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Retreat Dharma Talks


2012-01-06 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2012-01-07 In Gladness and in Safety, Omitting None 56:21
Sylvia Boorstein
A presentation of Metta and Mindfulness as integral aspects of each other, using the Metta Sutta, the Buddha's teaching on kindness, as both teh mandate for practice and an overview of the path.
2012-01-08 Metta Practice as a Path of Awakening 60:08
Donald Rothberg
Metta practice is a training inclining toward the awakened heart. We explore several aspects of this training in terms of the development of a number of capacities, working through what blocks metta, and the integration of metta, mindfulness and wisdom.
2012-01-09 Metta Concentration 58:22
Heather Martin
The skill of dropping more fully into the beautiful experience of these wishes, abiding within them, with deeper restfulness. It is through this kind of experience that pure compassion can arise.
2012-01-10 Befriending the Difficult Person 57:11
Heather Sundberg
Exploring on the levels of mind-heart-body, including teachings on patience, equanimity, compassion and forgiveness. The talk reflects on befriending the 'difficult' person in metta practice, with the underlying intention of reminding us that we are all in this together; that befriending difficult people can be both workable and transformational and that there are practical tools available to assist us on our journey.
2012-01-11 Holding Your Life in Kindness 58:51
Larry Yang
The practice of joy and gratitude
2012-01-11 Gratitude Meditation 30:40
Larry Yang
A guided meditation on gratitude
2012-01-13 Daily Life Practice 31:14
Donald Rothberg
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