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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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2013-06-03 Being to Being- True Refuge in Relationship 69:22
  Tara Brach
When we are stressed, our way of relating to each other is ego to ego. This talk explores the understandings and practices that enable us to embody "nameste": Honoring the sacred that lives through all beings.
2013-06-10 Compassion 68:41
  Norman Fischer
Salient notions and practices for self and others...
2013-06-12 Empathy and the practice of relationship 1:16:05
  Oren Jay Sofer
How do we bridge the seeing gap between silent mediation and our lives relationships? Reflections and tools for broadening our sense of awakening.
2013-06-19 Balancing the Hindrances with the Factors of Enlightenment 61:27
  Sylvia Boorstein
2013-06-26 Speech Practice 1- Introduction 64:23
  Donald Rothberg
We look at (1) the importance of speech practice; (2) the practice of cultivating inner and outer awareness at the same time; (3) the roles of awareness, intention, and action in speech practice; and (4) the speech guidelines of the Buddha. We end with a guided practice period.
2013-07-03 Speech Practice 2- Presence and Empathy 64:50
  Donald Rothberg
We continue to establish foundational perspectives and practices, through (1) a brief review of the previous session, (2) a focus on combining inner and outer awareness, (3) exploring empathy in relationship to feelings and emotions, and (4) two exercises to develop presence and empathy.
2013-07-08 No Self 45:24
  Anam Thubten
2013-07-10 Speech Practice 3: Expanding Empathy 62:10
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of foundational speech practices, we explore, through a talk, exercises, and discussion, developing empathically through attention to emotions and values (or "what matters"), both in ordinary non-conflictual interactions and in conflicts.
2013-07-15 Anatta; Advice to My Self 43:24
  Nina Wise
2013-07-15 Guided Meditation with chant at finish 37:55
  Nina Wise
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