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Retreat Dharma Talks

Monday and Wednesday Talks

Regular weekly talks given at the lower Spirit Rock meditation hall

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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2008-12-10 Practicing With Fear - part III 58:49
Donald Rothberg
After a review of four guidelines for practicing with fear, we explore more deeply the nature of fear, including many of the more unconscious ways that we carry fear, as well as the biological basis of fear. We also examine the relationship of fear to a sense of self, and of opening into fearlessness.
2008-12-24 Renewal In Our Practice And Lives 57:58
Donald Rothberg
In this time of darkness between Solstice and the New Year, it is a wonderful time for reflection, quiet and renewal - in our practice and in our lives generally. We explore a number of factors and practices that support renewal and post three questions at the end to help open us up to what renewal means for each of us
2009-01-12 Learning To Open To Experience 62:07
James Baraz
A central attitude of dharma practice is learning to open to experience instead of the typical contraction of grasping at pleasant or aversion towards unpleasant. Qualitites of opening include forgiveness, patience, sense of humor, presence and loving kindness are explored.
2009-01-14 Evolutionary Wisdom 49:10
Wes Nisker
2009-01-14 Friendliness, Consolation And Appreciation 47:52
Sylvia Boorstein
Short talk leading into meditation
2009-01-26 Spontaneous Meditation: The Sacred Art Of Presencing 27:31
Lama Surya Das
The intrinsic nature of mind is naturally lucid, aware, bright, open, empty and cling free. It is only temporarily limited or corrupted by being mixed with adventitious obscurations. Lama Surya Das explains & elucidates natural meditation, nowness-awareness, how to sit and gage and be, and explains his original four kinds of mindfulness.
2009-02-02 Paradox Of Desire 58:07
Phillip Moffitt
2009-02-04 On Being Certain 54:46
Sylvia Boorstein
Discussion of book of this name by Robert Burton
2009-02-16 The Raw Spot 63:21
Norman Fischer
Loss, pain and suffering leave us raw. But the rawness can bring us to a new birth. How to practice with difficult times, economic uncertainty.
2009-02-23 Power Of Compassion 58:58
Mark Coleman
The place of compassion in our lives & practice - What supports the heart to open & what hinders compassion from opening.
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