Double Star Dance
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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 35 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 and the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World.

Upcoming: July 11: Spirit Rock: Transforming the Judgmental Mind: Daylong Retreat (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  Judgments of a reactive and compulsive nature are very strong in most of our lives. They can distort our perceptions, make relationships with others difficult, and undermine our work. We will examine what judgments are and how to work with them, using mindfulness, “heart” practices, and inquiry, helping us to preserve the discernment often found in judgments, while working through the destructive aspects of judgments. We will also explore how we internalize the judgments of our society in a number of ways, particularly related to race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Attendees will have the option of attending a follow-up six-week class (starting July 15, and going every week for six weeks) through the MARC program at UCLA, that will go further and deeperplease go to for further information. For further information on the daylong and to register, please go to: Zoom.  



Recent talks:

“Buddhist Practice and the Transformation of Racism” (two talks): (June 17, 2020) and (June 24, 2020).
A recent interview (from July 11, 2020):

Dharma resources for coronavirus: 

Practicing during the Pandemic: Perspectives, Practices, and Suggestions 1 (the talk):
Practicing during the Pandemic: Perspectives, Practices, and Suggestions 2 (Q&A):

All retreats and talks in the coming weeks have been rescheduled to online: see details on the "Schedule" page.

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