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Retreat Dharma Talks

Labor Day Retreat

2012-08-29 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2012-08-30 What Am I Doing Here and Why Am I Doing It? 56:49
James Baraz
How mindfulness practice works on retreat, the benefits that it produces and helpful attitudes that support intensive retreat practice.
2012-08-31 Look Around: Wake Up to Reality 61:06
Howard Cohn
Real time four noble truths.
2012-09-01 Unbinding our Heart and Mind 56:59
Sharda Rogell
The Buddha's teaching addresses the problem in life. Thoughts themselves are not the problem, rather the greed, hate and delusion bound up in the thought. A personal story exploring how to unbind ourselves from these conditions that cause us pain.
2012-09-02 Transforming Suffering into Happiness 64:22
James Baraz
The magic of mindfulness is how it weakens unwholesome (akusala) states of suffering and strengthens wholesome (kusala) states of well-being. This talk explains this process of alchemy: how greed, hatred and delusion are trnsformed into generosity, loving-kindness and wisdom.
2012-09-03 Respect & Dignity 65:58
Jack Kornfield
How Mindfulness, Loving attention bring respect & dignity to all...
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