light of Impermanence 46:53
Gratitude arises naturally as we explore/open to the truth of the living impermanence of our lives. The dharma unveils various gifts of our aliveness. We recognize and become awake to the magic of life itself.
Maranasati: Contemplating Death

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