Bringing Our Practice “on the Cushion” into Our Everyday Lives and Social Engagement
Guest Teacher: Donald Rothberg
The great Tibetan teacher Shabkar once said, “Let your life and practice be one.” While we often begin with a sense of a mostly private and personal meditation practice that helps us develop more mindfulness, calm, kindness, and wisdom, it becomes important to find ways (which are not always so easy to find) to bring our sense of practice increasingly into all the parts of our lives—our relationships, our work, our communities, and our larger social world, with its urgent needs. We’ll explore such ways to have our lives and practice be integrated and form one whole.
Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock in northern California, teaches classes and retreats on insight and lovingkindness meditation, transforming the judgmental mind, mindful communication, working skillfully with conflict, and socially engaged Buddhism. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he has helped to guide a number of six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality. He has practiced insight meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen practice. He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life and the co-editor of Ken Wilber in Dialogue: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.
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