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Retreat Dharma Talks

Awakening in Service and Action: A Study Retreat on Socially Engaged Buddhism

2012-05-21 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2012-05-22 Engaged Buddhism: Personal Transformation and Social Justice 40:40
David Loy
"The mercy of the West is social revolution. The mercy of the East is insight into the basic self/void. We need both" (Gary Snyder)
2012-05-22 Engaged Buddhism - Vignettes, Challenges, Possibilities 45:49
Donald Rothberg
A second overview of socially engaged Buddhism is offered, through vignettes and stories of engaged practices, a discussion of some of the challenges of connecting inner and outer transformation, and a sense of the great creative possibilities of such an approach. With Q&A.
2012-05-23 The "Lack" of Self 54:02
David Loy
Our most problematic dukkha is due to our sense of a separate self, a dukkha usually experienced as a sense of lack.
2012-05-23 Practicing with Views and Judgments in the Context of Service and Social Action 53:50
Donald Rothberg
For many Western Buddhists, it is challenging and often confusing to know how to work with views, theories (whether spiritual or social) and the judgmental mind. We explore the nature of views and judgements and how to practice with them, especially in the context of service and social action.
2012-05-24 Institutions and Poisons 1:10:17
David Loy
Our economic system institutionalizes greed; our militarism institutionalizes aggression; the media institutionalizes delusion.
2012-05-25 Buddhism and Ecology 43:32
David Loy
2012-05-25 What is Non-Duality? 55:53
David Loy
2012-05-26 Why We Love War 30:16
David Loy
2012-05-26 Practicing with Difficult Emotions and thoughts 56:56
Donald Rothberg
We look at several ways to practice when strong, difficult emotions and thoughts are present. 1) Finding antidotes - ways to get unstuck if we are stuck; 2) mindfulness using various tools; and 3) wisdom.
2012-05-27 The New Bodhisattva path 59:52
David Loy
Notes for a Buddhist Revolultion
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