Listen to Past Conferences

We are happy to now be able to offer audio recordings from some of our events. The Following three talks are from our spring 2006 Series on LIVING INSIGHTS: Insight practices and social responsiveness across diverse wisdom traditions

Yoga and Awareness of Divinity

Swami Vedananda, is a senior monk of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco. He is well known and respected for his contribution to interfaith dialogues and guiding students in Vedantic philosophy and religion. Before taking vows of sannyasin, he earned a Ph.D. in physics.
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82.5 MB (Windows, right click. Mac, option click)

Jewish Insights on Transformation

Rabbi Alan Lew is one of the leaders of the Jewish Meditation movement. He is Past President of the Board of Rabbis of Northern California, and the founding director of Makor Or, a center for Jewish Meditation. Rabbi Lew was spiritual director of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco from 1991-2005, and has been the moderator of the Mosaic television series for ten years. Rabbi Lew’s books include One God Clapping; The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbi,(1999), the winner of a PEN award, which chronicles his studies in Zen Buddhism and his use of meditation in enhancing Jewish spirituality. His other books include Be Still And Get Going: A Jewish Meditation Practice For Real Life, ( 2005), and This Is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation, (2003), which presents the Jewish High Holidays as a map of the soul’s journey through life, death and renewal.
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101.8 MB (Windows, right click. Mac, option click)

Being in the World: Transforming Our Relationships with “Opponents” and “Enemies”

Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, writes and teaches classes, groups, and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, socially engaged Buddhism, and transpersonal studies, in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. He also directs an eighteen-month interfaith program in Socially Engaged Spirituality for Saybrook Graduate School, and has been an organizer, teacher, and board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. His book, The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World, will appear in September 2006 with Beacon Press.
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100.2 MB (Windows, right click. Mac, option click)

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