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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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2016-06-29 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
2016-04-05 From Samadhi Practice to Insight Practice 66:01
We explore further the nature of samadhi practice, then examine the relationship of samadhi practice and insight practice generally. We focus for most of the talk on practicing "three ways of seeing"--seeing impermanence, dukkha (reactivity, unsatisfactoriness), and anatta (not-self)--with an emphasis on practicing with seeing impermanence.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Settling, Seeing and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Practitioners
2016-04-03 Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: An Overview of the Retreat 24:01
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Settling, Seeing and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Practitioners
2016-03-30 Grieving the Loss of a Mother - A Tribute to Bernice Rothberg 67:25
A remembrance of Donald's mother, Bernice, five weeks after her death (4 weeks were in retreat), identifying the main spiritual themes of her life (love and family, music and beauty, and social justice), and exploring the dynamics and sequence of Donald's grieving process.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
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  • Photo of Donald and Bernice (JPG)
2016-02-18 "Impermanence" 1:21:33
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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