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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.
2016-12-19 Practicing with Darkness and Light at the Winter Solstice 60:17
This time of greatest darkness is a time, when we may, like the earth, stop much of our outward activity, going inward for the sake of renewal and return. As we settle our minds, bodies, and hearts, we open to the generative and fertile darkness and stillness of the unknown and the difficult, and to the gifts, insights, and light that manifest through such opening.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat

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