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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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2016-01-14 Day Three: Morning Instructional Sit: The Dear Friend 38:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2016-01-13 Transformation through Metta Practice 59:04
Metta practice carries a profound intention: To bring kindness and an awakened heart to all beings and all situations in our lives. We explore the nature of this intention, and some of the main ways that metta develops: through a basic stabilizing of our lives and awareness, particularly in living ethically, and in formal practice, as concentration develops; through a process of purification of that which blocks or stands in the way of metta; and through an integration of metta in our lives, to the point where metta is less a doing and practice, and more a way of being, which we then bring into the world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2016-01-12 Brahma Vihara Practices 13:04
Spirit Rock Meditation Center January Metta Retreat
2015-12-30 Coming Alive With the New Year 52:25
We explore through reflection and a ritual, the process of renewal - stopping, opening to both the difficult and the beautiful, letting go and setting intentions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2015-12-28 The Thinning of the Self 2:06:57
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2015-12-23 Morning Qigong Guided Practice 27:31
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2015-12-21 Dukkha and the end of Dukkha 59:44
After a brie account of the nature and centrality of "insight" in our practice, we focus on one core area of insight-studying and practicing with dukkha, interpreted as reactivity. Ten ways of such study and practice with reactivity are offered, leading to a deepening of non-reactivity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2015-12-18 Practicing at the Winter Solstice with Darkness and Light 55:25
At this wonderful retreat time of the Winter Solstice, we explore ways that we might open to and embrace the darkness in a number of ways, note how darkness leads to light, and, as well, invite the light.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2015-12-09 Studying and Practicing with Fear 2 62:38
We continue the investigation of the nature of fear, and the skillful ways to work with fear, both internally and externally, bringing in further emphasis on compassion, empathy, understanding and learning from those who have faced fear deeply.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2015-12-02 "One Who Set Out to Study Fear" 66:18
An exploration of the importance, personally and socially, of practicing with fear. We work especially with these tools: (1) mindfulness and the study of fear (What is fear? How does it manifest in the body, emotions, and thinking); (2) heart practices like metta and compassion; and (3) developing wise and skillful responses.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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