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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Monday and Wednesday Talks

Regular weekly talks given at the lower Spirit Rock meditation hall
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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2012-02-15 Holding Our Days with the Tenderness of Patience: Reflections from a Two-week Retreat 57:20
  Donald Rothberg
The talk, given immediately following two weeks of silent practice, explores themes of remembering what is important, mystery, doing and being, and awareness "open like the sky," connecting how we practice both in retreat and daily life.
2012-02-20 4 Ways We Get Caught 65:43
  Pascal Auclair
2012-02-22 Loving One's Enemies I 60:40
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the meaning of developing a love or loving kindness toward all, including one's "enemies," using both Christian and Buddhist resources. Four foundational practices are outlined: 1.Ffollowing ethical guidelines 2. Mindfulness 3. Metta, and 4. Wisdom practices to help contemplate emphathically the causes and conditions of difficult interactions.
2012-02-29 Birth, Death and Vision for an Amazing Future in a technology world. 66:48
  Sylvia Boorstein
With special guests: Jack Kornfield, Johan Wikman and Susan Felix.
2012-03-05 The Perfume of Dharma 62:27
  Jack Kornfield
The beautiful ways the Dharma is being spread across the world.
2012-03-07 Loving One's Enemies II 57:21
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to focus on perspectives and practices to help us practice skillfully with those who seem difficult or "enemies." We give attention to further practices and some of the subtleties and complexities.
2012-03-09 Refuge in Recovery 47:22
  Kevin Griffin
2012-03-12 Maranasati 54:11
  Eugene Cash
Mindfulness of Life & Death
2012-03-14 Loving One's Enemies III 65:47
  Donald Rothberg
We bring in further practices and perspectives to help us work with "enemies" or "difficult persons" including various ethical, body, heart, and mind practices. We close by examining how we may sometimes project onto others our fragmented parts and thus use practice with enemies as opportunities to find greater wholeness.
2012-03-19 The Path of Joy 48:24
  Mark Coleman
How to awaken joy through mindfulness, awareness and inclining the mind to that which uplifts the heart...
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