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Retreat Dharma Talks

February Monthlong

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

2020-02-19 Patience & Energy (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:07
Gullu Singh
2020-02-20 Letting Go (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:01
Beth Sternlieb
Fear of letting go and trust in the dharma
2020-02-21 Day 20 Afternoon Instructions: Mudita (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:01
James Baraz
2020-02-21 Streaming vs Clinging (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:27
Tempel Smith
We are in an ever changing universe, yet conventionally don't understand this. Mindfulness brings us so much intimacy with things as they truly are that we wake up to this streaming nature. We have to let go of old habits of clinging to align with the stream we are in.
2020-02-22 Inner Beauty and the Two Guardians of the World (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:36
Kamala Masters
In the Dharma, it is said that there are Two Guardians of the world. They are actually inner guardians, or attitudes of mind, that support non-harming in our speech and behavior. This is a powerful cause for liberation to mature, resulting in a beautiful mind/heart.
2020-02-23 You Are Loving Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:27
James Baraz
Mindful awareness creates spaciousness for love to naturally shine through -- your true nature. The talk includes reminisces of Ram Dass, major benefactor of the insight meditation community, who passed away Dec. 2019 and whose practice was "I am loving awareness."
2020-02-24 Day 23 Afternoon Instructions: Mudita (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:48
Gullu Singh
2020-02-25 Day 24 Afternoon Instructions: Upekkha (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:23
Susie Harrington
Guided meditation for embodying equanimity: neutral, friend and self
2020-02-25 Wise Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:49
John Martin
This talk emphasizes Wise Intention in the context of a long retreat: Wise Intention includes the three aspects of renunciation (letting go of the sense desire), loving kindness and compassion.
2020-02-26 The Appropriate Response of Wisdom 50:24
Gullu Singh
The highest of all teachings is "an appropriate response" that response that leads to the lessening of suffering for ones self and others. Less of a "thing" but more of an ongoing process of inquiry.
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