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Retreat Dharma Talks

February Monthlong

2019-02-02 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2019-02-07 Day 5 Sit with Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:13
Sally Armstrong
2019-02-07 Day 5: Brahma Vihara Guided Meditation - Forgiveness Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:27
James Baraz
2019-02-07 16 Meditative Steps in Mindfulness of Breathing - Anapanasati (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:55
Tempel Smith
In many discourses the Buddha gave very detailed instructions on how to develop Mindfulness of Breathing from our first awareness of breathing in and out through calming the mind into samadhi (concentration) and then steps to cultivate liberating insight. These 16 steps also include the cultivation of happiness and contentment as an aspect of the path to freedom.
2019-02-08 Day 6 - Morning Instruction on Breath and 4 Elements (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:33
Tempel Smith
An introduction to a careful and detailed practice of the 4 Elements meditation practice. Focusing on different kinds of body sensations, first independently and then in combination.
2019-02-08 Day 6 Brahma Vihara - Metta: Dear Friend (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:33
Andrea Fella
2019-02-08 Faith: Trusting our Potential for Transformation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:53
Kamala Masters
The elements of faith in ourselves.
2019-02-09 Gladness of the Wholesome ( Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:20
James Baraz
Wise or Right Effort includes cultivating wholesome states and then maintaining and increasing them. This talk explores how to maintain and increase these states and the importance of consciously including them in our practice. Particular emphasis is on the power of investigation, as well as mindfulness.
2019-02-10 Day 8 - Morning Sit w/ Instructions - Mindfulness of the Mind 52:52
Sally Armstrong
2019-02-10 Renunciation as Devotion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:41
Yong Oh
2019-02-11 Day 9 - Morning Sit with Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:20
James Baraz
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