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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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2012-07-10 2-Day Non-Residential Retreat : Loving kindness-Cultivating the Open and Wise Heart 9:04
Practicing metta with the Difficult Person
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Lovingkindness: Two Day Non-Residential Retreat
2012-07-04 The Bodhisattva and the Second American Revolution: Reflections on the Fourth of July 62:58
We explore on this July 4th 1. The beauty and power of the vision of the 4th of democracy, equality, compassion, and happiness, 2. the contemporary problems that imperil the realization of this vision; and 3. a contemporary vision of addressing these problems and their inner and outer roots, inspired by the vision of the "new Bodhisattva."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Annual People of Color Retreat: Deepening Your Dharma
2012-05-26 Practicing with Difficult Emotions and thoughts 56:56
We look at several ways to practice when strong, difficult emotions and thoughts are present. 1) Finding antidotes - ways to get unstuck if we are stuck; 2) mindfulness using various tools; and 3) wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening in Service and Action: A Study Retreat on Socially Engaged Buddhism
2012-05-23 Practicing with Views and Judgements in the Context of Service and Social Action 53:50
For many Western Buddhists, it is challenging and often confusing to know how to work with views, theories (whether spiritual or social) and the judgmental mind. We explore the nature of views and judgements and how to practice with them, especially in the context of service and social action.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening in Service and Action: A Study Retreat on Socially Engaged Buddhism
2012-05-22 Engaged Buddhism - Vignettes, Challenges, Possibilities 45:49
A second overview of socially engaged Buddhism is offered, through vignettes and stories of engaged practices, a discussion of some of the challenges of connecting inner and outer transformation, and a sense of the great creative possibilities of such an approach. With Q&A.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Awakening in Service and Action: A Study Retreat on Socially Engaged Buddhism
2012-05-16 Becoming Bodhisattvas III: Practicing with Views and Concepts 57:00
In the context of connecting inner and outer transformation, we explore how to train to be wise and skillful in using views, concepts, and theories.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-05-10 Practicing With Feeling 56:37
An exploration of the implications of mindfulness. Of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral, and suggestions of concrete ways to practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2012-05-09 Becoming Bodhisattvas II--Ethical Practice 67:58
We look at one of the primary training areas of a Bodhisattva, one who connects inner practice and helping others ethical practice. We consider an expansive understanding of the five lay precepts, and the challenges of ethical practices.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-05-02 Becoming Bodhisattvas 61:39
In the context of a unit to Occupy Oakland, reflections on the importance for our times of developing our lives to connect inner and outer transformation, and of the inspiration to be bodhisattvas.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2012-04-19 Transforming the Judgmental Mind - An Overview 57:31
We situate the transformation of the judgmental mind in the context of the path of awakening - distinguishing reactive judgments from nonreactive discernment, clarifying why working with judgments is important and pointing to several ways of practicing with the judgmental mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Transforming the Judgmental Mind

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