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A Dharma talk must always be appropriate in two ways: it must accord perfectly with the spirit of the Dharma and it must also respond perfectly to the situation in which it is given. If it only corresponds perfectly with the teachings but does not meet the needs of the listeners, it's not a good Dharma talk; it's not appropriate. -- Thich Nhat Hanh

Dharma Talk
Cultivating Equanimity

with Donald Rothberg

  • Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Diego, CA, Meeting House
  • Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

Equanimity is the powerful quality of non-reactivity, balance, clear-seeing, care, and responsiveness in relationship to whatever arises in experience. How do we cultivate equanimity in formal meditation? How do we bring equanimity into action, including difficult situations? What does equanimity mean when there is suffering and injustice? What are the challenges to equanimity and possible confusions about equanimity? In this talk, we will explore the beautiful and important quality of equanimity through examining these questions and pointing to perspectives and practices that help us to develop equanimity.

Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock, 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. He regularly teaches insight and lovingkindness meditation, and on the topics of transforming the judgmental mind, mindful communication and wise speech, working skillfully with conflict, and socially engaged Buddhism. He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World.

Event cost: Following a 2,500 year tradition known as Dana, this Dharma Talk is offered on a generosity (dana) basis. No one will be denied because they cannot give. We are encouraging members to donate what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.

Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. We encourage carpooling.

For questions contact Nina at nina@insightsd.org

Donald is also leading a San Diego Buddhist Study Series event in September. Visit our community page for information.

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Dharma Talk
  • Teacher: Carol Wilson
  • Date: October 19, 2018
  • Check back soon for topic and other details