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Rodney Smith's Dharma Talks
Rodney Smith
More and more, the teaching practice takes me into the community where I engage directly with students. My focus right now is on bringing the continuity of the Dharma into the market place. Although retreating is an important form for self-knowledge, I find myself less interested in the immediate results of a retreat and more interested in helping students investigate their relationship to the ups and downs of their everyday life.
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2015-12-10 The Spiritual Journey - Ascent and Desent 48:10
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation and the Heart
2015-12-08 Sophistication To Innocence 43:20
Knowing is the foundation of our worldly life, but innocence is the ground of our spiritual journey
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation and the Heart
2015-05-12 Continua of Practice: Introduction 62:45
A continuum is a story or narrative about awakening. Myths are spiritual narratives that often can be condensed into a continuum with a beginning and an end and various highs and lows throughout the process. An important point is that though a continuum is depicted as a linear journey it is not a timeline, though from the perspective of the individual it may seem like it is.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society Continua of Practice Series
2014-12-13 Questions and Answers 58:35
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation and the Heart
2014-12-11 Understanding States Of Mind 45:38
Using boredom as an example, this talk looks at the formation of states of mind and how to quiet their impact.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation and the Heart
2014-12-09 The Counter Intuitive Ground Of Spiritual Practice 45:34
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Insight Meditation and the Heart
2014-03-25 Realm Of Practice and realm Of Abiding 41:31
During our practice phase of development, we learn to adapt and change. During the abiding phase, we are out of the paradigm of adaption into surrender.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-03-18 Releasing Our Imaginary Friend 43:15
This talk explores where the sense-of-self is more important than our spiritual progress and asks questions to unfreeze that location.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-03-11 Abiding with Creation 44:14
Confusing the past with the creative present is the single biggest issue facing practitioners of the Dharma.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-03-04 The Flame Of Now 41:37
Our thoughts place us on the periphery of "Now", but a question ensues, "do we want what Now offers?"
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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