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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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2011-11-14 Quiet your mind & then live Fully.. 66:41
  Jack Kornfield
A Dharma talk with Jack Kornfield and Pascal Auclair
2011-11-21 Bodhisatva 66:33
  Jack Kornfield
2011-11-30 Mindfulness and Ethics 63:03
  Donald Rothberg
In the context of the accelerating application of mindfulness in "secular" settings, we can ask questions about whether mindfulness is sometimes presented as a mere technique. We look at the nature of "nature" or "right mindfulness" (samma sati) and the importance of connecting mindfulness to the awakened heart, wisdom, and to ethics. In this talk, we focus especially on mindfulness and ethics.
2011-12-05 Clinging to Self 58:49
  Mark Coleman
What is the self, how is it constructed - Who do you take yourself to be. This talk explains how to examine the nature of self - the attachment to self image/identity & how a mindful relationship to it can bring much clarity & peace.
2011-12-07 Mindfulness and Metta 61:41
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to look at how mindfulness can be understood in the larger context of connection with ethics, wisdom, and the awakened heart. Here we explore how mindfulness and metta can be sometimes seen as separate, but how both practices point to a mature integration-loving awareness, mindful caring, the mindful and wise heart.
2011-12-12 Luminosity 51:56
  Nina Wise
A seasonal teaching about innate luminosity and the practice of kindness.
2011-12-14 Mindfulness and Wisdom 60:55
  Donald Rothberg
(There is a long pause at the beginning) We complete our exploration of "mature" (or "right") mindfulness, focusing on how mindfulness may be disconnected from wisdom, how it can lead to wisdom, and how "mature" mindfulness is integrated with wisdom (as well as ethics and the awakened heart)
2011-12-21 The Miracle of Changing One's Mind 1:11:14
  Sylvia Boorstein
Sylvia and Cliff Saran discuss the neuroscience of consciousness.
2011-12-28 Renewing and Revisioning our lives. Talk Guided meditations, and Ritual 48:12
  Donald Rothberg
At this time of earth's stillness, it can be a wonderful time to touch our deeper aspirations, correct with our visions, and set intentions. We do this through reflections, guided meditation and ritual.
2012-01-11 Fear and Lovingkindness 55:15
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the nature of fear and how metta is a powerful resource to work with and transform fear.
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