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Sharda Rogell's Dharma Talks
Sharda Rogell
My focus in teaching is to provide the support that students need to turn their life to the dharma, to truth, and to find ways to come out of their pain and suffering. The retreat experience is an invaluable aid to this exploration; however, what matters more is how one integrates this under- standing into everyday life.
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2017-10-15 Returning Home (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:15
How do we return "home" in every moment of our daily life? How our dharma practice shapes our life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Empty Mind Full Heart
2017-10-13 The Play of Compassion and Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:22
NO matter how much I might wish for suffering to end, it will always be an intrinsic part of our existence. Opening to this truth, awakens our heart of compassion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Empty Mind Full Heart
2017-10-12 Firm Ground of Equanimity (Spirit Rock Retreat) 54:13
Life is messy. Unless we are well-established in the wisdom of equanimity, we will likely be blown around by the worldly winds of change.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Empty Mind Full Heart
2017-10-11 Love Nudges Us Along (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:45
As we journey along the path, we move from an ego-centric view to a dharma-centric view, supported by deepening wisdom and lovingkindness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Empty Mind Full Heart
2017-08-31 The Great Undoing (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:07
Why come on retreat? As we orient to the present moment and reconnect with ourselves, we can begin to know what no longer serves us and let go. We open to a bigger picture of the way things are.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat
2017-07-23 Cultivating a Compassionate Heart during Troubling Times 27:32
Dharma Talk on Compassion
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2016-09-02 Widening our Lens to the Way Things Are 51:13
If we try to get the conditions of our life to match our expectations, we will be disappointed again & again. Understanding the Buddha's teaching on 'dukkha' helps us let go and see more clearly.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight meditation Retreat
2015-09-04 Entering the Dharma Stream 54:59
As we shift from a self-centered view to a dharma-centered view, we enter the authentic truth of our experience, and see with new eyes, even when facing difficult mind states. What can support this turning?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat
2014-11-27 Returning to a Grateful Heart 47:35
When the heart releases naturally, the grateful heart opens with joy. This talk ends with a fifteen minute gratitude meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-11-24 The Wisdom of Dukkha and Sukha 50:00
The Buddha invites us to open to all experience just as it is. When we open, we deepen our experience to allow both pleasure and pain and enter the stream of life without resistance or grasping.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat

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