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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

  
2013-09-25 The Anatomy of Ignorance 1 - An Overview 57:45
  Donald Rothberg
We examine the centrality of ignorance as a root of suffering and three main inter-related forms of ignorance - (1) Personal and psychological (2) Social and (3) Universal
2013-10-02 The Anatomy of Ignorance 2 - The Social Roots of Ignorance and climate Disruption 64:06
  Donald Rothberg
For Earth Care Week we review the three aspects of ignorance examined last week - personal (or psychological), social, and universal. We focus on the social roots of ignorance with attention mostly to understanding and responding to the climate crisis.
2013-10-09 The Anatomy of Ignorance 3 - Personal Ignorance I 63:59
  Donald Rothberg
We review and explore how crucial and challenging the root human problem as that of ignorance. We then examine in more depth the roots of personal ignorance, particularly as represented as limiting beliefs and how to access and transform such ignorance.
2013-10-16 "It's Incredibly Easy to Get Annoyed" 65:56
  Sylvia Boorstein
2013-10-21 Working with Anger 53:58
  Norman Fischer
How to practice mindfulness & use practice slogans specifically to work with anger...
2013-10-23 The Anatomy of Ignorance - Transforming our Personal Ignorance 60:51
  Donald Rothberg
After reviewing why and how we focus on transforming the different inter-related forms of ignorance - personal, social and spiritual - we focus on ten steps in transforming personal ignorance.
2013-10-28 Race, Color and Ethnicity in the Early Buddhist Discourses 67:50
  Ayya Tathaaloka
Images from Ayya Tathaaloka's presentation can be found here.
2013-10-30 Moods Masquerading as Imperatives - Happy Halloween! 57:24
  Sylvia Boorstein
2013-11-04 The Fruits of Practice 63:59
  Jack Kornfield
How to touch & embody & fulfill the fruits of Practice...
2013-11-06 Costing Not Less Than Everything 67:31
  Sylvia Boorstein
Abandoning fixed views
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