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Retreat Dharma Talks

February Monthlong

2020-02-01 (28 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2020-02-06 Day Five Afternoon Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:12
Kamala Masters
2020-02-06 Five Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:36
Beth Sternlieb
When we meet hindrances with loving awareness they nourish wisdom & compassion.
2020-02-07 Day Six Morning Instructions - Hindrances (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:03
Beth Sternlieb
Meeting hindrances with mindfulness & compassion.
2020-02-07 Day Six Afternoon Instructions: Brahma Viharas - Forgiveness & Metta for Self (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:34
James Baraz
A guided meditation directing forgiveness & metta toward our body, mind & heart
2020-02-07 Steps in Developing Mindfulness of Breathing (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 67:06
Tempel Smith
The Buddha described detailed steps we can take when developing and deepening our practice of mindful breathing. This talk covers steps 1-8 out of 16 classical steps given in discourses on this meditation.
2020-02-08 Day Seven Morning Instructions: Resting Wakefully in Breath & Body (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:01
Tempel Smith
With the further settling of the mind we can deepen our intimacy with the breath and body. From a wakeful connection to the body and a sense of happiness we can explore areas of pain and mental activity. With the calming of mental activity we open to deeper samadhi.
2020-02-08 Equanimity : Resting the Mind Before It Falls Into Extremes (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 68:46
Kamala Masters
The importance of developing equanimity in our lives as meditators on the path of purification of mind/heart, and living in the world.
2020-02-09 Day 8 Morning Instructions: Choiceless Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:26
James Baraz
Guided meditation letting go of the primary object and allowing receiving each moment as it presents itself.
2020-02-09 Practice as a Path of Happiness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:47
James Baraz
Sometimes we can misunderstand practice as mainly overcoming suffering. The Buddha spoke of cultivating and increasing wholesome states and being mindful of the "gladness of the wholesome."
2020-02-10 Day 9 Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:41
Kamala Masters
Thinking subject
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