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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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2012-11-14 Four Foundations of Mindfulness III--Mindfulness of the Body @@ 56:54
  Donald Rothberg
A second examination of mindfulness of the body with some review of last time, and a focus on the six core practices of mindfulness of the body --breath, postures, activities, body parts, elements, and decaying body.
2012-11-21 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness IV-Mindfulness of Feeling-Tone 60:03
  Donald Rothberg
We explore 1. Why attention to feeling-tone is so crucial for our practice and freedom; 2. the nature of the feeling-tones of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral; and 3. seven ways to practice with feeling-tone.
2012-11-26 Transforming Suffering 55:06
  Mark Coleman
How to work with the inevitable challenges and vicissitudes of life
2012-11-28 Four Foundations of Mindfulness V- The Third Foundation; Mindfulness of Thoughts and Emotions 62:24
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of the First and Second Foundations, we explore the Third Foundation: 1. as mindfulness of thoughts and emotions, and 2. as mindfulness of the presence or absence of greed, hatred and delusion, offering a number of practices for both.
2012-12-03 Karma & the Power of Intention 63:01
  Jack Kornfield
2012-12-05 Foundations of Mindfulness VI: The Third Foundation II 58:36
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore mindfulness of thoughts and emotions, including the three sets of instructions in the text, and mindfulness of difficult thoughts and emotions (and what to do when mindfulness is very hard or impossible).
2012-12-10 The Power of Generosity 55:31
  Mark Coleman
The Buddha spoke highly of generosity. - how does generosity open the heart and bring connection, openness and many wholesome qualities? - what supports and hinders this beautiful quality? - how to practice this in simple gradual and life changing ways?
2012-12-12 Four Foundations of Mindfulness VII- Fourth Foundation I: Mindfulness of Patterns of Experience 63:05
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of the first three foundations, we look at the general nature of the Fourth Foundation of the specific frameworks used and some ways to practice.
2012-12-17 Winter Solstice; Transforming Darkness 1:15:50
  Jack Kornfield
2012-12-19 The Healing Power of Self-Compassion 1:11:18
  Linda Graham
Practices to keep the heart open in the face of suffering. Ours or others.
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