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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.
2010-01-01 From Adaptation To Surrender 42:12
The Dharma demands a paradigm shift, not a modification of our narrative.
Resolutions of the Heart: New Year’s Retreat
2009-12-29 From Noise To Stillness 47:01
The spiritual journey can be understood as moving from the constricting and confining environment of noise to the free expanse of stillness.
Resolutions of the Heart: New Year’s Retreat
2009-04-08 3.8 Billion Years Ago 46:43
Each of us contain the moment when consciousness took form as well as the adaptive responses since that moment many billions of years ago.
Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2009-04-05 Aligning the Mind With the Now of the Body 48:10
As the mind begins to enter the Now of the body, a merging occurs between the two and a new deminsion discovered.
Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-07-13 Restless Body, Unworried Mind 47:37
When sufficiently investigated, the whole of the Dharma can be seen within a single hindrance.
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-04-05 Authentic Action 49:25
What is action when it is not related to conditioning and fear? This talk explores action from stillness.
Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-04-02 The Governing Laws Of The Mind 48:46
When the sense of “I” is seen as a mental process, suddenly the laws of the mind become obvious.
Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-03-30 Right Effort And Wise Effort 49:19
Right effort is the effort the self makes towards its liberation but is that effort wise?
Living Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat
2008-01-05 Questions And Answers 64:46
Questions and Answers
Resolutions of the Heart: New Year's Retreat
2008-01-02 Recovering The Primary Intention 46:24
Confused by what we want we pursue what we don’t really want.
Resolutions of the Heart: New Year's Retreat

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