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Retreat Dharma Talks

Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat

2015-12-17 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2015-12-18 Practicing at the Winter Solstice with Darkness and Light 55:25
Donald Rothberg
At this wonderful retreat time of the Winter Solstice, we explore ways that we might open to and embrace the darkness in a number of ways, note how darkness leads to light, and, as well, invite the light.
2015-12-20 Day 3 - Morning instructional sit: Review, Thoughts and Emotions 1 22:43
Heather Sundberg
2015-12-20 Lessons from Mt. Fuji: the World of Papancha (Mental Proliferation) 57:12
John Travis
wonderful story about ascending Mt. Fuji at the tail end of a typhoon. Followed by a clear description of the four types of Papancha: wanting, aversion, views on opinions and selfing.
2015-12-21 Dukkha and the end of Dukkha 59:44
Donald Rothberg
After a brie account of the nature and centrality of "insight" in our practice, we focus on one core area of insight-studying and practicing with dukkha, interpreted as reactivity. Ten ways of such study and practice with reactivity are offered, leading to a deepening of non-reactivity.
2015-12-22 Integrating Insights into Daily Life 58:58
Heather Sundberg
the process of integrating insights; things to look out for, things to cultivate, and how to develop a daily practice.
2015-12-23 Morning Qigong Guided Practice 27:31
Donald Rothberg
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