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Donald Rothberg's Dharma Talks
Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism. An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Donald has helped to guide three six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program). He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.
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2014-04-18 Connecting Inner and Outer Transformation 62:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening in Service & Action: A Study Retreat on Socially Engaged Buddhism
2014-04-16 Three Levels of Daily Life Practice 57:43
After a review of foundational, intermediate and advanced daily life practices, we focus on several central practices, working with intention, using the imagination, grounding in the body and taking difficulties as practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2014-04-09 Three Levels of Daily Life Practice 1 54:37
After reflecting on some of the challenges of contemporary daily life practice, we look at three levels of such practice, and many types of practices within each level.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-04-02 Reflections On A Month Retreat 59:39
Just returned from a month of retreat practice, i offer various reflections on retreat theme, including impermanence and death, working with inner guidance, and taking all experiences in a learning context, and on core practices, (concentration, insight, metta, and open spacious awareness), ending with a brief song.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-02-22 Wise Speech, part 2 44:35
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2014-02-22 Wise Speech, part 1 22:06
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2014-02-19 Heart Practices in Difficult Times 4 - Compassion 2 57:46
We look at the importance of the different parts of our practice - intentions, ethics, mindfulness, wisdom and grounding in the body - for responding to difficult situations- individual, interpersonal and related to the wider world. We then look at how to develop and practice compassion in difficult situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-02-12 Heart Practices in Difficult Times 3: Compassion 62:10
We explore compassion and practice to help us respond to difficulties particularly pain and suffering. We examine the distinction between pain and suffering, the nature of compassion, receptive and active compassion, the shadow of compassion and some types of compassion practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-02-05 Forgiveness Practice 2 and Taking Difficulties as Practice 62:00
We begin by identifying several supports for practices with difficulties and then explore forgiveness practice in further depth - with Q & A at the end.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-01-29 Forgiveness Practice 1 63:34
An introduction to forgiveness as an inner practice to work with reactivity toward self or others. Includes a guided practice and questions and response.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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