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Retreat Dharma Talks

Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat

2017-12-18 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2017-12-19 Practicing with Darkness at the Time of the Winter Solstice: Five Metaphors to Guide Practice 61:19
Donald Rothberg
Inspired by the darkness of the earth, we are guided by a sense of the darkness as suggesting: 1) stopping and stillness; 2) being with difficulties; 3) opening to unknowing and mystery; 4) generativety, creativity and fertility and 5) luminosity.
2017-12-20 Second Morning Instructions: An Overview (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:04
Donald Rothberg
Instructions on breath, body and senses, thoughts, and emotions.
2017-12-20 Transforming Fear Into Love (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:49
Heather Sundberg
The Talk explores three ways that we can transform Fear into Love: Naming & Welcoming, Releasing Reactivity through the Nervous System, and Lovingkindness. The Talk ends with a moving true story of one woman's journey from fear into love & the service she offers to the world out of her understanding.
2017-12-21 Five Aspects of Liberation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 54:03
John Travis
Impermanence--The Body--Views and Opinions--The Self-Awareness
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