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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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2012-02-01 Deepening Daily Life Practice II 64:02
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore a number of ways to deepen practice in daily life, working with challenges difficulties, grounding in the body, working with intention, and practicing with speech and interaction as well as others.
2012-02-06 Poetry of Realization 56:46
  Mark Coleman
Deep wisdom teachings use the language of poetry, metaphor and simile to point to the timeless truths. In this talk Mark shares examples of wisdom teachings from Buddhist sources throughout the ages.
2012-02-08 What Do We Need Most to See? 50:45
  Sylvia Boorstein
2012-02-13 Comparing Mind 58:48
  James Baraz
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.
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