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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 a meditation through a sensitive topic of race, racism and spiritual practice. Referencing to injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Donald Rothberg leads the spiritual journey meditation towards perfecting mindfulness. To look deeply to oneself takes more courage than the soldier on the battlefield.
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.
Donald Rothberg talks about working with transforming judgment mind. It talks about daily life and limiting factors and sometimes unconscious.
Donald Rothberg talks about empathy: its nature, what makes it hard and how to develop it. Empathy is the ability to tune in to a person’s emotions, thinking, etc.
Donald Rothberg talks about the relationship between Generosity and Gratitude. It’s the spirit of giving is based on the feeling of Gratitude.
In this meditation practice, Donald Rothberg talks about embracing the darkness and inviting in the light especially in this time of winter solstice.
Donald Rothberg talks about a vision of bringing wisdom and love to all parts of our lives. In this meditation, he showed the letter from Birmingham Jail.
Donald Rothberg discusses the nature of Equanimity, what are the challenges and difficulties, & why it is important. Equanimity is synonymous with balance.
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.
The judgmental mind works in a very selective manner. Donald Rothberg explores the nature of the judgmental mind and gives guidance to transform it.
Donald Rothberg talks about the art of Samadhi practice. Samadhi (concentration) is the aim of the practice. It allows to know more and see with the mind.
Donald Rothberg teaches advanced meditative technology (just kidding). He talks about the 3 ways of seeing to aid in insight practice.