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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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2009-07-08 Morality - Second in a series of the 10 Paramitas 56:49
Sylvia Boorstein
May these precepts be the Cause of Happiness Note: Quality is not great. Talk was recorded at too high a compression rate.
2009-07-15 Renunciation 47:52
Sylvia Boorstein
Patience and Wisdom as part of our continuing exploration of the Path of Sila, Morality, and one of the main components of the overall path to wisdom. Next week's class will continue and the weeks following will complete the Paramita sequence.
2009-07-22 The Wisdom of No Complaints 52:21
Sylvia Boorstein
2009-07-29 The 8 Worldly Winds, I 59:06
Donald Rothberg
An examination of how we practice with pleasure and pain, gain and loss, fame and disrepute, praise and blame; with stories referring to Buddha's teaching + discussion.
2009-08-03 Working with the Inner Critic 61:01
Mark Coleman
How to work with judgement & free yourself from the torment of the critic
2009-08-05 Practicing with the Eight Worldly Winds, pt 2 58:33
Donald Rothberg
We continue to explore 1) being mindful when a wind is present; 2) the nature of the winds; 3) responding skilfully. We add an emphasis on resting in what is deeper and examine several issues that arise in practicing with the winds
2009-08-10 Intersecting Realities 58:10
James Baraz
We are each the star of our own movie. Practice invites us to honor every member of the cast of characters in our life, remembering that they have their own reality. And through it all we can wake up from the dream.
2009-08-19 Talk not recorded. 0:00
Richard Shankman
(Recording not available) 
2009-08-24 Suffering 50:04
Norman Fischer
About the pervasiveness and usefulness of Suffering
2009-08-26 Impermanence and Contingency 50:01
Sylvia Boorstein
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