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Marvin Belzer's Dharma Talks
Marvin Belzer
Marvin G. Belzer, PhD, has taught mindfulness meditation for twenty years. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. For many years he taught a semester-long meditation course in the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Green St. University, where he was an Associate Professor of Philosophy. He teaches an undergraduate course at UCLA (Psychiatry 175: Mindfulness Practice and Theory) and teaches mindfulness in many different venues in Los Angeles.
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2015-12-30 Day 3, Morning Instructions 38:38
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Teen Retreat
2015-12-28 Day One, Metta Instructions 29:28
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Teen Retreat
2014-12-29 Why Meditate? 45:08
Discussing the basics of mindfulness meditation and why we do it.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's TEEN Retreat
2013-12-29 Focusing Attention 48:41
This is a capacity we have and we use it in meditation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Teen Retreat
2011-08-16 Confidence in Calmness and Clarity 57:44
An overview of the basis of mindfulness and the process of developing confidence in what happens as we practice mindfulness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Retreat for Young Adults
2010-12-29 What's the Point of Meditation? (Offsite at Walden West) 44:40
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teen Retreat (Offsite at Walden West)
2010-08-10 Arriving, Settling, Opening 52:43
Some basics about what we do on a mindfulness meditation retreat and why we do those things.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Young Adults Insight Meditation Retreat
2009-08-11 The Simpler, the Better 61:07
How to work with ordinary awareness in order to develop mindfulness and concentration in a retreat setting.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Young Adult's Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-08-07 Accepting Experience While Wanting Change 58:33
We use methods in mindfulness meditation to develop a number of highly valued qualities of mind including concentration, experiential inquiry, kindness, shared joy, and equanimity. At the same time we maintain from the beginning a basic attitude of radical acceptance; we respect self-acceptance as an element of each of the methods. Wait a minute. Is this coherent? Is it a joke? If we are practicing a method to improve the mind, can we really practice radical acceptance at the same time? Put abstractly it can be made to seem paradoxical. Yet the paradox can be resolved. And more important than conceptual resolution is the fact that in practice we find that the methods are transformative when practiced skillfully in a framework of radical acceptance.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Young Adult Retreat
2007-08-08 The Eight Fold Path 58:27
An overview of the Eight Fold Path with emphasis on the ways we practice it on meditation retreats and with a special focus on effort and mindfulness.

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