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Donald Rothberg's Dharma Talks
Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism. An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Donald has helped to guide three six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program). He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.
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2013-06-17 Afternoon Instructions #4 56:59
Neutral Person
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat, June 2013
2013-06-16 The Challenges and the Fruits of Metta Practice 59:01
We explore 1) the spirit of metta practice; 2) some of the challenges of the practice, particularly framed in the terms of the five "hindrances"; 3) some of the fruits of the practice, as it matures.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat, June 2013
2013-06-16 Afternoon Instructions #2 55:26
General Instructions on metta and introduction of the "benefactor" category, with Q & A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat, June 2013
2013-05-22 Dependent Origination V- Liberative Dependent Origination 61:30
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.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-05-15 Dependent Origination IV-Review and Introduction to Liberative Dependent Origination 62:35
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.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-05-08 Dependent Origination III- Intervening to end the cycle of suffering. 64:18
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.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-05-02 Self and Not Self - Part 2 53:48
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-05-01 Dependent Origination II 67:47
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.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-04-25 Self and Not Self - Part 1 64:38
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-04-24 Dependent Origination I 50:20
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.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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