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JD Doyle's Dharma Talks
JD Doyle
JD Doyle serves as a Core Teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center and has held many roles there, including Board member and co-founder of the LGBTQIA2+ meditation group. JD is in the Spirit Rock teacher-training program and has participated in the Dedicated Practitioner Program (DPP2) and the Community Dharma Leader Program (CDL4). JD has practiced Theravada Buddhism since 1995 in the U.S., Thailand, and Burma. For over twenty-five years, they worked as a public school teacher focusing on issues of equity and access. JD has taught a wide variety of groups from children to adults. JD holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Language and Literacy and Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. JD identifies as genderqueer. They are committed to celebrating the diversity of our human sangha, addressing the impact of racism on our communities, expanding concepts of gender, and living in ways that honor the sacredness of the Earth.
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2022-08-15 For the Welfare of the Whole World 49:38
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2022-06-08 The Power of Ritual to Create Possibility 64:51
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2022-03-31 Bringing the Practice to Life – Thursdays 25:32
A weekly drop-in group that focuses on bringing our Buddhist practice fully into our lives. We will meditate together, listen to Dharma teaching, and share the lived experience of our practice. We aim to create a radically inclusive space where all are welcome (especially those who might have experienced marginalization such as LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, and economically impacted people). All levels of experience are invited to attend. All are welcome.
Insight Santa Cruz
2022-03-24 Bringing the Practice to Life – Thursdays 27:48
A weekly drop-in group that focuses on bringing our Buddhist practice fully into our lives. We will meditate together, listen to Dharma teaching, and share the lived experience of our practice. We aim to create a radically inclusive space where all are welcome (especially those who might have experienced marginalization such as LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, and economically impacted people). All levels of experience are invited to attend. All are welcome.
Insight Santa Cruz
2022-03-16 Cultivating a Loving Heart in a Hostile World 63:26
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2022-02-21 5 Subjects for Daily Recollection (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:05
Exploring the inescapable realities of the human condition as a path to orient ourselves to away from linearity and into complexity and mystery to support awakening
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1 Month Retreat
2022-02-14 The Path of Awakening with the 7 Factors (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:06
The Buddhist teachings on the 7 factors of awakening guide us on the our path. The awakening factors of mindfulness, curiosity, energy, joy, tranquility, gathered mind, and equanimity are supports for the gradual training of the heartmind. Developing the sense of trust in the path and the support of discernment in meeting each moment with kindness and wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1 Month Retreat
2022-02-11 Guided Compassion Meditation for All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 41:10
Sharing the Buddha's aspiration to teach out of compassion for the world, you are invited to bring that inspiration into your compassion practice. This guided meditation starts with an overview of compassion and then the guided meditation focuses on an easy being and then opens to all beings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1 Month Retreat
2022-02-09 Curiosity and Anatta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:29
Exploring Anatta, with an invitation to curiosity and intimacy with the not knowing, beyond the conceptual mind of the constructs of the self. As we investigate the constructions of self, we begin to untangle the sense of self that we are familiar with and open to the possibility of the fullness of Anatta.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1 Month Retreat
2022-02-07 Metta for Easy Beings, Difficult Beings, and All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:54
Guided Metta meditation that begins with an overview of working with difficult or challenging people. Meditation explores the cultivation of Metta, starting with easy beings, moving to difficult beings and ending with all beings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation 1 Month Retreat

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