“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön


Cultivating Clear Seeing, Wisdom, and Insight – Donald Rothberg

Oct 21, 2023

Part 1: GBF 2023 Fall Retreat.

Our teacher for the weekend, Donald Rothberg, informs us that the purpose of Buddhist practice is to move beyond techniques and teachings, into a deep state of resting in one’s own being. There we can experience insight into Impermanence, Dukkha, and Not-Self that informs our behavior in daily life.

A 45-min dharma talk is followed by a 45-min Q&A and group dialogue.

Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Center, and a teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, teaches retreats and groups on concentration and insight meditation practice, loving-kindness practice, transforming the judgmental mind, mindful communication, working skillfully with conflict, and socially engaged Buddhism.

He has practiced insight meditation since 1976 and received training in Tibetan Dzogchen, body-based psychotherapy, and trauma work. He has helped guide many six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality, both Buddhist-based and interfaith. 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.”
Find him at https://donaldrothberg.com/