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The teachings of the Buddha (Dharma) and the practices of Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and loving-kindness meditation (metta) are at the heart of all the programs we offer at Spirit Rock. Practicing Insight Meditation develops mindfulness, the capacity to pay attention to each moment of life and to see clearly the truth of our experience. Studying the Dharma provides insights into the conditions that define and limit our experience of life. And cultivating an attitude of loving-kindness allows us to stay present to what's true and what's difficult in our lives with compassion for ourselves and others. Ultimately, our relationship to life is transformed as we learn to live more wisely and kindly.

Latest Episodes

Heidi Bourne : Begin at the Beginning & Begin Again and Again and Again

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

122 min1 w ago
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Heidi Bourne : Begin at the Beginning & Begin Again and Again and Again

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 9--Wise Speech 6--Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 4

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We focus, in the context of difficult or challenging communication, on the integration of individual, inner practice and skillful speaking. After a review of eight general guidelines for skillful speech and how we do inner practice related to, but separate from, such challenging communication, we look at ways to bring inner practice in speaking and relating. We also focus on several more "outer" skillful ways of speaking to bring about mutual understanding, including using relatively neutral observations free of interpretations, and cultivating the practice of empathy. We then look at how to integrate more inner and more outer dimensions of practice in the context of several challenging situations.

48 min2 w ago
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Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 9--Wise Speech 6--Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 4

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 8: The Foundations of Wise Speech 5: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 3

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We review eight important capacities that help us to be skillful in difficult and challenging situations involving speech and communication. We then continue to explore how we might combine more "inner" and more "outer" responses, here focusing especially on "inner work" with difficult emotions (we look at working with anger and fear), thoughts and narratives (we look particularly at those connected with the judgmental mind), and body states. A discussion follows the talk.

71 min3 w ago
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Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 8: The Foundations of Wise Speech 5: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 3

Kate Johnson: Creatively Imagining Collective Liberation

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Dharma Talk

50 minSEP 24
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Kate Johnson: Creatively Imagining Collective Liberation

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 7: The Foundations of Wise Speech 4: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 2

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) After a brief review of the foundations of wise speech and the eight guidelines for skillful speech when there are difficult or challenging situations, we explore the connection of inner practices with such situations. We look at two dimensions of such practice: (1) looking at and transforming conditioning that makes it hard to engage in such situations, such as related to negative views about conflict and anger, and discerning when there is spiritual bypassing in relationship to difficulties; and (2) bringing mindfulness, inquiry, and investigation to difficult emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, etc.,and to thoughts and narratives (especially generated by the judgmental mind). We will continue this exploration, including of difficult body states, next time..

70 minSEP 23
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Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 7: The Foundations of Wise Speech 4: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 2

Kate Johnson: Meeting Strong Emotions

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Dharmette & Guided meditation

58 minSEP 23
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Kate Johnson: Meeting Strong Emotions

Pamela Weiss: Our Women Ancestors: Finding a Way Out of No Way

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Dharma Talk

51 minSEP 21
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Pamela Weiss: Our Women Ancestors: Finding a Way Out of No Way

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 6: Wise Speech 3: Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) After reviewing three foundations of Wise Speech--the four ethical guidelines for skillful speech, presence and mindfulness during speech, and the practice of empathy--we explore, on the basis of these foundations, how to be skillful during difficult or challenging situations of speech and communication, whether involving two individuals, a group, or a larger society. We identify eight perspectives, practices, and capacities that support skillful speech during such difficult situations.

68 minSEP 16
Comments
Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 6: Wise Speech 3: Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations

Kevin Griffin: Dharma and Recovery

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

83 minSEP 12
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Kevin Griffin: Dharma and Recovery

Heidi Bourne : Strength, Steadiness & Courage; The Practices of Renunciation & Faith - Part 2

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

100 minSEP 9
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Heidi Bourne : Strength, Steadiness & Courage; The Practices of Renunciation & Faith - Part 2

Latest Episodes

Heidi Bourne : Begin at the Beginning & Begin Again and Again and Again

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

122 min1 w ago
Comments
Heidi Bourne : Begin at the Beginning & Begin Again and Again and Again

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 9--Wise Speech 6--Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 4

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We focus, in the context of difficult or challenging communication, on the integration of individual, inner practice and skillful speaking. After a review of eight general guidelines for skillful speech and how we do inner practice related to, but separate from, such challenging communication, we look at ways to bring inner practice in speaking and relating. We also focus on several more "outer" skillful ways of speaking to bring about mutual understanding, including using relatively neutral observations free of interpretations, and cultivating the practice of empathy. We then look at how to integrate more inner and more outer dimensions of practice in the context of several challenging situations.

48 min2 w ago
Comments
Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 9--Wise Speech 6--Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations 4

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 8: The Foundations of Wise Speech 5: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 3

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) We review eight important capacities that help us to be skillful in difficult and challenging situations involving speech and communication. We then continue to explore how we might combine more "inner" and more "outer" responses, here focusing especially on "inner work" with difficult emotions (we look at working with anger and fear), thoughts and narratives (we look particularly at those connected with the judgmental mind), and body states. A discussion follows the talk.

71 min3 w ago
Comments
Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 8: The Foundations of Wise Speech 5: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 3

Kate Johnson: Creatively Imagining Collective Liberation

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Dharma Talk

50 minSEP 24
Comments
Kate Johnson: Creatively Imagining Collective Liberation

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 7: The Foundations of Wise Speech 4: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 2

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) After a brief review of the foundations of wise speech and the eight guidelines for skillful speech when there are difficult or challenging situations, we explore the connection of inner practices with such situations. We look at two dimensions of such practice: (1) looking at and transforming conditioning that makes it hard to engage in such situations, such as related to negative views about conflict and anger, and discerning when there is spiritual bypassing in relationship to difficulties; and (2) bringing mindfulness, inquiry, and investigation to difficult emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, etc.,and to thoughts and narratives (especially generated by the judgmental mind). We will continue this exploration, including of difficult body states, next time..

70 minSEP 23
Comments
Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 7: The Foundations of Wise Speech 4: Becoming More Skillful with Difficult Speech Situations 2

Kate Johnson: Meeting Strong Emotions

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Dharmette & Guided meditation

58 minSEP 23
Comments
Kate Johnson: Meeting Strong Emotions

Pamela Weiss: Our Women Ancestors: Finding a Way Out of No Way

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) Dharma Talk

51 minSEP 21
Comments
Pamela Weiss: Our Women Ancestors: Finding a Way Out of No Way

Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 6: Wise Speech 3: Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) After reviewing three foundations of Wise Speech--the four ethical guidelines for skillful speech, presence and mindfulness during speech, and the practice of empathy--we explore, on the basis of these foundations, how to be skillful during difficult or challenging situations of speech and communication, whether involving two individuals, a group, or a larger society. We identify eight perspectives, practices, and capacities that support skillful speech during such difficult situations.

68 minSEP 16
Comments
Donald Rothberg: Deepening Our Practice in the Pandemic 6: Wise Speech 3: Practicing with Difficult Speech Situations

Kevin Griffin: Dharma and Recovery

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

83 minSEP 12
Comments
Kevin Griffin: Dharma and Recovery

Heidi Bourne : Strength, Steadiness & Courage; The Practices of Renunciation & Faith - Part 2

(Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

100 minSEP 9
Comments
Heidi Bourne : Strength, Steadiness & Courage; The Practices of Renunciation & Faith - Part 2
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