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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. He has taught and practiced Buddhist meditation for over 40 years, and his teaching and trainings have helped to pioneer new ways of connecting inner and outer transformation. He is a member of the Teacher's Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, a guiding teacher for the Marin Sangha, and a regular teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California, Southern Dharma Retreat Center in North Carolina, InsightLA, and New York Insight, and the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World
Upcoming Events: Daylongs and Retreats (see schedule for more details):
April 29 (Saturday): Spirit Rock, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Transforming the Judgmental Mind.
May 12 – 14, 2023 (Friday to Sunday). New York Insight: Doing and Not-Doing in Meditation and Daily Life. All times Eastern time: Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Online.
June 20-26 (Tuesday to Monday): Southern Dharma Retreat Center (north of Asheville, North Carolina): Wise Speech Retreat. In-Person.
August 3-6 (Thursday to Sunday), Spirit Rock: Liberating Insight and Luminous Awareness: The Heart of Insight Meditation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. In-person non-residential retreat.
September 10-17 (Sunday to Sunday): Southern Dharma Retreat Center (north of Asheville, North Carolina): Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Students. In-person retreat.
September 21-24 (Thursday to Sunday): Southern Dharma Retreat Center (north of Asheville, North Carolina): Self-guided retreat. In-person retreat.
September 29-October 1 (Friday to Sunday): Weekend retreat. Louisville Vipassana Community. Held at the Earth & Spirit Center (“The Barn”), 1924 Newburg Road, Louisville. Theme to be determined.
October 20-23 (Friday to Monday): Gay Buddhist Fellowship Annual Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
November 4-11: InsightLA Big Bear Retreat Center (Southern California, San Bernardino Mountains): Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness (with Tere Abdala and Devon Hase).
December 2 (Saturday), Benicia Insight Meditation Community: Wise Speech for the Holidays (daylong): 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Links to talks and interviews:
Donald Rothberg and Yassir Chadly in Dialogue on Buddhist and Sufi Perspectives and Practices: A Gathering of Wisdom, Love, and Respect (February 9, 2022). Yassir Chadly is a long-time friend of Donald who is a Sufi teacher, musician, and former Olympic swimmer, originally from Morocco: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/69417/.
Video of the February 6, 2022 fundraiser (Donald was one of the speakers) for the "Garden of Hope" project for a center in the West Bank for mindfulness practice, cultural exchange, and training in nonviolent action, guided by Issa Souf: https://vimeo.com/675262166/67591afe67. Donald's 10-minute or so talk starts around 59:40. Here’s the link for the GoFundMe page for the project: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-the-garden-of-hope-mindfulness-centre?qid=b6f630c89354cf8dbc570801f48dc4bc.
"Honoring the Great Teacher of Interbeing and Engaged Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh" (February 2, 2022) with personal stories: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/69277/. Slide show of photos of the life of Thich Nhat Hanh from age 16 to 92: https://media.dharmaseed.org/documents/TNH_Photos.pptx
"A Guided Meditation in the Manner of Thich Nhat Hanh" (February 2, 2022): https://dharmaseed.org/talks/69276/
Practicing during the Pandemic: Perspectives, Practices, and Suggestions 1 (the talk): https://dharmaseed.org/
Practicing during the Pandemic: Perspectives, Practices, and Suggestions 2 (Q&A): https://dharmaseed.org/
See "Schedule" page for more information on upcoming events and talks.