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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Monday and Wednesday Talks

Regular weekly talks given at the lower Spirit Rock meditation hall
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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2012-04-09 Nachiketa & the Lord of Death 68:59
  Jack Kornfield
2012-04-11 Mindfulness of the Paramitas 63:04
  Sylvia Boorstein
2012-04-14 How Insight Arises 66:23
  Richard Shankman
2012-04-16 The Art of Mindfulness 48:18
  Mark Coleman
What did the Buddha actually teach about mindfulness? How does it differ from a simple attention? This talk explores mindfulness in the context of the Buddhist Path and it leading from pain to peace.
2012-04-18 The Journey 58:06
  Donald Rothberg
We explore the metaphor of the "spiritual journey" to help illuminate phases of our practice, using three reference points: 1. Mary Oliver's poem, "The Journey" 2. The journey of the Buddha and 3. Our own individual journeys.
2012-04-23 Impulse To Freedom 60:32
  Anam Thubten
2012-04-30 Misconceptions of Awakening 52:23
  Mark Coleman
The mind makes many ideas, views & misconceptions about the process of waking up - this talk points to the importance of understanding that awakening is a process, not a state...
2012-05-02 Becoming Bodhisattvas 61:39
  Donald Rothberg
In the context of a unit to Occupy Oakland, reflections on the importance for our times of developing our lives to connect inner and outer transformation, and of the inspiration to be bodhisattvas.
2012-05-09 Becoming Bodhisattvas II--Ethical Practice 67:58
  Donald Rothberg
We look at one of the primary training areas of a Bodhisattva, one who connects inner practice and helping others ethical practice. We consider an expansive understanding of the five lay precepts, and the challenges of ethical practices.
2012-05-14 A Conversation with Tsoknyi Rinpoche- Open Heart, Open Mind 1:56:08
  Jack Kornfield
A Conversation with Tsoknyi Rinpoche- Open Heart, Open Mind
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