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Retreat Dharma Talks

Labor Day Insight Meditation Retreat

This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional instructions will be combined with a spirit of lovingkindness and silent sitting, walking, dharma talks, and interviews. This is a good retreat for both beginning and experienced students.

2011-08-31 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2011-09-01 The Essence of Practice: Relaxed, Interested, Kind Awareness 57:28
James Baraz
This talk addresses what we're doing in practice, why we're doing it and the attitudes that most support the unfolding.
2011-09-02 Following the Buddha's Way to True Happiness 62:08
Howard Cohn
2011-09-03 Falling into the Dharma and Enjoying the Ride 56:05
Sharda Rogell
We live on the edge of uncertainty. But do we have to live with anxiety about this fact? The Dharma shows us we are the dynamic change and becoming. This is our own nature. Can we trust this and let go into it?
2011-09-04 Awakening Joy: The Buddhist Path to Happiness 64:21
James Baraz
Using the Buddha's teachings on cultivating wholesome states to awaken our innate capacity for well-being.
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