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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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2009-06-01 Natural Resources of Mindfulness 12:10
Ajahn Liem Thitadhammo
This is Part I, it has an introduction to Ajahn Liem and the Thai Forest Monastery.
2009-06-01 Natural Resources of Mindfullness 1:10:12
Ajahn Liem Thitadhammo
2009-06-03 Aware of the Passing of Time 1:48:57
Sylvia Boorstein
No description given.
2009-06-08 Wise Speech in Daily Life 60:39
Mark Coleman
How to cultivate wise speech so out words bring harmony, clarity & truth. Following the Buddha's guidlines on speaking.
2009-06-10 Practicing with Anger, Pt I 60:12
Donald Rothberg
For many of us, it is hard to know how to practice with anger. We explore some of the reasons for confusion about anger, including the mixed messages we get about anger in many settings, the different connotations of what is translated as "anger" East and West, and the conditioning around anger. We then outline three ways of more "inner" work with anger, through 1) mindfulness, 2) reflections and 3) heart practices like lovingkindness, compassion and forgiveness.
2009-06-15 Take the One Seat 61:22
Jack Kornfield
Back to basics... Breath...Sit... Watch...Not-Watch
2009-06-17 Practicing with Anger, pt II 59:58
Donald Rothberg
We review and fill out some of the themes from part I, why it is important and yet often confusing to work with anger; and several guidelines and tools (mindfulness, reflection, heart practices) for practicing with anger individually. We add an overview of how to practice with anger in relational an social contexts with others, focusing especially on skillful speech.
2009-06-29 Wise Thought & Freedom with Bhante Buddharakkhita 66:10
Jack Kornfield
How to understand and work with the mind, to awaken compassion and understanding. Skillful thoughts and Unskillful thoughts.
2009-07-01 Gratitude 62:04
Sylvia Boorstein
Giving away fixed views as the path to peace.
2009-07-06 Staying In Wonder 54:48
Wes Nisker
Rhythms, cycles, spiral dances of thought, non-thought Evolving magic of awareness and breath... the universe being aware of its self... of self
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