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Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen, Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes, groups and retreats on meditation, daily life practice, spirituality and psychology, and socially engaged Buddhism.

An organizer, teacher, and former board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Donald has helped to guide six-month to two-year training programs in socially engaged spirituality through Buddhist Peace Fellowship (the BASE Program), Saybrook (the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program), and Spirit Rock (the Path of Engagement Program).

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: Conversations with Leading Transpersonal Thinkers.

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March 26, 2012 - The Bodhisattva: "Let Your Life and Practice Be One"

There’s a beautiful vision that calls many of us in which we connect our inner practice with our response and vocation in the world. We find it in Indigenous traditions where spirituality isn’t cut off from community and daily life. And in the amazing figures of the Jewish prophets, who have this deep calling and are also advocates on behalf of the poor and oppressed. This tradition led directly to Jesus and Christianity. In the Buddhist tradition, it’s also there: the vision of one who would help others and be committed to awakening at the same time. It is rooted in the deep aspiration: “May my awakening be connected with the intention to help others. May they be inseparable.”

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