Donald Rothberg, PhD

Residential Retreat Teacher

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.

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.”
 
Donald Rothberg, The Bodhisattva: "Let Your Life and Practice Be One"

Donald Rothberg's Upcoming Programs

Retreat Online

Saturday, July 20 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Transforming the Judgmental Mind

6 CE Credits. Judgments of a reactive and compulsive nature can have a strong impact on our lives. They can distort our perceptions, make relationships difficult, and undermine our work. Together we will examine what judgments are and how to work with them, using mindfulness, “heart” practices, and inquiry. These explorations will help us to preserve the discernment often found in judgments, while working through their destructive aspects. Attendees will have the option of regular follow-up sessions to continue and deepen the learning.

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

Upcoming Drop-Ins

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, July 24 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk

Our Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk is led by Sylvia Boorstein, Donald Rothberg, Heidi Bourne, or other guest teachers. This group welcomes beginners and experienced practitioners to explore the Dharma.

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, July 31 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk

Our Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk is led by Sylvia Boorstein, Donald Rothberg, Heidi Bourne, or other guest teachers. This group welcomes beginners and experienced practitioners to explore the Dharma.

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

Drop-in Online

Wednesday, August 28 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk

Our Wednesday Morning Meditation & Talk is led by Sylvia Boorstein, Donald Rothberg, Heidi Bourne, or other guest teachers. This group welcomes beginners and experienced practitioners to explore the Dharma.

Donald Rothberg

Donald Rothberg

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Donald Rothberg through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.

Picks from the Library