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Retreat Dharma Talks


Metta Practice

2015-01-12 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-01-14 Metta Sutta #1: The Joy of Basic Integrity 64:38
Heather Sundberg
Drawing from various commentaries and translations of the Metta Sutta, the talk explores this important teaching from the perspective of practice and how to live it in our lives. Explores the qualities of Trust, Wise Speech, Humility, Contentment, Peace and Integrity.
2015-01-15 Lovingkindness, Compassion, and Forgiveness 65:37
Donald Rothberg
On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we explore how to extend the awakened heart of Metta when there is pain or distress or difficulty. In particular, we examine the practices of compassion and forgiveness, with Dr. King's work and life as a reference point.
2015-01-16 On the Path of the Beautiful and Beloved Community 63:12
Larry Yang
In collection: Engaged Buddhism
2015-01-17 Metta Sutta Talk #2: By not holding to fixed views 60:02
Heather Sundberg
Filled with anecdotes, singing and practical advice, this talk covers the second half of the Metta Sutta, including Metta for All Beings, the Difficult Person, How to Cherish Beings By not Holding to Fixed Views
2015-01-18 Lovingkindness, Equanimity, and Daily Life Practice 67:42
Donald Rothberg
In our practice, we aspire toward a kind of wholeness, with no part of our life left out. In this talk, we explore two ways of developing more of such wholeness - (1) through connecting metta with mindfulness and wisdom, here examined especially in connecting metta and equanimity; and (2) through connecting formal metta retreat practice to everyday life practice.
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