The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Rodney Smith's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
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.
2012-12-11 Mirroring Meditation 50:59
Working with every image as it arises and shifts form into the formless.
Insight Meditation and the Heart
2012-12-09 From Form To Formless 48:51
The overall arching theme of the spiritual journey is the movement out of form into the formless.
Insight Meditation and the Heart
2011-03-24 Questions and Answers 57:25
Probing some of the transitional dharma points.
Insight Meditation and the Heart
2011-03-22 Secrets Of The Mind 47:52
When the mind is no longer divided, it reveals its secrets.
Insight Meditation and the Heart
2011-03-20 Distortions Of Mind 48:27
The mind configures reality into distorted images. It is our job to sort it out.
Insight Meditation and the Heart
2010-12-12 "I Teach One Thing Only" 48:07
This "one thing" the Buddha taught and forms a continuum of practice that informs our motivation all along the way.
Insight Meditation and the Heart
2010-07-24 Living A Blameless Life. 49:40
With faith, accountability, and ethical resolve we move through life blamelessly.
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-07-22 Effort and the End of Suffering 48:10
Effort shows us what we are contracting around, our hopes, goals, and view. Tuning to that feedback provides a clear direction towards liberation.
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-07-20 Aligned With Selflessness. 48:21
To access the central teaching of the Buddha, all components of the mind, body, and effort - must be in alignment.
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-01-05 Courage Toward the Infinite 48:55
Radical realization requires radical discernment and a ferocious willingness to tear the Dharma apart.
Resolutions of the Heart: New Year’s Retreat

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