Tag: Laura Rosenthal

10/27/2016 “The Eight Worldly Winds” with Laura Rosenthal

The Eight Worldly Winds encapsulate the many vagaries of life that can challenge our sense of balance and ease or, as teacher Donald Rothberg says, “the …ways…we may get blown off center.” Join Laura Rosenthal for a discussion of the role these “winds” play in our lives and in Buddhist practice. How do they challenge our equanimity and how are they a tool for cultivating greater insight and ease?
Laura is a longtime SIM participant. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP4) and is currently participating in Spirit Rock’s Advanced Practitioners Program.

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08/18/2016 “The Power of Negative Thinking” with Laura Rosenthal

In Buddhist teaching, ethical conduct constitutes an essential training: sila, one of the three trainings that form the ennobling eightfold path. While contemporary teachers frequently discuss the ethical precepts in positive terms, emphasizing the wholesome qualities we are cultivating, traditional Buddhist teaching frames them in the negative, as core unwholesome behaviors with respect to which we practice renunciation. In this dharma talk and group discussion, we will explore why the precepts may have been framed in this way as well as the freedom and richness found in exploring this path of “not doing.”

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Laura Rosenthal, a long-time participant in the SIM community, is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP 4) and is currently participating in Spirit Rock’s Advanced Practitioners Program (APP).

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01-14-16: “Views & Opinions,” with Laura Rosenthal

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08-06-15: “Saddha-Confidence in Practice,” with Laura Rosenthal

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