Donald Rothberg

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Donald Rothberg is a leading teacher and writer on meditation, the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and socially engaged spiritual practice. is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in socially engaged spirituality. His experience uniquely combines a long record of activism and organizing, extensive teaching, and leadership roles in pioneering programs that weave together social action with spirituality.

He has taught and practiced Buddhist meditation for over 35 years, and his teaching and trainings have helped to pioneer new ways of connecting inner and outer transformation.

Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen, Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism.

An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Donald has helped to guide six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program). He 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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Donald Rothberg’s Mindfulness Meditations

Donald Rothberg leads the spiritual journey meditation towards perfecting mindfulness. To look deeply to oneself takes more courage than the soldier on the battlefield.

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Practicing anger is a crucial theme in practice. There are many reasons for anger being quite confusing and yet being challenging to working with anger when the need arises.

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Donald Rothberg talks about the relationship between Generosity and Gratitude. It’s the spirit of giving is based on the feeling of Gratitude.

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Donald Rothberg discusses the nature of Equanimity, what are the challenges and difficulties, & why it is important. Equanimity is synonymous with balance.

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Forgiveness practice can be done in different ways. In cultures, it’s an interpersonal practice while in Buddhist practice, it’s more of inner or community.

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Donald Rothberg teaches advanced meditative technology (just kidding). He talks about the 3 ways of seeing to aid in insight practice.

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