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Steven Smith's Dharma Talks
Steven Smith
The millennium question I hear students asking is how they can integrate the path of self-liberation with the path of paying attention to the welfare of others. My focus is guiding practitioners to do both. The dharmic brilliance is that liberation, the core teaching, creates a deep, transformative experience of who we are, which, in turn, transforms our care for the state of all beings everywhere.
1998-06-10 Seven Factors Of Awakening: Mindfulness 50:03
Developing free-flow natural mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-11-21 Seven Factors Of Awakening: Piti: Dhamma Pleasures 63:31
Joy as a quality of awakening (5 kinds) and as the path of awakening.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-11-21 Seven Factors Of Awakening: Equanimity 65:10
Equanimity allows for the balancing of mental states. Compassionate action comes out of equanimity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-11-08 Seven Factors Of Awakening: Calm 57:34
Calm opens mind for deep inquiry - letting go of protective attitudes of longing and depression.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-11-06 Seven Factors Of Awakening: Concentrations And The Vipassana Jhanas 68:34
Discussing concentrations: samatha and vipassana samadhi and exploring the vipassana jhanas and insight knowledge.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-10-17 Seven Factors Of Awakening: Courageous Energy 56:42
The stages of evolution of energy in practice - joyful, difficult and going beyond.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-10-13 Seven Factors Of Awakening: Investigation 51:58
Discerning awareness reveals the unique and universal nature of experience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-09-28 From Doubt To Confidence: Walking On 40:28
Exploring doubt, the grace of surrender and emerging faith
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-06-16 Carrying On - Practice In Daily Life 62:07
transition from retreat to daily life: Sila, Samadhi, Panna
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review
1997-06-09 Facets Of Mindfulness 69:06
attuning to the wondrous Dhamma with primal awareness/body, feelings, emotions and skillful means with resistance
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Steven Smith Review

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