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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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2013-04-17 Dharma practice and the climate Crisis 61:12
  Donald Rothberg
At the time of Earth Day, we pose a a dilemma and challenge. Dharma practice is so compelling. The climate crisis is so compelling. Which do we choose? Both, in our own ways. We look at the ways that our practice (and principles of generosity, compassion, ethics, interdependence, and wisdom) call us to regard and that those responding deeply need spiritual practices and principles to meet the great need.
2013-04-24 Dependent Origination I 50:20
  Donald Rothberg
An introduction to the core teaching of Dependent Arising, with a brief account of (1) what we bring to experience (links 1-5), (2) What happens in experience (links 6-9), and (3) The consequences of experience (links 10-12). This is an analysis of the roots of suffering (dukkha) and how it is perpetuated.
2013-04-29 How to Be an Earthling... 46:09
  Wes Nisker
2013-05-01 Dependent Origination II 67:47
  Donald Rothberg
After some general background on dependent origination, we look in detail at the twelve links (nidana) with an interest in seeing how we can intervene to break cycles of conditioning and unskillful action.
2013-05-06 Buddha's Awakening: What Really Happened... 54:45
  Eugene Cash
Buddha's relationship to his body as a doorway to Enlightenment.
2013-05-08 Dependent Origination III- Intervening to end the cycle of suffering. 64:18
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of dependent origination we look at ways of understanding several examples of suffering according to the model, and then point to multiple ways that we intervene-especially in the areas of action, direct experience, dispositions and ignorance.
2013-05-13 Patience and Perseverence 65:46
  Phillip Moffitt
2013-05-15 Dependent Origination IV-Review and Introduction to Liberative Dependent Origination 62:35
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of dependent origination. We also review ways of intervening in the cycle of suffering, and then begin to explore the teaching of "liberative" or "transcendental" dependent origination-focused on the causes and conditions leading to freedom and liberation.
2013-05-20 The One Who Knows... 52:05
  Jack Kornfield
2013-05-22 Dependent Origination V- Liberative Dependent Origination 61:30
  Donald Rothberg
The last in a series of talks--an outline of the twelve factors of "liberative" or "transcendental" dependent origination, an analysis of the cycle leading from being able to work with suffering through to liberation.
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