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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

2015-04-08 Taking Everything as Learning 2 60:14
  Donald Rothberg
After a review of some of main themes related to taking everything as learning, we look especially at what qualities and practices support taking everything as learning. Including mindfulness, equanimity, confidence and faith, heart practices, setting intentions and using the imagination to stay open to possibilities.
2015-04-15 The Practice of Impartial Kindness - Part 1 of 3 52:17
  Sylvia Boorstein
2015-04-20 Discomfort 57:49
  Sally Clough Armstrong
2015-04-22 Impartial Kindness (Metta Sutta) Part 2 60:43
  Sylvia Boorstein
2015-04-27 (Extra-) Ordinary freedom: inside & outside prison walls 52:39
  Nikki Mirghafori
2015-04-29 Talk #3 on Metta Sutta 50:36
  Sylvia Boorstein
2015-05-06 Othering & Belonging 1 58:06
  Donald Rothberg
In the contexts of our practice of examining the nature of self and of a recent conference on "Othering and Belonging," we look at ways that we create an "other." We may do this in terms of social groups (according to race, age, gender, religion, ability/disability, educational level, etc.), interpersonally, or in terms of parts of oneself (I "other" my fear or shame or brilliance). This week we focus on "othering" (the "other" is often noticed, but not really known or seen), how to track our own ways of othering, and how to work with and transform othering, opening to greater compassion, wisdom, and connection.
2015-05-13 Othering and Belonging 2 67:20
  Donald Rothberg
After a brief review of the theme of "othering", we look some more forms of "othering" and how we practice in examining "othering" in ourselves. We then explore the area exponentially in an exercise, followed by discussion.
2015-05-20 Mindfulness - How it Supports Liberation 62:30
  Sylvia Boorstein
2015-06-03 Everything is Spiritual Practice 61:32
  Sylvia Boorstein
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