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Retreat Dharma Talks

Maranasati: Contemplating Death, Awakening to Life

2019-05-10 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-05-11 Do Not Waste Your Life (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:21
Eugene Cash
Exploring Maranasati: Mindfulness of Death/Awakening to Life. This talk highlights the normalcy of Death. We survey how death is related to in various Buddhist traditions as well as discussing personal experience of death as part of contemplative practice.
2019-05-12 Working Wisely with Challenges of Practice and Life and Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:33
Bob Stahl
How to work wisely with the 5 hindrances as well as working wisely in meeting life and death.
2019-05-13 Letting Go into Living and Dying (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:47
Eugene Cash
What it means to let go as we live and as we die. How can we begin relax with the fact that in actuality we can’t really hold on to anything? This truth helps us to come into alignment with the way things are! Reality is not static, it is ecstatic, always changing.
2019-05-14 The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness of Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:48
Bob Stahl
2019-05-15 Day 5 Morning Sitting with Instructions: Reconciliation and Loving-kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:01
Bob Stahl
Reconciliation and Loving-kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock)
2019-05-15 Grateful for This Moment of Life (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:28
Eugene Cash
Gratitude arises as the 5th Brahma Vihara. It is a quality of heart ripened by our coming into harmony with the reality of life and death. As we waken to the truth that this is the only moment there is, we discover the magic, mystery and beauty of simply Being.
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