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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 45 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, the Louisville Vipassana Community, 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):
December 2 (Saturday), Benicia Insight Meditation Community: Wise Speech for the Holidays (daylong): 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 10-17 (Tuesday to Tuesday): Metta Retreat: Cultivating the Wise, Awakened, and Responsive Heart (with Kaira Jewel Lingo, Sylvia Boorstein, Jonathan Relucio, Gullu Singh, and Beth Sternlieb). In person.
February 2-4 (Friday to Sunday): Navigating The Dark Night of the Soul (with Marisa Handler, and supported by Gavin Milne): Gaia House.
February 6-11 (Tuesday to Sunday): Berkeley, CA: Transforming the Judgmental Mind (with Eve Decker): An in-person non-residential retreat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For further information and to register: https://donaldrothberg.com/register.
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.