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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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2016-07-20 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 8 - Practicing with Judgments Related to Social Conditioning 2 1:12:26
We combine a review of the nature of reactive judgments related to social conditioning (particularly related to social hierarchies such as those connected with race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) with an outline of some ways to transform these judgments (pointing to the need also to transform the associated power structures).
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2016-07-13 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 7 - Practicing with Judgments Related to Social Conditioning 1:11:06
Partly with the reference point of recent violence in Orlando, Minnesota, Louisiana, and Dallas, we explore the nature of judgments related to social conditioning. We look at judgments, both conscious and more hidden (in "implicit bias"), related to social hierarchies based on race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc. We suggest some initial ways to practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2016-07-06 Guided Meditation: Exploring the Judgmental Mind 9:11
A guided meditation on exploring the judgmental mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2016-07-06 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 6 - Exploring Judgments and Accessing Their Hidden Roots 1:11:45
After a review of the basic framework used for transforming judgments, we explore how to investigate judgments in multiple ways that take us toward opening up the hidden unconscious roots of judgments.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2016-06-29 Transforming the Judgmental Mind Part 5 - The Four Stages of Transformation (Part 2) 63:59
After a review of what we've covered in past talks, we explore the four stages of transforming the judgmental mind, focusing more on the 2nd through 4th stages.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2016-06-01 Reflections and a Ritual for a Spirit Rock Transition: Impermanence, Letting Go, Appreciations, and Intentions. 64:43
On the occasion of the last gathering and teaching in Spirit Rock's Community Meditation Hall-- a talk, reflections by those present, and a ritual.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2016-05-25 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 4 - 4 Steps of Transformation 67:58
We review briefly the nature of the judgmental mind and how to work with it, then focusing on the first two of four steps in transforming judgments.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2016-05-18 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 3 - Two ways of Transformation 66:46
After a brief account of the nature of the judgmental mind, we explore (1) a more direct way of working with judgment through mindfulness, inquiry, reflection, etc.; and (2) a more indirect way of working with judgment, through cultivating awakened states and resources.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2016-04-27 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 2: Perspectives from Neuroscience 69:27
After a review of the nature of the judgmental mind and how to practice with it, we consider how the perspective of neuroscience can inform our practice of transforming the judgmental mind, both those judgments that are more personal and those that are more social in origin.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2016-04-20 Transforming the Judgmental Mind 1 - An Introduction 61:57
We examine the nature of the judgmental mind, its relationship to discernment, the importance of working with the judgmental mind, and some practical ways to begin transforming the judgmental mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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