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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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2024-06-06 Precarious: A Mess More Than a Safe Space 27:42
Dharma talk based on a poem "nested" by adrianne maree brown
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2024-05-22 Engaged Buddhism: instigating systemic changes 31:30
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2024-05-06 Fierce Compassion: Addressing Global Moral Crises, Gaza 1:38:22
This talk explores engaging the practice of fierce compassion to meet global martial crises and references the resource “Gaza, Calling for a Dharma Response” offered by the Sacred Justice Coalition.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2024-02-28 Cultivating the Refuge of Sangha 66:54
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2024-01-24 Faith Balanced with Wisdom 28:11
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2023-11-29 Musings on Anatta and Empire 32:03
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2023-10-04 Practicing with Modernity and the Myth of Progress 31:22
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Spirit Rock - Rainbow Sangha
2023-09-15 Closing Session (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:44:46
with Adam Stonebraker, Gullu Singh, JD Doyle, Louije Kim
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2023-09-14 Unselfish Joy: Overview and Guided Meditation (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 40:40
Overview of how Mudita (Unselfish Joy/ Appreciative Joy) can be a wellspring for our practice, followed by a guided meditation that begins with gratitude and continues to offering joy to a dear one, self, and all beings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness
2023-09-13 Guided Meditation on Thoughts and Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:26
Instructions for exploring thoughts and emotions using the noting practice and the practice of R.A.I.N.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Foundations of Mindfulness

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