Online: Dukkha and the End of Dukkha – Transforming Suffering and Reactivity

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Online: Dukkha and the End of Dukkha – Transforming Suffering and Reactivity
with Donald Rothberg
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 | 10:00am – 5:00pm ET

The Buddha famously said, “I have taught dukkha [suffering or a sense of unsatisfactoriness] and the cessation of dukkha.”

In this daylong retreat with Donald Rothberg, PhD, a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, we will explore this core teaching as it is expressed in the Buddha’s teachings of the Four Noble Truths, Dependent Origination, and the Two Arrows. We will learn ways to study and implement this teaching both in formal meditation and in everyday life, including in the context of the pandemic and contemporary “social dukkha.”

We will work with practices and reflections that bring together the wisdom of seeing the roots of dukkha, the compassion and kindness that can hold our difficulties, and skillful action to transform dukkha.


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Donald Rothberg, PhD

Donald Rothberg, PhD, is a member of the Teachers Council at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976 and also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice, in the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy, and in the Somatic Experiencing approach to working with trauma. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook University, he currently teaches and writes on mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation, and the application of these and other practices to transforming the judgmental mind, speech and communication, working with conflict, social service, and social action. Donald 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.

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