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Retreat Dharma Talks

February Monthlong

2019-02-02 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-02-22 Day 20 Mudita Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:03
Andrea Fella
2019-02-22 Life is Our Teacher (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:45
Richard Shankman
Using every moment and all of life as our teacher. An overview of the 3 characteristics of existence.
2019-02-23 Non Greed, Non Hatred, Non Delusion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:41
James Baraz
Non-Greed, Non-Hatred and Non-Delusion were taught by the Buddha as the three roots of happiness. Stating each in a positive way they are 1) Letting go/Generosity, 2) Loving-Kindness and ClarityWisdom. Every moment that we're mindful we're cultivating these qualities. This talk explores both the moment-to-moment as well as the relational aspects of these three qualities.
2019-02-24 The Four Noble Truths 56:05
Sally Armstrong
The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths – the truths of suffering, the cause of suffering , the end of suffering and the path to the end of suffering – not as a philosophy, but as practices that we can use here and now to understand why we suffer and how to find release. Using this template to gain insight into our lives can bring a radical shift to the way we relate to our experience.
2019-02-25 Day 23 Equanimity: This is how it is, it is like this...(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:54
Tempel Smith
To practice the divine abode of equanimity, we begin by reflecting on the need to be intimate with what is really happening. With this strength of heart we can soften our preferences and the fantasies they produce in order to bring out heart in steady contact with all unfolding phenomena.
2019-02-25 The Three Roots of Happiness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:47
James Baraz
A talk on the Buddha's Teaching of three roots of happiness: non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion. Stating each in a positive way they are 1) Letting go/Generosity, 2) Loving-Kindness 3)Clarity/Wisdom. As part of the talk I share some personal stories of how my different paths of Buddhism and the Hindu path of devotion converged around these three qualities.
2019-02-26 Day 24 Brahma Vihara Practice: Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:16
James Baraz
2019-02-26 Not Knowing (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:16
Andrea Fella
2019-02-27 Beautiful Qualities of the Free Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:10:03
Tempel Smith
Our hearts have the potential to develop common strengths into boundless beautiful qualities called Paramis (Paramitas).
2019-02-28 Inspiration from the Great Masters (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:05
Richard Shankman
What is the message of the great masters who've come before us? What are their teachings that can support and illuminate us as the living links in the unbroken chain of dharma practitioners since the Buddha's time?
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