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Retreat Dharma Talks

Monday and Wednesday Talks

Regular weekly talks given at the lower Spirit Rock meditation hall

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2008-04-30 Self And Not-Self - part 1 61:15
Donald Rothberg
Is there a self?? To explore these questions is to enter the territory of paradox. We investigate how to understand both conventional and conceptual approaches to self....
2008-05-07 Self And Not-Self - part 2 61:10
Donald Rothberg
We first review the basic teachings on self and not-self, exploring the possible confusion and the paradoxes, as well as the teaching of the five skardhas. We then explore three main forms through through which the self appears.
2008-05-14 Self And Not Self III 57:31
Donald Rothberg
Transformation Beyond the Constricted Self After a review of teachings about not-self, and an exploration of the ways that the self appears as an overlay on, or constriction of, the flow of experience, we look in this final talk at what si there when a constrictive self is absent: 1) individuality without identification, 2) awareness, 3) wmptiness of phenomena and self, and 4) compassion and responsiveness.
2008-05-19 The Fool's Path 42:25
Wes Nisker
Accepting Our Human Condition, Laughing With Ourselves, Stumbling Toward Enlightenment.
2008-06-02 Wise Understanding 64:28
Jack Kornfield
2008-06-09 Happiness And The Way Of The Bodhisattva 62:45
Jack Kornfield
2008-06-16 Dancing With Life 52:16
Phillip Moffitt
2008-06-18 Being Freed From Fixed Views 41:36
Sylvia Boorstein
Being mindful of our views and opening to dialogue.
2008-06-23 Monday Night Talk 65:19
Sylvia Boorstein
2008-06-30 Sanctuary 62:12
Jack Kornfield
Oiling the gate to the garden
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