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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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2009-09-02 What are we Missing? 48:52
Sylvia Boorstein
2009-09-07 Virtue & Integrity 46:42
Jack Kornfield
2009-09-09 Self Compassion & Mindfulness in Schools 56:30
Richard Shankman
Part 1 - Self Compassion Part 2 - Mindfulness in Schools
2009-09-16 Service as a Path of Practice, Pt 1: Challenges and how to work with them 53:57
Donald Rothberg
We may understand and express our spiritual practice as helping others. What does such a path look like? What are some of the challenges and issues? We name burnout, self-righteousness, being overwhelmed, attachment to outcome, etc. and begin to explore how to work with these challenges.
2009-09-21 Wise Effort & Aliveness 54:22
Jack Kornfield
2009-09-23 Work and Service as a Path of Practice, II Aspects of the Path 56:36
Donald Rothberg
We continue to look at work and service as a path, naming some key aspects of this path: 1. general intention that our work and service be practice for ourselves and others, 2.connecting inner and outer practice, 3. identifying core challenges and "obstacles", 4.developing awakened qualities and 5. establishing community support for this path.
2009-09-28 Forgiveness; Cleaning Your Slate 62:42
James Baraz
Reflections on forgiving, self and others...reflections on Yom Kippur
2009-09-30 Service and Work as Practice III: The Centrality of Intention 58:16
Donald Rothberg
In the context of previous talks, we explore intention practice in three ways: 1.) understanding the importance of intention in our practice and in life 2.) cultivating intention as aspiration- being in touch with deeper intentions, and 3.) working with intentions moment to moment and in specific activities.
2009-10-07 The Permutations of Mindfulness 44:22
Sylvia Boorstein
2009-10-12 Buddha Nature 44:49
Nina Wise
On remembering who we are... On forgetting who we are... On knowing what we don't know we know...
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