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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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2012-07-08 Simple Love 55:06
This talk explores Metta or loving kindness, and how to shift our view from being identified as a separate self (and the heartache that can cause) to understanding that nothing is fundamentally wrong with us.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2012-04-14 Living Life as a River Flows 57:45
If we can leave our fixed ideas behind, and return to the openness of our direct experience, we gain a new kind of knowledge, independent of our thinking mind that is immediate, fresh and deepens our trust in the natural unfolding.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2012-03-30 Awakening Love 56:40
Our nature is love, yet through ego identification, this love becomes distorted. By following wholesome impulses, we strengthen our natural inclination to love.
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-04 The Path To Living An Awakened Life 55:47
The Buddha points the way to uncovering our essential goodness, here, exploring the five spiritual powers that turn our mind towards the beautiful; how to become intimate with all of life's experiences.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Living an Awakened Life: Insight Meditation Weekend
2012-01-21 An Overview of the Eightfold Path 64:09
A talk given by Sharda Rogell, Anna Douglas and Howie Cohn teaching on the importance of practicing and following the path to wisdom and compassion as taught by the Buddha.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2012-01-20 Expressing the Awakened Heart/Mind 57:11
How does love express itself in the awakened heart/mind. And how does that love get so distorted that it can turn to hatred, cruelty and envy. How can we release our confusion and be free?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Essential Dharma
2012-01-03 Join the Dance of Life 43:47
What has kept me on the path? Turning towards life instead of away-A radical confrontation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Retreat
2011-12-22 Awakening the Higher Mind 59:50
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2011-12-07 The Power of Mind Through Concentration 35:16
We can actively engage in our healing & transformation by gathering skilful and wise intentions and consciously directing them. In this way we strengthen the creative potential of our mind. We can consciously direct our wise and skilful intentions in order to actively engage in our healing and transformation. In this way, we reinforce and strengthen the creative potential of our mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Qigong and Meditation: Healing and Awakening
2011-12-01 Poking Holes in Reality 53:31
We have a tendency to fixate on things through attaching and resisting. By knowing deeply the impermanent nature and relaxing our grip, we come into a wise relationship with the conditions of our life and open to the way things really are.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Being Dharma

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