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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.
2007-12-30 In Alignment With Zero 51:54
Aligning our practice to the truth of life.
Resolutions of the Heart: New Year's Retreat
2007-04-07 Utterly Ordinary 44:52
2007-04-04 Radical Accountability 47:42
2007-04-01 Leanings of the Mind 47:09
2007-01-01 The Governing Laws Of The Mind 45:31
The law that the sense of self is part of the mind and not outside of it, sets the entire framework of practice
New Year's Retreat
2006-12-29 Radical Accountabilty 46:55
Being accountable as the mind blankets the world.
New Year's Retreat
2002-12-29 Sensitivity Of The Heart 44:34
The meditation journey is traveling the distance between the mind and the heart.
2002-04-12 The Four Great Efforts 46:15
Balancing between cultivating wholesome qualities and not pursuing them as ends in themselves is the art of Buddhism.
2002-04-08 Following The Pain Line 42:09
The first step of spiritual maturity is to move into pain. Holding the pain without explanation or justification allows it to open into emptiness.
2002-03-29 The Eightfold Path 1: Wise View 41:35
Wise view is the essential first step, which frames the entire path of practice.

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