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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

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
2013-07-17 Unbewitched, Unbothered, Unbewildered. 50:14
  Sylvia Boorstein
2013-07-22 Mystery & the Graciousness of Uncertainty 63:01
  Jack Kornfield
Approaching, accepting, smiling with the nature of impermanence and uncertainty
2013-07-24 Remember, Be Happy! 64:20
  Sylvia Boorstein
2013-07-29 Simplicity & Sympathy 50:58
  Jack Kornfield
The simple heart of awakening compassion in this human incarnation...
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