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Donald Rothberg's Dharma Talks
Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism. An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Donald has helped to guide three six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program). He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.
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2018-10-24 Cultivating Wise Speech 2 2:06:45
Description:We review first why speech practice is so important and how it connects with the Noble Eightfold Path, and then two of the foundations of skillful or wise (or right) speech. We cover: (1) working with the four guidelines from the Buddha for wise speech, and how we can use the guidelines both to guide our speech and as spurs for mindfulness, when we find ourselves going against the guidelines; and (2) developing a sense of presence during speaking and listening. We then explore some general ways to strengthen our speech practice, as well as begin to bring it into challenging or difficult situations involving speech and interaction. We end with a speech exercise involving dyads, and discussion of the exercise and our practice generally.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2018-10-17 Cultivating Wise Speech 1 64:49
We start with an overview of the contemporary importance of training in wise speech, and the place of wise (or "right") speech traditionally, as one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path of the Buddha. We then examine two foundational aspects of wise speech, first a grounding in the ethical guidelines for speech given by the Buddha, and secondly the intention to be present and mindful during speaking and listening. Finally, there is a guided practice in dyads especially of the second foundational dimension of speech practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-08-31 Cultivating Wise Speech - An Introduction 1:46:01
In this introduction to a daylong on Wise (or "Right") Speech, there is a focus on the importance of Wise Speech for our practice and on the core ethical guidelines for wise and skillful speech given by the Buddha.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2018-04-23 Wise Speech and the Path of Awakening 55:29
We explore (1) the importance of speech practice, (2) the place of speech practice in traditional and contemporary paths of awakening, (3) the central resource from the teachings of the Buddha on speech practice--the four core ethical guidelines, and (4) some ways to implement these guidelines and connect them with other practices.
Sacred Stream Center :  Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat
2017-02-19 Cultivating Wise Speech: Becoming More Skillful in Your Speech Practice (Daylong at Spirit Rock) 51:21
Integrating Inner and Outer Awareness During Speaking -- Talk, Exercise, and Discussion
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2017-02-19 Cultivating Wise Speech: Becoming More Skillful in Your Speech Practice (Daylong at Spirit Rock) 1:42:46
Overview of Wise Speech Practice and the Buddha's Wise Speech Ethical Guidelines -- Talk, Exercise, and Discussion
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2015-07-15 Practicing the Fourth Ethical Precept - Wise (or "Right") Speech 1 63:31
We continue with our exploration of ethical practice, set in the context of the overall training to awaken. We focus in this first session on Fourth Precept ("Right" or "Wise" Speech) on the four core ethical guidelines for speech (truthfulness, helpfulness, speaking from the heart, and good timing/appropriateness of the speech), in the context of the general importance of speech practice, suggesting a number of ways of practicing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2014-06-16 Mindful Communication in the Path of Awakening 53:11
We explore the importance of speech practice, its place ijn the path of awakening, the four ethical and behavioral guidelines for "right": or "wise" speech, and ways of developing mindfulness in spech practice
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Mindful Communication: A Wise Speech Retreat
2014-02-22 Wise Speech, part 2 44:35
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2014-02-22 Wise Speech, part 1 22:06
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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