# Garden of Soul: Rob Burbea's Teachings <div class="admonition quote"><div class="title">❝</div><div class="content"> We're perfectly happy regarding the emotions as 'real,' and having real causes, and relating to them and caring for them as real entities with real causes. <i>And</i> we're perfectly happy regarding them as thoroughly empty, and not real, and not being really caused by real things. There's a range of view, and we're skilled in many different approaches and perspectives regarding the emotions.<br/> <br/> <i>a quote from the talk '<a aria-label-position="top" aria-label="Orienting to This Jhana Retreat > Emotional discernment and emotional capacity in awakening and healing" data-href="Orienting to This Jhana Retreat#Emotional discernment and emotional capacity in awakening and healing" class="internal-link">Orienting to This Jhana Retreat</a>'</i><br/> </div></div> <div class="admonition important"><div class="title">Thank you!</div><div class="content"> This Digital Garden presents selected talks of <b><a data-href="Rob Burbea" class="internal-link">Rob Burbea</a></b>. Thank you, Rob, for those wonderful teachings!<br/> <br/> And thank you, dear visitor, for your interest! Be invited to browse what Rob has to say, about meditation practice, the Buddhist path, emptiness, and its application to a Soulmaking Dharma, among many other topics of heart, mind and soul.<br/> <br/> The transcripts of the talks have been adapted from the <b><a data-href="Rob Burbea Transcription Project" class="internal-link">Rob Burbea Transcription Project</a></b>. Thank you, Shannon, Elmer, Pádraig, and others, for all the work you've done!<br/> <br/> Curating this Digital Garden falls under the purview of the <b><a aria-label-position="top" aria-label="Hermes Amara Foundation" data-href="Hermes Amara Foundation" class="internal-link">Hermes Amāra Foundation</a></b>, which works towards maintaining Rob's work. Thank you, Custodians and the other Circles, for supporting this project!<br/> <br/> </div></div> The **[[help]]** pages have an introduction to this Digital Garden and show how to browse it. You might also want to check out the **[[index]]** for key terms and phrases, or practice with the **[[guided meditations]].**, or browse the **[[suttas]]** and **[[books]]** referenced by Rob. If you have been here before you might want to check out the [[Changelog]] for new content and features.^[For any feedback or suggestions relating to this Digital Garden, please email [email protected]] \ ## Retreats and series of talks - ⏸️ [[2006 New Year's Retreat]] - ✔️ [[2007 Lovingkindness and Compassion As a Path to Awakening]] - ✔️ [[2007 New Years Retreat Insight Meditation]] - ✔️ [[2008 Lovingkindness and Compassion As a Path to Awakening]] - 🛠️ [[2014 November Solitary - Questioning Awakening]] - 🛠️ [[2017 Eros Unfettered]] - 🛠️ [[2019 Practising the Jhanas]] - ✔️ [[2020 Vajra Music]] <span style="color:darkgray"> 🛠️ work in progress (adding more talks, more structure etc.)<br/ > ✔️completed<br/> ⏸️ postponed<br/ > </span> </br> <div class="admonition important"><div class="title">A request</div><div class="content"> When distributing links to this digital garden to others, please be considerate and keep in mind that this project is very much work in progress. What you see here is only a very small part of the teachings of Rob Burbea!<br/> <br/> </div></div> <br/> <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> ```mermaid graph TD; ```