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Retreat Dharma Talks

March Insight 1 Month Retreat

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in lovingkindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and interview

2015-02-28 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-03-07 Metta Revisted 49:34
Mary Grace Orr
Training in Metta so that we can hold ourselves and others with friendliness-even in difficulty.
2015-03-08 Morning Instructions Day 8 Back to Basics Foundations 103 10:34
Mary Grace Orr
2015-03-08 Brahma Vihara Day 8 Metta 33:25
Mary Grace Orr
2015-03-08 The Third Foundation: Knowing theMind 63:32
Winnie Nazarko
This talk discusses how to apply mindfulness to the mind and body. Clarifies what kind of attention is called for in working with thoughts/emotions. Distinguishes mindfulness meditation from psychotherapy, and discusses the relationship between them. Explores "which tool is right for the task."
2015-03-09 Morning Instructions Day 9 Third Foundation of Mindfulness 6:50
Winnie Nazarko
2015-03-09 Compassion: Cultivation and Fruition 64:12
Heather Sundberg
This talk explores Compassion through the following aspects: Cultivation Aspects: How to Practice and the Near Misses Wisdom Aspects: The Three Characteristics (change, suffering, not self) Fruition Aspects: Stories from ancient and modern meditators and activists
2015-03-10 Choiceless Awareness 10:58
Heather Sundberg
2015-03-10 Brahma Vihara Day 10: Metta for All Beings 43:20
Donald Rothberg
2015-03-10 Marks of Existence 57:27
John Travis
After a 'laugh out loud' introductory teaching, the talk deeply explores the Three Characteristics of change, suffering, and not self; and the Three Subtle Characteristics of emptiness, suchness, and 'not there with the object'.
2015-03-11 Morning Instructions Day 11 4:58
John Travis
Morning Instructions on the 'Marks of Existence'
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