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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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2014-06-24 Embodied Practice in Daily Life 45:33
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Embodied Awakening
2014-06-24 Four Steps to Embodied Awakening 36:07
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Embodied Awakening
2014-06-23 Introduction to Mindfulness of the Body 20:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Embodied Awakening
2014-06-19 Deep Listening and Speech Practice in Difficult Circumstances 53:05
How can we be skillful with our speech practice in difficult or challenging situations? We examine a number of principles and capacities, particularly deep listening, that can guide us.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat
2014-06-18 Practicing Skillfully with thought and emotions as a foundation for speech practice. 57:25
We explore the possibility of taking radical responsibility for our thoughts and emotions at the ability to respond skilfully, rather than react. We look at three ways of practicing with thoughts and emotions. 1. coming back to balance when out of balance. 2. cultivating mindfulness of thoughts and emotions. 3. working more actively with thoughts and emotions, including habitual patterns.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat
2014-06-16 Mindful Communication in the Path of Awakening 53:11
We explore the importance of speech practice, its place ijn the path of awakening, the four ethical and behavioral guidelines for "right": or "wise" speech, and ways of developing mindfulness in spech practice
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat
2014-06-11 The Roots of Our Practice 4 - The Thai Forest Tradition 2 65:23
We get to know in part through images, the teachers and practices of the Thai Forest Tradition and then focus on four aspects of their teaching.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • The Thai Forest Tradition 2 by Donald Rothberg (PDF)
2014-06-04 The Roots of Our Practice 3 - The Thai Forest Tradition, I 67:09
We explore briefly the history of Thai Buddhism, and thus focus especially on the lives, practice, and core teachings of Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Chah and the Thai "forest Tradition" more generally.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • Thai Roots by Donald Rothberg (PDF)
2014-05-07 The Roots of Our Practice 1:The Burmese Teachers, Ledi Sayadaw and Mahasi Sayadaw and our Mindfulness Practice. 67:10
Our core practice of mindfulness is based on Mahasi Sayadaw's technique of noting, starting with the breath and moving to all aspects of experiences. How did we receive this practice? We explore the fascinating history from the Buddha through the 19th and 20th Burma, to the West, where these techniques of mindfulness are influential in many settings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
Attached Files:
  • The Roots of Our Practice 1 by Donald Rothberg (PDF)
  • Mahasi Sayadaw, Satipatthana Vipassana Excerpt by Mahasi Sayadaw (PDF)
2014-05-03 Transforming the Judgmental Mind: An Overview 54:44
An introduction to working with judgments; identifying particular perspectives and practices that help us in this transformative work, including examining the nature of judgments.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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