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Dharma Talks
2013-04-20 Connecting Inner and Outer Responses to Climate Change 37:37
  Donald Rothberg
At this time of climate disruption, we need powerful responses--integrating more "inner" spiritual practices and principles, on the one hand, with skill in "outer" responses, on the other. This integration or marriage can happen in many ways as we participate in the "great turning"--whether our primary emphasis, to use Joanna Macy's analysis, is stopping further damage from occurring, transforming our institutions, or helping to shift consciousness. Without this integration, however, spiritual practice runs the risk of becoming a kind of middle-class escapism and activism runs the risk of being caught in self-righteousness, attachment to views, demonization of the "enemy," and burnout. We need a new integration! We look at several dharma principles that can be the basis for such an integration, consider briefly how Spirit Rock is responding (and might respond further) to climate issues, and especially look at the figure of the bodhisattva.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Responses to Climate Change: Awareness, Action and Celebration
In collection One Earth Sangha

2013-04-20 Active Hope 49:37
  Joanna Macy
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Responses to Climate Change: Awareness, Action and Celebration
In collection One Earth Sangha

2013-04-20 Reflections on the Day 26:30
  Nina Wise
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Responses to Climate Change: Awareness, Action and Celebration
In collection One Earth Sangha

2013-04-20 Awareness as a Lifestyle 59:12
  Steve Armstrong
Five faculties guide the development of awareness -- faith, energy, mindfulness, stability of mind and wise understanding.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Through Dhamma Eyes: Training in Awareness and Wisdom

2013-04-21 Clearly Visible but Hard to See 51:21
  Stephen Batchelor
How the term Dharma as defined in the Pali Canon might be considered from a Zen Buddhist perspective.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2013-04-21 Emptying Hand in Hand 28:43
  Jose Reissig
Our mind often functions in a shared space. In that case it is not sufficient to empty the individual mind, but we need to find ways to extend the clearing to the collective mind as well.
Dominican Sisters center at Saugerties :  Rhinebeck Sitting Group Retreat

2013-04-21 Perception, Papanca and Personality View 59:46
  Carol Wilson
Bringing awareness to the magic show of the creation and dissolution of personality view from moment to moment.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Through Dhamma Eyes: Training in Awareness and Wisdom

2013-04-21 Life's Unfair - It Can Be Dealt With. 9:53
  Steve Armstrong
Dhamma Lesson
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Through Dhamma Eyes: Training in Awareness and Wisdom

2013-04-22 Smelling the Roses 55:45
  Martine Batchelor
Exploring how we come into contact through our senses and can creatively engage with our environment.
Gaia House The Zen Retreat

2013-04-22 Awareness is Natural 38:39
  Howard Cohn
Mission Dharma

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