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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

2015-03-11 Introduction to Compassion 33:46
Heather Sundberg
2015-03-11 What is Going On? 53:38
Mary Grace Orr
Exploring the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, in particular the aggregates. What is this event I call "me".
2015-03-12 Cultivating Concentration (Samadhi) 59:45
Donald Rothberg
An overview of (1) the nature and importance of concentration in our practice; (2) some suggestions on how to strengthen concentration; (3) some of the challenges of cultivating concentration, including striving, spiritual bypassing, and attachment to states of concentration; and, briefly, (4) the relationship of concentration and insight practice.
2015-03-13 Morning Instructions Day 12 3:45
Donald Rothberg
2015-03-13 Brahma Vihara Day 13 Compassion 44:52
John Travis
2015-03-13 The Noble Truths 61:04
Heather Sundberg
This talk on the Noble Truths includes the 3 types of dukkha, the 3 types of craving, and the multiple doorways into cessation.
2015-03-14 Brahma Vihara Day 14 - Compassion 40:01
Sylvia Boorstein
2015-03-14 Sharing the Happiness of Others 46:48
Winnie Nazarko
The practice of cultivating mudita (empathetic joy) helps us share in the happiness and well-being of others. It counteracts envy, jealousy and the tendency to compare self to others. This moves us away from resentment and feelings of scarcity towards gratitude and generosity.
2015-03-15 Brahma Vihara Day 15 Compassion 41:51
Winnie Nazarko
2015-03-15 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 55:55
Sylvia Boorstein
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