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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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2010-12-08 Gradual and Immediate Awakening, I 63:16
We explore the complementarity of gradual and immediate (or sudden) ways of practicing, with some experiential exercises.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-11-24 Cultivating Generosity and Gratitude 60:30
We examine the nature of generosity and gratitude and both how to cultivate them , and what stands in the way of their expression through stories and teachings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-11-17 Practicing with Intentions 46:52
We explore 1) The nature of intentions, 2) The importance of intentions in our practice, 3) karma and intentions, and 4) how to practice with intentions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2010-11-10 Twelve Reasons Why We Practice 62:00
Connecting with our deep motivation for practice is a crucial support. We explore a number of interwoven motivations for practicing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
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

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