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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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2014-01-15 Equanimity 40:33
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2013-12-18 The Winter Solstice, the Dark and the Light and our Practice 62:13
At the Winter Solstice, we can learn better to embrace the dark-in multiple ways, and to invite the light. Using poetry, stories and teachings, we explore how practicing with darkness and light can deepen and illuminate what Mary Oliver calls our one "wild, precious life."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2013-12-11 The Anatomy of Ignorance 6 - Spiritual Ignorance and Insight into the Three Characteristics 62:26
After a review of the theme of ignorance, we explore how we don't often see the deep nature of things - as impermanent, leading to suffering if grasped and empty of an independent self and how to practice to see deeply.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-11-13 The Anatomy of Ignorance 5 - Practicing with Views 60:50
In the context of the transformation of ignorance, we look at views, beliefs and opinions - traditional teachings, how to use them skillfully, ways that we use them unskillfully and how to practice with views.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-10-23 The Anatomy of Ignorance - Transforming our Personal Ignorance 60:51
After reviewing why and how we focus on transforming the different inter-related forms of ignorance - personal, social and spiritual - we focus on ten steps in transforming personal ignorance.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2013-10-20 The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness 4 - Practicing with the Awakening Factors and the Four Noble Truths 1:16:33
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-10-20 The fourth Foundation of Mindfulness 3 - Practicing with the six senses and the Aggregates 1:49:48
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-10-20 The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness 2 - Practicing with the Five Hindrances 52:50
Talk, guided meditation, and discussion, with some attention to the model of the six internal and external sense bases.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-10-20 The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness 1 - Introduction 60:52
Review of the first three foundations of mindfulness and an introduction to the Fourth Foundation
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-10-09 The Anatomy of Ignorance 3 - Personal Ignorance I 63:59
We review and explore how crucial and challenging the root human problem as that of ignorance. We then examine in more depth the roots of personal ignorance, particularly as represented as limiting beliefs and how to access and transform such ignorance.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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