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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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2010-10-18 Continuing the Momentum of the Retreat in Daily Life Practice 33:54
We explore a number of resources, support structures, and guiding perspectives that can help our daily life practice come alive.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart
2010-10-15 Metta practice and the Transformation of the Heart 45:37
An exploration of metta practice and how it works-to develop the capacity to lead with the heart, develop in concentration, purify our being and touch our deeper nature.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart
2010-10-14 Wisdom-suffering, impermanence and the Heart 52:07
Wisdom across many traditions is understood as a clear and deep seeing of human experience; a seeing that cuts through conditioning and delusion. We look at the relationship of wisdom to mindfulness and the caring heart, particularly at how we see more clearly suffering, its roots and impermanence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart
2010-10-13 Mindfulness-What it is and What Makes it Difficult. 50:49
Mindfulness plays a central role in our practice of living with wisdom and compassion. We explore a number of the qualities of mindfulness as well as the obstacles to mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart
2010-10-12 Why do we practice? 18:34
It is helpful to connect with our deeper aspirations to practice - at the beginning of a retreat as well as before practice sessions. Twelve different responses to the question of why we practice are explored.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Clear Seeing, Opening the Heart
2010-09-22 Inner and Outer- Part 2 58:07
We continue to explore the twin practices of studying and deconstructing the separate self, and opening to interdependence, in part through a number of practices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-09-15 Inner and Outer- Part I 61:10
A exploration, with several short exercises, of how we form a separate self, and how we open to interdependence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-08-11 Wise Speech Practice 6- Wise Speech in Difficult Conditions, Part 2 63:46
We conclude our six sessions on wise speech by focusing on perspectives, practices and guidelines that help us be more skillful with difficult speech situations. The talk is followed by a guided exercise and discussion.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-08-04 Wise Speech Practice 5: Wise Speech in Difficult Conditions 68:07
We complete examination of the model of Non-Violent Communication, with a focus on applying the model to difficult situations.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-07-28 Wise Speech Practice 4- Mindfulness & Non-Violent Communication 2 62:07
In the context of wise speech practice, we continue to explore being aware of feelings and needs and introduce skillful ways to identify "how things are" through "observations."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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